Room with a View

For better or for worse, it's wedding season! This love fest features Dina Del Bucchia, a writer, rom com expert, and self-identified small town bitch. Dina chats with Mica about how romance is represented on screen (and all the problems with that), how romance is represented in real life (and all the problems with that) and why marriage just isn't for her. Also included: jokes about penises, why "whimsy" is such a misunderstood concept, and... more

Posted by: Mica Lemiski

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Posted by: Meghan Bell

This episode features Alea Rae Clark, a singer, lyricist, and guitarist in the band Douse. Alea chats with Mica about why they transitioned away from their image as "front-woman" and how identifying as non-binary has helped Douse become more unified as a band. Alea and Mica also discuss whether sadness is necessary to create art, whether lyric-writing robots are a useful tool or a disgrace to humanity and the songwriting process, and what,... more

Posted by: Mica Lemiski

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2018 Creative Non-Fiction Contest, as selected by our esteemed judge Stacey May Fowles—novelist, sportswriter, and the author of essay collection, Baseball Life Advice. Please join us in congratulating the writers!

Posted by: Kayi Wong

We're excited to announce the shortlisted pieces from our 2018 Creative Non-Fiction Contest! Here is the shortlist of essays, as determined by our esteemed judge Stacey May Fowles.

Posted by: Kayi Wong

The long-awaited long list is here! Next week, we will be announcing the shortlisted pieces, as chosen by our judge Stacey May Fowles, so stay tuned!

Posted by: Kayi Wong

This episode features an interview with Spanish filmmaker and documentarian Alba Sotorra. Alba's latest film, Commander Arian, follows the title character and her journey alongside the Women's Protection Unit in Syria (the YPJ)—an all-female militia fighting to liberate the city of Kobane from ISIS. Alba chats with Mica about how these women are fighting for their right to exist, how they earn freedom on the frontlines, and why it's so... more

Posted by: Mica Lemiski

Congratulations to June Barrage, our 2017 Cover Art Contest Honourable Mention!

Posted by: Sierra Skye Gemma

This episode features Mozhdah Jamalzadah, an Afghan-Canadian pop-singer and talk show host deemed "Afghanistan's Oprah" by Time Magazine. In this interview, Mozhdah chats with host Mica about what it's like to prioritize social issues over your own safety (Mozhdah was forced to leave Afghanistan in 2012 because her talk show, which tackled taboo subjects like divorce and domestic abuse, made her vulnerable to extremist threats) and how her... more

Posted by: Mica Lemiski

Announcing the Winners of our Winter 2017-18 Short Forms Contest!

Posted by: Sierra Skye Gemma

The long-awaited Short Forms Shortlist is here! We'll be announcing the winners—as chosen by judge Jane Eaton Hamilton—in the coming week.

Posted by: Sierra Skye Gemma

The long-awaited Short Forms long list is here! Next week, we will be announcing the shortlist, as chosen by judge Jane Eaton Hamilton. Stay tuned!

Posted by: Sierra Skye Gemma

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    Room 41.3, Queer
    Edited by Leah Golob

    In this issue:

    Adèle Barclay, Joelle Barron, Nicole Breit, Mary Chen, Lucas Crawford, Jen Currin, Pamela Dodds, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Jess Goldman, hannah harris-sutro, Leah Horlick, Sam Jowett, Ness Lee, Annick MacAskill, Alessandra Naccarato, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Marika Prokosh, Amal Rana, Siobhan Roca Payne, Leah Sandals, Hana Shafi, Arielle Spence, Samantha Sternberg, Sanchari Sur, K.B. Thors, Corey Turner, Jackie Wykes

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