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Room is published quarterly by the West Coast Feminist Literary Magazine Society, also known as the Growing Room Collective. Members of the collective, located in various parts of Canada, put thousands of hours in each year because they believe in a place for women writers and artists. In light of recent research from organizations like CWILA, there has never been a more critical time for the promotion and engagement of writing by women and reviews of women’s work.

Since the beginning, we have published over 2000 women writers in forty volumes. Amber Dawn, Nalo Hopkinson, Miriam Toews, Shani Mootoo, Evelyn Lau, Hiromi Goto, Marie Annharte Baker, Jane Urquhart, and Sharon Butala are just a few of the well-known writers we have included in the pages of Room, and we are also committed to discovering and supporting emerging writers. Although we are unable to offer you a tax receipt, we can promise plenty of cultural karma. And to show our appreciation, we'll also publish donors' names.

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  • Room 43.3 Neurodivergence: Collage construction featuring black and white architecture dotted with circular adornments and rectangular window grids.The architectures are both right-side-up and upside-down, challenging gravity while becoming their own planet - bonded together by sharp, clear crystal points and organic blooms of mustard-coloured minerals.
    Room 43.3, Neurodivergence
    Edited by Rachel Thompson

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    K. J. Aiello, Aeman Ansari, Annie Blake, Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros, Aimée Henny Brown, Megan Callahan, Conyer Clayton, Rachel D.L., Dorianne Emmerton, Lauren Ewald, Kate Finegan, Catherine Garrett, LHC, Safiya Hopfe, Madison Hyman, Claire Kelly, Terese Marie Mailhot, Elizabeth McGeown, Kate Mildew, Amy Newell, Lisa O’Neill, Ottavia Paluch, Ryan Rattliff, Nicole Robitaille, Michele Saint-Yves, Emi Sasagawa, L M Schmidt, A.K. Shakour, Jane Shi, Hilary Sideris, Nadia Siu Van, Erin Soros, Léa Taranto, Allison Bird Treacy, Sarah Williams, Lindsay Wong, A. Light Zachary

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