Interviews

sarah kabamba fiction contest winner

Our 2015 Fiction Contest Winner, Sarah Kabamba, talks about her writing process and motivation and her winning-story, “They Come Crying.”

Room's Taryn Hubbard talks to M. NourbeSe Philip (featured author in Issue 38.4 "Fieldwork") about the range of her writing genres, her writing performances, and gets her advice for new writers.

Room's Rachel Thompson spoke with Shashi Bhat, Editor of EVENT, for our series on literary and cultural magazines (#LitMagLove).

Room's Rachel Thompson spoke with Eleni Zisimatos, Editor-in-Chief of Vallum Magazine, all about submitting to the Montreal-based bi-annual poetry journal.

Room editorial board member Jónína Kirton talks to our Cover Art Contest judge Amy Friend about her beautiful and haunting art.

Chelene Knight talks to Terri Brandmueller about what’s coming up in 39.2 and what makes a good Room submission. Deadline for poetry, fiction, CNF and art is October 31, 2015.

This is the first in a series on literary magazines we love (#LitMagLove). We asked publisher Kathryn Mockler to tell us all about submitting writing, art, and translations to The Rusty Toque.

Feminist Art Conference Founder and Room Cover Art Judge Ilene Sova talks about feminist art, women's art and its value.

We chat with writer, poet, painter and social service worker Catia Mendes to talk about art, diversity, and how Canadian literature can be more inclusive.

We already peeked into the writing rooms of 5 Room writers. Now let's take a peek into where a few Room editorial collective members do their writing...

Whether it is sharpened HB pencils, inky pens or your reliable laptop, we begin to depend on our tools almost superstitiously. We talked with 5 Room writers about their preferred writing tools.

I don’t know about you, but I find inspiration whenever I see a space dedicated to writing. Judging from the great writing we publish in Room, I knew there had to be some great rooms we could peek into. Here are five...

Topics discussed: Back to the Future, pornography, dinosaurs, Aamer Rahman, and Granville Street in Vancouver.

Kayi Wong discusses feminism, young adult literature, and collaboration with beloved graphic novelists Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. Originally published in Room issue 38.2 "How We Relate."

What it means to co-editors Nailah King and Christina Cooke to be editing the Women of Colour issue, and their advice for Women of Colour who are struggling with whether to submit to Room.

"We are so similar but we are so different to read. There is so much to reveal in the world."

An interview with our 2015 CNF contest winner.

Pat Lowther Poetry Award and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize winner Jen Currin shares her secrets to generating great poetry

We talk to the founder of QueerofGender.com, an online project dedicated to celebrating the various experiences of gender within LGBTTQQ2SIAP+ Black, Indigenous & People of Colour communities.

An extended version of our RoomMate profile of Bonnie Nish from Room 38.2.

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  • Room vol 40.2: Our Rubble, Our Loss
    Room 40.2, Our Rubble, Our Loss
    Edited by Meghan Bell

    In this issue:

    Carleigh Baker, Leslie Beckmann, Isa Benn, Alison Braid, Maggie Burton, Ava C. Cipri, Kayla Czaga, Ruth Daniell, Leanne Dunic, Tanis Franco, Andréa Ledding, Tanya Lyons, Kim McCullough, Amber McMillan, Nav Nagra, Sarah Nakamura, Zehra Naqvi, Annmarie O’Connell, Eva Redamonti, Amanda Rhodenizer, stephanie roberts, Emily Schultz, Idrissa Simmonds, Mallory Tater, Erika Thorkelson, Debbie Urbanski, Susan E. Wadds, Laurelyn Whitt, Irene Wilder

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