43.3: Neurodivergence

Make us think, feel, and see things differently—like you do.

Editors Rachel Thompson and Meghan Bell invite you to submit your best poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art on the theme of neurodivergence.

We invite you to send your neurodivergent tales of torment and triumph in a neurotypical world. Submit your boundary-breaking chronicles of bucking expectations about how to socialize, learn, pay attention, feel, and think. Bring on your best stories about women and non-binary atypical thinkers.

We encourage writing that is critical of how neurotypical norms negotiate class, race, gender, queerness, and disability. Underrepresented writers—including but not exclusive to women (cis and trans), trans men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary writers who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, queer, and/or disabled—are particularly encouraged to submit.

Before submitting, please read our About section to see if your work fits within Room's mandate, then refer to the Submission Guidelines on how to format your work.

Submissions are accepted from Nov 1, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020


Next Call for Submissions: Issue 43.4 Open Call

Editor Geffen Semach alongside Isabella Wang as assistant editor and Molly Cross-Blanchard as shadow, invite you to submit your best poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art in any theme.

We invite you to delight and surprise us with stories and ideas we haven't yet heard. We want to be challenged by your work; let it allow us to think and feel differently and discover new things. We welcome wrok that challenges formal conventions and norms.

Our open issue is ready for your submissions February 1st, 2020 and will close on April 30, 2020.

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    Sonja Boon, Kat Cameron, Jhilam Chattaraj, Chelsea Comeau, Nikka Cornelio-Baker, Unnati Desai, Kimberly Edgar, Sherine Elbanhawy, Kim Fahner, Chantel Gibson, Ali Jo, Tamara Jong, Samantha Jones, Angélique Lalonde, Shelby Lisk, Asli Mahdi, Hannah McGregor, Téa Mutonji, stephanie roberts, Zoe Imani Sharpe, Mallory Tater, Délani Valin, Cara Waterfall, Adrianne Williams, Susan Wismer