Temporarily Closed for Submissions

We will be temporarily closing our submissions between May 3-July 31!

Issue 44.1 will be a special themed issue featuring writing and artwork from the artists programmed to be in the Growing Room Literary & Arts 2020 festival, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.

In order to give our staff and collective members the time and space to put this special issue together, we will be closing submissions for a three month period so submitters' works aren’t held in limbo, and our volunteer readers get a much needed break from additional responsibilities.

Though the Growing Room 2020 festival couldn’t come together in person this year, we will still come together using the means and methods we have. Thank you for your continued readership and support of these artists. We’re very excited to share this issue with the world!


Our submissions will open again on August 1st, and we look forward to reading your work again at that time.

With love,

The Growing Room and Room Team


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  • 43.1 Hair cover
    Room 43.1, Hair
    Edited by Chelene Knight

    In this issue:

    Sonja Boon, Kat Cameron, Jhilam Chattaraj, Chelsea Comeau, Nikka Cornelio-Baker, Unnati Desai, Kimberly Edgar, Sherine Elbanhawy, Kim Fahner, Chantal 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