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


Currently on Newsstands

  • 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

    In this issue:

    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