Aboriginal women writers, feminist films, great fiction and CNF, and interviews with authors and editors were popular reads on our website this year. Check out this list of 2015's top website posts...
Our top post this year, by far, was this list produced by our new (at the time) editorial board member Jónína Kirton. The list truly “went viral” and continues to be read often now, well after summer has gone.
Our second-most popular post was about the editors of our our highly anticipated “Women of Colour” issue, which also made the rounds though supportive women of colour online writing communities. All this sharing online lead to an overwhelming number of great submissions to the issue. You can read editors Nailah King and Christina Cooke's selections in March 2016.
I asked five Room writers—two past contest judges, one past contest winner, and two commissioned writers—to share their spaces with us and tell us about how they work in each space. It turns out that many people are as nosy as I am.
This list has stayed strong in our number four slot, over a year later. We didn't have a chance to pull a new list together this year, but send us your feminist film recommendations on Twitter or Facebook, and we may do one in the new year.
Our interview with author Ayelet Tsabari, a Room regular and our 2015 creative non-fiction contest judge. Ayelet is also in our number three post on writing rooms.
Great CNF from our 2015 contest honourable-mention winner.
Another great reading list! From portraying families tormented by terrible secrets to hostile landscapes that forsake their inhabitants, Canadian writing isn’t afraid to get morbid, creepy or just plain weird—while still somehow maintaining a sense of humour.
Honourable mention in our 2014 contest fiction category.
Honourable mention in our 2014 CNF contest, by Christa Couture who also appeared in our number three post on writing rooms.
Roomie Terri Brandmueller talked to Taryn Hubbard about writing, poetry, and working with Room.
Another honourable mention, this time from our 2014 poetry category.
Naya Valdellon's poetry from issue 38.2, How We Relate, took our number twelve spot.
Kate Braid, our 2016 CNF competition judge, also had this CNF piece in issue 38.2, How We Relate.
Another behind-the-writing-scenes piece. This time we talked with five Room writers about their preferred writing tools to get a further glimpse into how they work.
Clara Kumagai's story from 37.4, Claiming Space.