Call for Submissions: 47.1 UTOPIA, A ROOM x Augur issue

Who is the future for? Room and guest editors from Augur Magazine seek artists of marginalized genders for fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, and poems of utopic exploration. Is Utopia possible, and for whom? What are the DIY steps to craft beauty from ugliness? How can the social experiment go right? Craft and complicate perfection; make the unimaginable real.

Please note that we are not looking for Dystopia, but we welcome complications & examinations of what Utopia means and who it’s historically been imagined for.

Edited by Kerry C. Byrne, Terese Mason Pierre, Toria Liao, Yilin Wang, Nara Monteiro, and Micah Killjoy


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. Underrepresented writers—including but not exclusive to women (cis and trans), trans men, Two Spirit and non-binary writers who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, queer, and/or disabled—are particularly encouraged to submit.


Submissions Period

Extended deadline: now until July 21st, we’re accepting submissions from writers and artists of all marginalized genders!

May 15–June 5: We’re accepting submissions from writers from all around the world!
June 6–June 30: We’re only accepting submissions from Canadian writers / writers based in in so-called Canada; diaspora writers welcome. If you’re unsure whether you qualify, email to check.

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“Maple keys are built by nature like helicopter blades, which allows them to propel as far as possible from the mother maple… In these pages, we see the brave, touching, true ways we, too, must embrace the fear and the excitement that comes with leaving where we are rooted.”

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