Call for Submissions: 47.3 BODIES

Wade through the pleasures and pains of the flesh with us in the BODIES issue!

Seeking writing and visual art about touch and isolation, trans and queer embodiment, fat liberation, chronic illness and disability, brutality, sensuality, and other meditations on the bones and muscles you inhabit every day. What words live in the relationship between your body and other bodies? Between your body and the land beneath it? Explore what it means to feel empowered and grounded in your body—and what it means to feel betrayed by it. Have you ever lost your body to dissociation? Or perhaps to transcendence? The body is a site of self-love, self-hate, and body neutrality alike: accepting loving odes, body horror, and everything in between.Room publishes short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, and other creative writing in all genres, and visual art. Note that interior art will be displayed in black and white.

Edited by Nara Monteiro, Lena Belova, Eleni Vlahiotis, and Sadie Graham


Before submitting, please read about us to see if your work fits within Room’s mandate, then refer to our submission guidelines.

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

Submission period: November 15 2023–Jan 5 2024 / Printed: September 2024

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Editor: Shristi Uprety
Assistant Editor: Ruchika Gothoskar
Shadow Editor: Tara Preissl
Cover Art: R.Y.B by Doan Truong

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Editor: Rachel Thompson
Assistant Editor: Ellen Chang-Richardson
Shadows: Melissa Barrientos, Lena Belova
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