Mythologies of Loss

Many cultures have tales of heroes who challenge death and rescue loved ones (or themselves) from an underworld. In an upcoming Room, our readers will find heroines, both fantastical and everyday, who face loss.

Editor Rachel Thompson seeks quality writing and art filled with dreams and longings—elegies, requiems, magical realism, and new folk legends that take our readers through and beyond grief cycles, rescuing loved ones lost, ourselves.

Deadline: August 15, 2012

(More about the theme: "We write to taste life twice.")

Submission Deadlines for Volume 36 (2013)

Volume 36.1 – Spring 2013: Mythologies of Loss, edited by Rachel Thompson. Deadline: August 15, 2012

Volume 36.2 – Summer 2013: Contest issue, edited by Clélie Rich. Deadline: October 30, 2012

Volume 36.3 – Fall 2013: Crime, edited by Irina Kovalyova. Deadline: January 31, 2013

Volume 36.4 – Winter 2013: Open issue, edited by Lorrie Miller. Deadline: April 30, 2013

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    Edited by Rachel Thompson

    In this issue:

    Jennifer Amos, Fenn Archdekin-Leung, Jenn Ashton, Jamelie Bachaalani, Colleen Baran, Jenny Bartoy, Alexandra Chang, Kristina Corre, Maggie de Vries, Shirley Harshenin, Jia Hwang, Sharon Jinkerson-Brass, Elizabeth Johnston, Tamara Jong, Manal Kamran, Carrianne Leung, Lily Leung, Mary MacDonald, Alissa McArthur, Cosi Nayovitz, Margaret Nowaczyk, Deanna Partridge-David, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Rebekah Rempel

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