Amy places the whisker back into the mug of steamed milk and glances over at Kat next to a pile of empty teacups. She sits on the tall kitchen chopping block, sketchbook balanced on her lap. She snaps the book closed and hops off the block.
Our summer issue has been printed and will be arriving on newsstands and in mailboxes very soon! Go behind the scenes with artist Rachael Ashe, whose altered books grace some of the issue's interior pages.
You’re invited! Help us celebrate the launch of 35.2 Shaping the Spark on June 12th at 7pm at the W2 Media Cafe! Our readers include Genni Gunn, Linda King, Solveig Mardon, and Crystal Sikma, all contributors to Shaping the Spark.
Issue 36.1 editor, Rachel Thompson, discusses the theme for the issue, Mythologies of Loss. "If loss is anything, it is lonely. But perhaps the intimacy of the page shared by writer and reader can make it less so." See the full article for an inside look into what we are looking for in submissions to the issue.
I thought we were dead
when Dave spread his maps
across the wheel and took off
his glasses to consult them while his semi
careened unchecked down the interstate.
I watch Ava peel down her panties. Her ass a kicked apple: Brown. Purple. Blue. She tucks wads of newspaper inside her jeans, zips up, and smiles. “Ready.”
The honourable mention for Room's 2011 creative non-fiction contest, judged by Susan Juby.
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Room 41.3, Queer
Edited by Leah Golob
In this issue:
Adèle Barclay, Joelle Barron, Nicole Breit, Mary Chen, Lucas Crawford, Jen Currin, Pamela Dodds, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Jess Goldman, hannah harris-sutro, Leah Horlick, Sam Jowett, Ness Lee, Annick MacAskill, Alessandra Naccarato, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Marika Prokosh, Amal Rana, Siobhan Roca Payne, Leah Sandals, Hana Shafi, Arielle Spence, Samantha Sternberg, Sanchari Sur, K.B. Thors, Corey Turner, Jackie Wykes.