Fiction

“Dearbaby Destroytown” by Gretchen Potter

“Dearbaby Destroytown” by Gretchen Potter

This National Indigenous Peoples Day, we return to Gretchen Potter's tremendous fiction piece "Dearbaby Destroytown," first published in Room 44.3 Indigenous Brilliance. May it guide us to stand in solidarity with and uplift Indigenous peoples, and to work in service...

Normal Women: An Excerpt from Ainslie Hogarth

Normal Women: An Excerpt from Ainslie Hogarth

Room's winter issue 46.4 FEVER DREAM is open for pre-orders until Dec 15th. Gracing this issue is Ainslie Hogarth's commissioned story "Bad Egg," a story about power, obsession, and two characters alone in a mansion during an apocalyptic storm. While you wait for...

“New and Gently Used Hijab,” by  Sahar Mustafah

“New and Gently Used Hijab,” by Sahar Mustafah

First published in ROOM 39.1: WOMEN OF COLOUR, Sahar Mustafah’s fiction is a balm we return to this week. As we continue to amplify Palestinian voices, we urge our readers to demand a ceasefire and learn more about actions to take in solidarity with Palestine.  ...

Seasons Change

Seasons Change

“Seasons Change” is the Third Place winner for Room’s 2023 Fiction Contest. Of this piece, judge Heather O'Neill writes: "This story was so elegant and perfect. There was not a spare word. In this small story, a relationship between a man and woman is explored in a...

The Chipmunk

The Chipmunk

The Chipmunk is the Third Place Winner of Room’s 2022 Short Forms Contest, as judged by Alix Ohlin. You can find the full list of winners, and what judge Alix Ohlin had to say about each winning piece, here. ___ The Chipmunk At the campsite, my sister and I knot...

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ROOM 47.2 Seedpod
“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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