The Offing is an online literary magazine that publishes "work that pushes literary and artistic forms and conventions" and seeks out and supports work by and about those often marginalized in literary spaces. Their new editor-in-Chief, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, is one of fewer than 100 Black American women to ever earn a Ph.D. in Physics. She is an expert in theoretical cosmology and is also internationally recognized for her anti-racist, feminist, and pro-queer writing and activism.
Room editorial board member and Pandora's Collective executive director Bonnie Nish interviews Chelene Knight about her debut book of poetry, Braided Skin.
Samantha Rousseau interviewed Ayelet Tsabari, 2015 creative non-fiction contest judge and author of The Best Place on Earth. Deadline for submissions to Room's annual CNF contest is March 8, 2015.
With the deadline for the 2015 creative non-fiction contest fast approaching, Lindsay Glauser Kwan spoke with last year's first place winner, Naoko Kumagai.
In this interview, Lindsay Glauser Kwan talked to Helen Polychronakos about what inspired the upcoming Trespass theme for issue 38.3 and what makes a good submission.
Eliza Robertson — winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the featured author in our spring 2015 issue — answers a few questions about writing, travel, and submitting to literary contests.
We are happy to announce that the short story, Wolves, Cigarettes, Gum that was published in Room magazine's “Crime” issue is going to be included in this year’s Journey Prize Stories 26.
We spoke to Sofie and Erica of House Hippo Press, a feminist LGBTQ press based in Toronto that publishes zines, about the inspiration for their zine, missed connections, and the importance of women (self-identified) only spaces.
We spoke to Saleema Nawaz, our fiction judge, about writing short stories and novels, and her advice for Room's contest applicants.
Currently on Newsstands
Room 40.4, Let's Make Contact
Edited by Chelene Knight
In this issue:
Kate Balfour, Selina Boan, Chelsea Comeau, elaine corden, Nancy Jo Cullen, Ariel Dawn, Harjit Dosanjh, Jann Everard, Jiyoon Ha, Gili Haimovich, benjamin lee hicks, Edythe Anstey Hanen , Claire Miller-Harder, Kyla Jamieson, Amanda Kelly, Cara Lang, Ashley Little, Andrea MacPherson, Rowan McCandless, Hajer Mirwali, Barbara Rosini, Sheila Sanderson, Taylor Stewart, Anny Tang, Susanne von Rennenkampff, Aisha Walker, jia qing wilson-yang.