We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2017 Cover Art Contest, as selected by our esteemed judge Judge Zainub Verjee, the Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Arts Galleries in Toronto. Please join us in congratulating the artists!
Stacey May Fowles is a novelist, sportswriter, essayist, and Room’s 2018 creative non-fiction contest judge. She received widespread acclaim for her passionate perspective on baseball and fandom in her 2017 essay collection, Baseball Life Advice. We had a chance to talk to Fowles about finding community in writing and what makes for riveting non-fiction.
Why does it seem like every Canadian literary magazine—whether online or in print, or both—sponsors a writing contest? The first in a series on how writing contests function in the Canadian literary community.
Did you miss our deadline? Fear not! Room’s inaugural, genre-less Short Forms Contest deadline has been extended until Sunday, January 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm (PST).
Our 2015 CNF Contest Honourable Mention.
Our 2015 Fiction Contest Winner, Sarah Kabamba, talks about her writing process and motivation and her winning-story, “They Come Crying.”
Feminist Art Conference Founder and Room Cover Art Judge Ilene Sova talks about feminist art, women's art and its value.
Read the Honourable-Mention Winning Entry From Our 2015 CNF Contest
From 150 entrants, here are the 10 still in contention to win
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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.