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The Tower Will Not Hold

The Tower Will Not Hold

The Tower Will Not Hold is the third place winner for the 2022 Creative Non-Fiction Contest, as selected by Judge Luna Ferguson. ----   I’m sitting on the rooftop of Venice Suites, enjoying a view of the hot sand, the slate-coloured water, the skinny palm trees,...

Review of This is My Real Name: A Stripper’s Memoir

Review of This is My Real Name: A Stripper’s Memoir

Cid V. Brunet’s debut memoir, This Is My Real Name: A Stripper’s Memoir, is a loving, vengeful lament to sex work, based on the ten years Brunet worked as a stripper across Canada under the name Michelle. Anarchist and self-described “queer separatist,” Brunet reconstructs their experiences as Michelle with a precise, devastating eye, offering both the grime and glitter of the industry with the same restrained lyricism. 

Fiction Contest 2022: The Longlist

Fiction Contest 2022: The Longlist

Drumroll, please! We are thrilled to announce the longlist for our 2022 Fiction Contest. A hearty congratulations to the following writers, and, as always, a big thank you to all those who submitted their work! ------ Room Magazine's 2022 Fiction Contest Longlist...

Tipping Point: Letter from the Editor

Tipping Point: Letter from the Editor

I find this in the words of these authors—as they speak to the generosity of nature, and the changes taking place in our climate. As they delve into their interior lives and make demands for repair, stability, and rest. Their writing contemplates moments of breaking that bring us all much closer, or much further away from the future that we desire. 

Cover Art Contest 2021: Third Place

Cover Art Contest 2021: Third Place

This piece is the third place winner for the 2021 Cover Art Contest, as judged by Chief Lady Bird. THIRD PLACE: It’s Complicated, by Laura Silva "El hombre es Dios cuando crea. Years ago an esteemed teacher told me this while discussing art. It translates to “humans...

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ROOM 45.4: Baby, Baby, Baby!
Editor: Micah Killjoy

Assistant Editor: Ruchika Gothoskar
Shadows: Stacy Gardner and Kaiya Jacob
Cover Art: Life by Lisa LaRose

In This Issue: Katherine Abbass Carla Barkman, Kirti Bhadresa, Devon Borkowski, Nicola I. Campbell, Ashley Chafin, Heather Debling, Rachel Deutsch, Faith Eberz, Therese Estacion, Ashley Fish-Robertson, Stacy Gardner, Ruchika Gothoskar, Sadie Graham, Kaiya Jacob, Moe Kirkpatrick, Lisa LaRose, Kate MacDonald, Heather Simeney MacLeod, Suzanne Manizza Roszak, Hana Mason, R/B Mertz, Aila Omar, Catherine Phillips, Anna Laura Reeve, Otilia Sabina, Karen Sadler, Lynne Schmidt, Tusa Shea, Sarah Simon, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Jacqueline Willcocks, Cynthia Woodman Kerkham, Tara-Michelle Ziniuk

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