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Giving Tuesday 2022

Giving Tuesday 2022

Let's be honest: it's been a hard few years. This is why we need your support now, more than ever. Room is Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal, and has published fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art, interviews, and book reviews for over forty years....

Poetry Contest 2022: The Longlist

Poetry Contest 2022: The Longlist

We are thrilled to announce the longlist for our 2022 Poetry Contest! A big thank you to our Room collective members, and a big congratulations to these talented poets! ---- Room Magazine’s 2022 Poetry Contest Longlist Viewer Commiseration is Contrived, by Vironika...

Call for Submissions: Issue 46.3 Ghosts

Call for Submissions: Issue 46.3 Ghosts

Come haunt us. Room seeks writers of marginalized genders for poems full of folklore, creative nonfiction on rattling encounters, transient fiction, and other such spirited words. Send us writing and visual art that is acutely aware of the apparitions around us. Show...

Unbound Community Care: Hope Lauterbach

Unbound Community Care: Hope Lauterbach

Unbound is a growing collective that celebrates and nurtures Black creative voices. Founded in 2020, the Unbound Reading Series is an annual reading event that features emerging and established Black authors and poets. Unbound also provides a monthly virtual drop-in...

An Interview with Upcoming Commissioned Author, Sydney Hegele

An Interview with Upcoming Commissioned Author, Sydney Hegele

All hands are on deck working on Issue 46.2 of Room! Send in your submission by October 15th to be considered for publication alongside our 2022 contest winners and commissioned writer Sydney Hegele, who is the author of the short story collection The Pump. Sydney joined us via Zoom to talk about finding your descriptive style, the resonance of the weird, and forging queer futures.

Review of The Bear Woman in Translation

Review of The Bear Woman in Translation

How had Marguerite ended up on that phantom island, the Île des Démons, crawling inside a dark cave surrounded by wild wolverines and hungry, snarling bears? What scandalous affair aboard the ship had led to her abandonment? These insatiable curiosities fill the writer’s mind, and she is swept away in research, trying to escape her own time by imagining life in the 16th century. 

Review of Beast at Every Threshold

Review of Beast at Every Threshold

Poems in Beast at Every Threshold attempt both: the consumption of media and narratives is a process of looking for reflections of the self in another, while to “fluent” is to, in a way, translate between languages of love and touch.

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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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