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Fiction Contest 2024: The Longlist

Fiction Contest 2024: The Longlist

We are so thrilled to announce the longlist for our 2024 Fiction Contest! A big thank you to our Room collective members for selecting our longlist. These submissions will now be reviewed by this year's judge, Sarah Bernstein. A big congratulations to these talented...

Room is Hiring a New Publisher

Room is Hiring a New Publisher

Room magazine is seeking a new publisher! The publisher is responsible for overseeing Room’s finances, grant writing, circulation, distribution, sales, and event programming. Alongside the managing editor, the publisher makes major operational decisions and co-leads...

Short Forms Contest 2023: The Winners

Short Forms Contest 2023: The Winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2023 Short Forms Contest. A huge congratulations to the following three authors whose brief and beautiful works were handpicked by esteemed judge, Tsering Yangzom Lama. We won’t keep you waiting any longer: here they are!...

Short Forms Contest 2023: The Longlist

Short Forms Contest 2023: The Longlist

It’s finally here! We are so excited to announce the longlist for our 2023 Short Forms Contest! A big thank you to our Room collective members for carefully selecting this longlist, and a big congratulations to these talented poets. --- Room Magazine’s 2023 Short...

Short Forms Contest 2023: The Longlist

Short Forms Contest 2023: The Shortlist

We are so excited to announce the 2023 Short Forms Contest shortlist! Many thanks, again, to all those who entered, and to our wonderful judge, Tsering Yangzom Lama, for reviewing the longlisted works with such careful consideration. A big congratulations to these six...

Call for Submissions: Issue 47.4

Call for Submissions: Issue 47.4

Room Magazine invites unpublished writing and art on any theme for our open issue 47.4, edited by Shristi Uprety, Rose Morris, Melissa Barrientos, and Kailee Wakeman. Underrepresented writers—including but not exclusive to women (cis and trans), trans men, Two Spirit...

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“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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Join Room and Augur in the gleaming, unwritten future with our utopia issue. Featuring new poetry by Larissa Lai and an interview with Whitney French.

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