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Expanding the Voice 37.2

Room magazine has been connecting with its readers for over 35 years, and its biggest strength is its ability to spark discussion with readers on what unites us as women. In today’s changing society, we are seeing a shift in gender roles and identities. Many of the pieces in this issue explore gender barriers to expand our perspective on what it means to be female.

Current Issue

Unapologetic Passion, Women and Geek Culture: An Interview with Paper Droids

As part of our upcoming "Geek Girls" issue (37.3, September 2014), three of the editors were kind enough to answer a few questions about the magazine and what it means to be a woman in geek culture. Read more about Unapologetic Passion, Women and Geek Culture: An Interview with Paper Droids

An Interview with LGBTQ zine, House Hippo Press!

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. Read more about An Interview with LGBTQ zine, House Hippo Press!

Review: A Bitter Mood of Clouds by Vivian Hansen

From our 37.2 issue: You may think that in the age of Twitter, poets would shun the outsized proportions of a long poem. Thank goodness some don’t. Calgary writer Vivian Hansen has chosen the ideal form for exploring the interconnectivity of generations and cultural/personal identity in her narrative long poem, A Bitter Mood of Clouds. Review by Barbara Black. Read more about Review: A Bitter Mood of Clouds by Vivian Hansen

Opening Small Moments up: An Interview with poet Sandra Ridley

From issue 37.2: an interview with Ottawa-based poet Sandra Ridley on her new book, working with the archive, and how place creates atmosphere. Read more about Opening Small Moments up: An Interview with poet Sandra Ridley

Call for Submissions: Call For Submissions: 38.2 Contest Issue

Room is currently accepting fiction, poetry, CNF, and art on any theme for our summer 2015 issue, edited by Meghan Bell. Issue 38.2 will feature new fiction by Eliza Robertson (winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize), as well as the winners from our 2014 literary contest. All of our usual submission guidelines apply.

Deadline: October 31, 2014