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How We Relate refers to both how and why we tell stories, and to how our relationships with the people, things, and environments in our lives affect us and our need to tell these stories.

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8 Canadian Gothic Books To Inspire You For Our Next Themed Issue

From portraying families tormented by terrible secrets to hostile landscapes that forsake their inhabitants, our national writing isn’t afraid to get morbid, creepy or just plain weird—while still somehow maintaining a sense of humour. In no particular order, eight Canadian Gothic literary works to inspire your submissions for our Canadian Gothic themed issue. Read more about 8 Canadian Gothic Books To Inspire You For Our Next Themed Issue

5 Room Writers Talk About Their Writing Tools (Photos)

As creators, we fall into habits of production; we find tools and materials that help our process along. Whether it is sharpened HB pencils, inky pens or your reliable laptop, we begin to depend on our tools almost superstitiously. We talked with 5 Room writers about their preferred writing tools to get a further glimpse into how they work. Read more about 5 Room Writers Talk About Their Writing Tools (Photos)

5 Room Writers Show Us Their Writing Rooms

I don’t know about you, but I find inspiration whenever I see a space dedicated to writing. Judging from the great writing we publish in Room, I knew there had to be some great rooms we could peek into. Here are five... Read more about 5 Room Writers Show Us Their Writing Rooms

Hitting the Right Notes Across Genres: An Interview With Doretta Lau, Featured Author in Room 38.3, Trespass

Doretta Lau wrote "Best Practices for Time Travel" for our upcoming issue 38.3. Topics discussed: Back to the Future, pornography, dinosaurs, Aamer Rahman, and Granville Street in Vancouver. Read more about Hitting the Right Notes Across Genres: An Interview With Doretta Lau, Featured Author in Room 38.3, Trespass

39.2: Open Issue

Room Magazine invites unpublished writing on any theme for our upcoming issue, 39.2, edited by Bonnie Nish and Terri Brandmueller Issue 39.2 will feature work by the late Elise Partridge and an interview with French-Canadian comics publisher, Deni Loubert.

Before submitting, please read our About section to see if your work fits within Room's mandate, then refer to the Submission Guidelines on how to format your work.

Deadline: October 31 2015

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Our next themed issue will be Canadian Gothic, 39.3.

From grim realism to the supernatural, Room invites you to explore manifestations of the gothic genre in Canadian literature and art. Editor: Leah Golob. Deadline: January 31 2016