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Room 38.1 cover with art by Meryl McMaster

Explore literature translated from languages other than English, and the act of translation in all its senses.

Current Issue

An Interview with Lauren Carter, the Winner of our 2014 Poetry Contest

Lauren Carter is the author of the poetry collection Lichen Bright and the novel Swarm, which appeared on CBC’s Canada Reads Top forty list of books that could change Canada. Her poem, “Island Clearances”, won Room's 2014 poetry contest, judged by Sonnet L’Abbé, and will be published in Room's June issue, 38.2 How We Relate. Read more about An Interview with Lauren Carter, the Winner of our 2014 Poetry Contest

Theatre Review: Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno

At times sentimental and existential, Green Porno paints the picture of nature at its most provocative and thought-provoking moments. Read more about Theatre Review: Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno

Writing That Travels Between Two Languages: An Interview with Carmen Rodríguez

An interview with author, poet, activist, and educator Carmen Rodríguez, originally published in Room 38.1 In Translation. Read more about Writing That Travels Between Two Languages: An Interview with Carmen Rodríguez

Review: Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical

Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical (now playing at the Cultch) is intensely relatable. Read more about Review: Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical

Call for Submissions: 39.1 Women of Colour*

*Women of Colour = non-white women, including trans* and non-binary people

We welcome writing and art about the experience of being racialized, dealing with racial discrimination, grappling with representation, defining one’s identity or identities, lost and reclaimed histories, as well as stories about loss, love, heartbreak, and triumph.

The above list is by no means exhaustive. We invite works that explore a variety of topics, as well as stories that challenge formal or social conventions and norms. Women of colour, the editors of issue 39.1 invite you to share your stories and be heard. Room is listening.

Edited by Christina Cooke and Nailah King.

Deadline: July 31 2015

We accept submissions of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art on any theme on an ongoing basis.