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This issue of Room is a love letter to unremitted, unrestrained, and often unfashionable enthusiasm.

Current Issue

Guest Post: Remembrance Doesn’t Have a Gender

Guest Post for Remembrance Day by Kelly S. Thompson: I often reflect back on my own service during this time of year, thinking of my friends and fellow comrades. Inevitably, my mind turns to the women I worked with, those fellow trailblazers, bravery-laden females who refused to believe we were operating in a man’s world or rather, chose to fight against that notion. Read more about Guest Post: Remembrance Doesn’t Have a Gender

Capturing Light: Interview with Cover Artist Amy Friend

In this interview, Lindsay Glauser Kwan talked to artist Amy Friend about photography, light and the cover of past issue 36.1 Mythologies of Loss. Read more about Capturing Light: Interview with Cover Artist Amy Friend

Najwa Ali, Featured Reader on Betsy Warland’s Oscar's Salon

Najwa Ali's piece “Writing, In Transit” was selected by judge Betsy Warland for top prize for our 2013 creative non-fiction contest and was published in issue 37.2 Expanding the Voice. Now Betsy Warland has selected Najwa Ali as featured reader on Oscar’s Salon online. Read more about Najwa Ali, Featured Reader on Betsy Warland’s Oscar's Salon

“Broetry”, The Gender Gap, and Women-Only Spaces: An Interview with Quaint Magazine

Roomie Meghan Bell talks to Quaint Magazine about how women-only publications can help combat sexism in the literary world. Read more about “Broetry”, The Gender Gap, and Women-Only Spaces: An Interview with Quaint Magazine

Call for Submissions: 38.3: Trespass

Read the sign that says prohibited, members only, or do not enter, and go there anyway. Cross a line and permeate a border. Explore a haunting. Transgress the social code and live beyond simplistic binaries. Organize a sit-in, a protest, or squat. "Trespass" is the theme for Room 38.3, which will feature fiction by Doretta Lau and an interview with Harsha Walia.

Editor Helen Polychronakos and Assistant Editor Leah Golob seek poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art about doing what you've been told not to do. Poems that cross-dress as manifestos, essays that defy all rules, photography as both art and document, reportage disguised as fiction—generic trespass is also welcome.

Deadline: January 31, 2015

Our usual submissions guidelines apply.