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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

Catch Room at WORD Vancouver on Sept 28 in three different ways

Room magazine is proud to be participating in the annual WORD Vancouver festival this year at Library Square on Sept. 28. This year we’ll be hosting our magazine table where we’ll have the current 37:3 Geek Girls issue and our fabulous back issues. At 12:20 p.m. poets from 37:2 and 37:3 will read their work at our Room reading, and at 4:15 p.m. Roomie Carrie Schmidt will be participating on a lit magazine panel. Hope to see you there! Read more about Catch Room at WORD Vancouver on Sept 28 in three different ways

An Interview with Amy Jones, Author of "Wolves, Cigarettes, Gum," Issue 36.3

We are happy to announce that the short story, Wolves, Cigarettes, Gum that was published in Room magazine's “Crime” issue is going to be included in this year’s Journey Prize Stories 26. Lindsay Glauser Kwan spoke with Amy Jones about her characters, crime and the confidence she gained from her story's inclusion in this year's Journey Prize Stories anthology. Read more about An Interview with Amy Jones, Author of "Wolves, Cigarettes, Gum," Issue 36.3

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!

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