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

Current Issue

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

Film Review: Girlhood

A review of Girlhood (directed by Céline Sciamma), now playing in select theatres. Read more about Film Review: Girlhood

Call and Response: In Conversation with Cecily Nicholson

From issue 37.4 Claiming Space, Room editor Christina Cooke talks with poet Cecily Nicholson. Cecily Nicholson’s work engages conditions of displacement, class, and gender violence. She is the administrator of Gallery Gachet and has worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood since 2000. She is the author of Triage (2011) and From The Poplars (2014), both from Talonbooks. Read more about Call and Response: In Conversation with Cecily Nicholson

An Interview with Poet and Room Poetry Coordinator Chelene Knight

Room editorial board member and Pandora's Collective executive director Bonnie Nish interviews Chelene Knight about her debut book of poetry, Braided Skin. Join Chelene and Pandora's Collective at the launch at the Cottage Bistro in Vancouver on April 8, 7pm. Read more about An Interview with Poet and Room Poetry Coordinator Chelene Knight

Call for Submissions: 38.4: Open Issue

Room Magazine invites unpublished writing on any theme for our upcoming issue, 38.4, edited by Taryn Hubbard. Issue 38.4 will feature new work by M. NourbeSe Philip and an interview with Marie Annharte Baker.

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: April 30 2015

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Upcoming 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.

We will be officially accepting submissions for issue 39.1 in May. Please indicate in your cover letter if your submission is for issue 39.1. 

Deadline: July 31 2015

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