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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

Interview with Lucas Crawford, Poet and 2015 CWILA Critic In Residence

Poet Lucas Crawford (published in Room issue 37.2 Expanding The Voice) talks with Room editor Bonnie Nish about transgender literature, writing, and his recent appointment as CWILA's 2015 Critic In Residence. Read more about Interview with Lucas Crawford, Poet and 2015 CWILA Critic In Residence

Room's Annual CNF Contest: Deadline Extended until March 22!

Happy International Women's Day, Room readers! Great news: we are extending the deadline to submit to our our 2015 annual CNF contest until March 22, 2015 at midnight (PST). Read more about Room's Annual CNF Contest: Deadline Extended until March 22!

An interview with Room issue 38.4 editor Taryn Hubbard

Roomie Terri Brandmueller asks Taryn Hubbard a few questions about writing, poetry, and working with Room. Taryn previously co-edited issue 37.1 of Room, and was the assistant editor for issues 37.3 and 37.4. She is editing our upcoming issue, 38.4 (December 2015), which is currently accepting submissions of writing and art on any theme. Read more about An interview with Room issue 38.4 editor Taryn Hubbard

Review: ribcage: this wide passage at Firehall Arts Centre

A review of Heather Hermant's ribcage: this wide passage at the Firehall Arts Centre. Read more about Review: ribcage: this wide passage at Firehall Arts Centre

Call for Submissions: 38.4: Open Issue

Room Magazine invites polished, unpublished writing on any theme for our upcoming issue, 38.4, edited by Taryn Hubbard.

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


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.