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Room 38.2, How We Relate

How We Relate refers to both how and why we tell stories, and to how our relationships with the people, things, and environments in our lives affect us and our need to tell these stories.

Current Issue

Hitting the Right Notes Across Genres: An Interview With Doretta Lau, Featured Author in Room 38.3, Trespass

Doretta Lau wrote "Best Practices for Time Travel" for our upcoming issue 38.3. Topics discussed: Back to the Future, pornography, dinosaurs, Aamer Rahman, and Granville Street in Vancouver. Read more about Hitting the Right Notes Across Genres: An Interview With Doretta Lau, Featured Author in Room 38.3, Trespass

In Conversation with Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki

Kayi Wong discusses feminism, young adult literature, and collaboration with beloved graphic novelists Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. Originally published in Room issue 38.2 "How We Relate." Read more about In Conversation with Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki

New Extended Deadline for Room's Poetry and Fiction Contests!

You have another two weeks to send us your best poems and short stories. Room is accepting submissions to our annual poetry and fiction contest until the extended deadline of Aug. 1 at midnight (PST). Read more about New Extended Deadline for Room's Poetry and Fiction Contests!

Women of Colour Editors on the Upcoming Issue

What it means to co-editors Nailah King and Christina Cooke to be editing the Women of Colour issue, and their advice for Women of Colour who are struggling with whether to submit to Room. Read more about Women of Colour Editors on the Upcoming Issue

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: August 9, 2015

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