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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

7 Books for Pride, Written by Room's Past and Present Contest Judges

In honour of pride season, here are some books you should read, from Room's past and present contest judges. Read more about 7 Books for Pride, Written by Room's Past and Present Contest Judges

14 Aboriginal Women Writers to Read this Summer

Room collective member Jónína Kirton shares her list of Canadian Aboriginal writers whose work she has either come to know and respect or that are on her "to read” list. Read more about 14 Aboriginal Women Writers to Read this Summer

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: July 31 2015

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