Friday, February 7, 2014
Room Magazine: Canada's oldest literary journal by and about women
Update: book release: Room's 40th Anniversary Anthology
For over thirty-five years, Room Magazine has been a space for emerging and established female writers and artists. Based in Vancouver and run by a passionate and diverse collective of volunteers who share editorial and administrative responsibilities,
Room explores a wide range of themes and ideas through fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book reviews, and artwork by women and about women. We have been honoured to published work by amazing writers such as Carol Shields, Amber Dawn, Ivan Coyote, Lorna Crozier and so many more.
Room was founded as A Room of One's Own (from Virginia Woolf's 1929 essay of the same name) in the 1970s by a collective of female writers, editors and academics, as a way of providing a space for female voices at a time when women writers had a harder time getting published than their male counterparts. Today, Room celebrates events such as Day of the Girl and International Women's Day, and maintains a strong, feminist mandate both in the journal itself, and through our online presence on Facebook (www.facebook.com/roommagazine) and Twitter (@RoomMagazine).
Every year, Room publishes four unique issues – two themed, and two un-themed, open issues – and hosts a literary contest (deadline is July 15!). Upcoming theme In Translation (deadline July 31, 2014). We accept submissions on an ongoing basis from female-identified writers and artists across the globe. Please visit our website (www.roommagazine.com) for more information.