The West Coast Feminist Literary Magazine Society is curating submissions for the next issue (41.3) of Room (est. 1975), a quarterly literary magazine that explores and celebrates the female experience through the creative talents of Canadian women writers.
Called “The Queer Issue,” this forthcoming issue invites women and genderqueer individuals who identify as part of the LGBTTQIA+ spectrum to submit their finest poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art.
This issue will celebrate the talents and perspectives of emerging and seasoned queer writers and artists; the creative work itself can converge on queer or non-themed topics. All types of submissions are invited. The editors especially want to hear from writers impacted by diverse interchanges of oppression, such as racism, classism, ableism, fatphobia, ageism, and transphobia.
In general, prose and poetry can express women’s courageousness, passion, susceptibility, and whimsicality. Prose can include interviews, essays, fiction, reviews, and profiles. Artwork is also welcome.
The editors also accept original work by women, including trans* persons, gender-variant and two-spirit women, and women of non-binary sexual orientations. The mission of the magazine is to provide readers with purposeful work that articulates the elaborate, distinct, and surely priceless lives of diverse women.
Word length: up to 3500 words for prose; up to five poems for poetry; up to five images for artwork.
* New Pay Rates: $50 CAD for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages.
Deadline: January 31, 2018. Read Room magazine’s submission guidelines.
* (Room changed its price structure in early 2017. Previously, rates were $50 for one or two pages, $60 for three pages, $80 for four pages, $100 for five pages, $120 for six or more pages.)