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September 2010 NewsRoom

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Women's Writing and Art

2010 fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction contest

Room contest image resizedWe are so lucky to have such talented Room readers.

The response to our annual writing competition has been overwhelming and we'd like to thank everyone who took the time to enter.

There's $2,250 to be won and winners will be announced at the end of October.

We're securing judges for next year's this space for updates.

Issue 33.3 out soon

Subscribe 2We've been loving the travel issue (33.2) and have been inspired by the brave, adventurous women out there. We'd love to hear from you if you were inspired too.

If you've been looking forward to the next issue, you won't have to wait long.

Issue 33.3, themed History, is due out soon. Be the first to find out when it hits the shelves by following us on Facebook.

Name our newsletter and win one year's subscription to Room

32_2_coverWhen we put a call out to readers to help rename our newsletter we weren't expecting such a wonderful response.

We're so grateful for the time and thought put into these suggestions. They were original, individual, inspiring...and heart-warming, which made choosing a winner very tough.

Thank you everyone. It was a hard decision but we've decided to go with "NewsRoom" by Lorrie Miller.

Details of your one year's free subscription are on their way.

Call for submissions on Nature

Nature 2Room's 2011 summer issue (34.2) will examine Nature.

Send us your best original, unpublished fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. We are also looking for suitable artwork and illustrations.

The deadline is January 15th, 2011.

See our submission guidelines for details.

Newsletter readers: Subscribe online and get a FREE issue!

SubscribeWe’re offering a special deal to readers of our newsletter.  Subscribe now for yourself or a friend and you’ll get an extra free issue added to your order!

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Just order your subscription through our secure Paypal site and quote NEWSLETTER in the comment box. We’ll add your extra free issue to your order and you’ll start getting the best in women’s writing and art in the mail.

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We're on CBC and at Word on the Street!

CBCIt's been an exciting (but busy) summer for Room and there's still more to come!

Did you catch our CBC interview on Sunday August 15th for North by Northwest? Don't worry if you missed ityou can listen to the podcast.

On August 19th two of our talented readers (Casey Wolf and Elena E. Johnson) showcased their work at the annual Main Street Literary Tour at Kafka's. Here are some photos of the event.

Finally, you can find us at Vancouver's Word on the Street on Sept 26th between 11 a.m and 5 p.m at Library Square and CBC Plaza.

The Word on the Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. There are hundreds of author events, presentations, and workshops, plus a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you'll find anywhere. Best of all, all the events are FREE.

See you there!





In this newsletter


2010 contest


Issue 33.3 out soon


Name our newsletter winner


Calls for submissions


Subscribe online and get a free issue




Awards night


About Room


News and Links 


Connect with us

On August 20th, on the Eve of the Summer Dream's Fest, Room was presented with an award for "Promoting the Arts that Inspire the World to take Notice of Itself", at the Jacana Art Gallery.

Check out the photos. 

Our award was an original (and beautiful) piece of artwork by Judith M Atkinson.

Our thanks go out to all those involved including Pandora's Collective, Summer Dreams and the Jacana Art Gallery.

About Room

Room is Canada's oldest literary journal by, for, and about women.

Published quarterly by a group of volunteers based in Vancouver, Room showcases fiction, poetry, reviews, artwork, interviews, and profiles about the female experience.

It is a space where women can speak, connect, and showcase their creativity.

Want to be the first to hear about calls for submission and contest announcements? Subscribe to our new bi-monthly newsletter to receive these and much more.

News and links

Don't forget the annual International 3-Day Novel Contest over the Labour Day weekend.

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