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July 2010 Newsletter

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Women's Writing and Art

2010 fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction contest

Room contest image resized.jpgThere's $2,250 to be won and just over two weeks left, plus you can now enter online!

Send us your best fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction by July 15, 2010 and you could win some cash and be published in Room!

Tell me more

Here are the details:

  • 1st prize in each category: $500
  • 2nd prize in each category: $250
  • Free subscription to Room with each entry ($27 entry fee)

I want to enter!

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

Name our newsletter.jpgIt's time to get creative and we need your help.

We've been using the word 'Newsletter' to describe our bi-monthly updates so far but it's time to find a name that's as original, individual and inspired as our Room readers.

What do you think it should be called? Email your suggestions to Room before August 1, 2010.

The best suggestion will win one year's free subscription to Room.

The winner will be announced in September's 'newsletter'.

Newsletter readers: Get a FREE issue!

33_1_cover.jpgWe’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!

  • 1yr (4 issues + your FREE issue): $27
  • 2yrs (8 issues + your FREE issue): $48 

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.

I want my FREE issue!

(Rates for institutions vary, please check here)

Seeking Roomies

Roomies.jpgEver wanted to get involved behind the scenes in the magazine publishing world?

Are you an aspiring, inspired editor with an eye for art?

If so, we want to hear from you. We're seeking two new Roomies to join our Collective to help communicate our vision and showcase women's work.

The position is voluntary but the rewards and connections invaluable.

If you live in the Vancouver area and want to get involved, send us an email with your resume, a bio, and why you’d like to be a Roomie.

Readers of Room

kerry-ryan.jpgReaders of Room is about celebrating YOU.

Each newsletter will feature a new reader or Room contributor and a new tip about books or writing. Email us if you’d like to participate!


This time we're celebrating Kerry Ryan, a poet featured in our recent issue 33.1, women and competition.


"I think Room plays an important role in making space for women writers and readers to explore and connect with one another. I was thrilled when four of my poems were accepted.


It's always nice to have work recognized, but in this case the acceptance indicated there was an audience for my project Vs., poems focusing on amateur women’s boxing.


The “yes” from Room was particularly heartening as I was then beginning to send out the full manuscript.


It has since been accepted by Anvil Press and will be published this September.


Vs., is my second collection and will be available in better bookstores, as well as Indigo, Amazon and others."


For more information visit the Anvil website in the fall.


Her tip?


Try to find a balance between:


a. Pushing yourself as a writer and working at it even when it’s not easy or fun, and...


b. Recognizing that time spent reading, thinking and recharging can be equally important to your practice.

Connect with Room and letters to the editor

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In this newsletter


2010 contest


Name our newsletter


Subscribe now for a free issue of Room 


Seeking Roomies for our collective


Where do you read Room?


Readers of Room


News and links


About Room


Connect with us

Where do you read Room?

We know that our wonderful readers of Room are well-travelled but do you take Room with you on your adventures?

We're looking for exotic, wonderful, and  unusual locations where you read Room. Whether it's while camping or  kicking back on a cruise, we'd love to see photographs of you and your Room.

Email your photographs to Room and we'll publish our favourite one in each newsletter. The winner will receive one year's subscription to Room.

Time to get snapping!

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

Janet Nicol, Collective member and successful writer is to be featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Wordworks (the Federation of BC Writers' quarterly journal).

Her piece on the history of Room will be available from the end of June.

To receive a copy or Wordworks contact the Editor, Sylvia Taylor

Can you produce a masterwork of fiction in a mere 72 hours? The International 3-Day Novel Contest is your chance to find out.

SFU Symposium On The Book, Vancouver July 18, 2010












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