Room of One's Own


Room of One's Own

"Room" magazine (formerly "Room of One's Own") is a Canadian quarterly literary journal founded to showcase the work of established and emerging Canadian women writers and visual artists. Launched in Vancouver in 1975 by the West Coast Feminist Literary Magazine Publishing Society, the journal has always been operated by an all-volunteer editorial collective. Former collective members include author Gayla Reid, CBC broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel, University of British Columbia Press editor Jean Wilson, and Geist senior editor Mary Schendlinger.

The journal's original title (1975-2006) "Room of One's Own" came from Virginia Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own". In 2007, the collective relaunched the magazine as "Room", reflecting a more outward-facing, conversational editorial mandate. The tag line, "A Space of Your Own," pays homage to the journal's original name.

Since 1975, the journal has published an estimated 3,000 women, serving as an important launching pad for emerging writers. Currently, "Room" publishes short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art, feature interviews, and regular features that promote dialogue between readers, writers and the collective, including "The Front Room" (letters to the editor), "Roommate" (a profile of a "Room" reader), "Room Recommends" (short recommendations of books, films and music), and "The Back Room" (back page opinion pieces on feminist topics of interest).

The journal offers annual literature and poetry awards and is a regular participant in literary and arts festivals in Greater Vancouver.

External links

* [http://www.roommagazine.com/index.html Room of One's Own Journal]


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