Submission Call: Feminist literary magazine Room seeks short stories, poetry, and essays on the theme of magic Pays $50 CAD and up, submissions open May 1–July 31

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The West Coast Feminist Literary Magazine Society wants literary short stories, poetry, and essays on magical themes for its quarterly publication Room. The editors write:

Break out your spell books, herbs, top hats, star charts, mystical amulets, talking animals, and arcane wisdom, because Room’s Magic issue is coming!

Editor Arielle Spence and Assistant Editor Yilin Wang invite you to submit your best poetry, fiction, CNF and visual art that explores magic in all its forms. Let your imagination run wild: take us to fantastical worlds, alternate realities, or show us the magical in the quotidian. Send us your fantasy, your speculative, your magic realism, your afro-futurism and #blackgirlmagic but don’t be afraid to transmogrify genre expectations and pull something totally unexpected from your sleeve. Underrepresented writers—including but not limited to women and nonbinary writers who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, queer and/or disabled—are especially encouraged to submit.

Submitting to Room

  • Publisher: The West Coast Feminist Literary Magazine Society
  • Publication: Room
  • Publication type: literary magazine
  • Word count: Up to 3,500 words for prose; up to five pages for poetry
  • Payment: $50 CAD for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages.
  • Rights the publisher asks for:
  • Deadline: May 1–July 31
  • Publication date: issue 42.1
  • Response time: Two weeks to six months.
  • Format: Not specified. Standard manuscript format in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format is probably a safe bet.
  • Will they take simultaneous submissions? Yes.
  • Will they take multiple submissions? No. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? No.
  • Additional notes: “We do not publish the same writer more than twice a year, and never in consecutive issues.”

Find more details at Submissions | Room Magazine, and don’t forget to tell them you found their submission call here!

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