Thank you for considering Room’s online reading series, Turtle Island Responds, for the publication of your original news-related poem. Room publishes original work by women (cis and trans), trans men, Two-Spirit, and non-binary people. For this series we ask that only people from marginalized communities who are directly affected by the news that inspired their poem submit. Please be sure to send us work that has not been previously published in print or on-line. All contributors will be paid upon publication: $25 CAD for one poem.

Don't forget to provide us with the following information:

Some background information (a paragraph at most) as to why this poem and maybe even why now. We may include this with your poem if it is selected but will check with you first to ensure it is something that you would want published.

Please also be sure to include your name, address, phone number, and email address.