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 or underrepresented communities 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. 

You will also receive a one-year subscription to Room Magazine’s print issues. 

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

We ask that you include a brief bio and an author statement to provide some background information (a paragraph at most) as to why this poem and maybe even why now. Your bio and/or your author statement must show your connection to the news and/or community that you are writing about as transparency is important. The bio and author statement will be posted online with your poem. Please see past posts for examples of how others have done this. 

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