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This form is for fiction submissions for the 44.3 Indigenous Brilliance issue with Room Magazine. 

Room Magazine invites unpublished writing for our Indigenous Brilliance issue 44.3, edited by the Indigenous Brilliance team Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros, Emily Dundas Oke, Patricia Massy, jaye simpson, and Jessica Johns. 

This issue is to hold space for Indigenous writers to tell their stories. Indigenous is used to refer broadly to peoples of long settlement and connection to specific lands who have been adversely affected by incursions by industrial economies, displacement, and settlement of their traditional territories by others. We acknowledge this is not limited to Turtle Island and the America's, and welcome Indigenous experiences from around the globe, who share histories of European colonialism, genocide, enslavement, subjugation, resistance, sovereignty and liberation.

We would like to acknowledge and hold space for diverse experiences of Indigeneity, but specifically that of Black Indigenous/Afro-Indigenous descent, as we acknowledge that our history includes Indigenous communities being complacent and often perpetuating anti-Black violence. We hope this Indigenous Brilliance special issue brings light to the entanglements of these histories and outlines a liberatory future.

We invite creatives to submit work that centres storytelling from Indigenous perspectives, methods, and forms. We envision this special issue to encompass different communities coming together with a shared vision of Indigenous resurgence: one that exists through the act of making space for ourselves and each other, through community building, and through the radical act of living and loving. This issue encourages writing and visual art, as well as diverse non-literary art forms to be submitted.

Room magazine is an international feminist magazine publishing work from marginalized genders, including but not limited to women, trans men, Two Spirit, and non binary creatives.

The deadline for this call closes on January 31, 2021.

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

  •  Your name, address, phone number, and email address.
  •  An accurate word count of your piece.

  Download Room's submission guidelines (PDF)

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