Responding to an unsettling and turbulent political reality, Room: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action is devoted to maintaining connections to ourselves and to our community through writing, art, music, and activism – disciplines that share with psychoanalysis a capacity to uncover the ‘hard to reach’ corners of our humanity. We invite contributions from mental health professionals, writers, poets, artists, and photographers working all around the world. The editors have a hand in bringing forth new meaning in each iteration of ROOM by identifying the central themes which emerge within each submission cycle. In this way ROOM parallels the psychoanalytic process; it is co-constructed and organic to itself.
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Room was begun as an interdisciplinary magazine following the 2016 Elections as a place where psychoanalysts, poets and artists expressing their experiences of how the socio-political culture touches them. Room lies on the interface between the personal and the public. We have three open calls for submissions annually. We accept essays up to 2000 words, poetry, fiction, memoir, art, and photography.