Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
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.
Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, twitter, instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Editor in Chief
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation
Recent Awards Received
NAAP gradiva award for New Media 2018
Diane Seuss, Sheldon Bach, Tiffany Wu
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.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
1 - 1 weeks
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Editor in Chief
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I was part of a group that founded the magazine
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
We have an editorial board an outside advisory group a production team consisting of the services of a design firm
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Essays, Creative Writing, and Memoirs in any language* | Max. 1,500 words Fiction | Written in English | Max. 3,000 words Poetry | Formats: Written, audio, video, and/or mixed media Artists and Photographers are curated by invitation only.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
ROOM is an agent of community building and transformation. ROOM’s forum is an intersection of psychoanalysis, politics, and culture. We look for high quality writing, meaningful content and new ideas.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
We work closely with submissions we feel have possibility. We don't know what the theme of the issue will be ahead of time so write what is important on your mind NOW. Always interested in new voices.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
thoughtful, smart, appreciative of quality writing and graphic design. Our readers are not necessarily in the mental health field but they are interested in what psychoanalysis might bring to the conversation during these very complicated times.