Welcome to ROAR

Welcome to ROAR Magazine, a literary journal that exists to provide a space to showcase women’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We are committed to publishing literature by emerging and developing writers and we aim to support the equality of women in the creative arts.

Check out ROAR’s 2016 Online issue below, featuring poetry from Carina Yun, Qinglan Wang, Jill McDonough, Meredith Maltby, Hannah Rodabaugh, A.E. Clark, Hannah Bonner, Betsy Johnson-Miller, and Elli Palmer. Artwork by Janna Doughty. Fiction and Nonfiction forthcoming!

ROAR accepts work that represents a wide spectrum of form, language and meaning.  In other words, don’t worry if your work isn’t specific to feminist issues. If you’re a gal, we just want your point of view.

You can reach us at editor@roarmagazine.org

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“Date Night” by Erin Almond

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Mary              This morning, when I asked George if we could have a date night he shrugged and poured coffee into his thermos and told me he still hadn’t finished painting the trim at the Donaldson’s. Now I’m standing in front … Continue reading

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“Things That Happened in Crestone, Colorado” by Cameron Todd

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We went to Crestone on a college trip. We drove in a large white van. I sat next to you. You and I had already done everything together. We knew all each other’s secrets. Last fall we’d gone to your homeland, where … Continue reading

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“On Loving a Saudi Girl” by Carina Yun

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After your beloved leaves, you will take a ten hour red eye flight back to America. At baggage claim, you will wait for your bag to drop onto the conveyer belt, then drag the weight of Sultan Ahmed across the … Continue reading

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“身 Shen: Body” by Qinglan Wang

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________ Qinglan “Q” Wang is Bates College alum and a recent graduate of George Mason University MFA poetry program. Her work has found a home at small online presses, such as Deluge and Bone Bouquet. She has ekphrasis projects featured in various New … Continue reading

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“Ode to the Makers” by Jill McDonough

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for Nadia Cheng When you take the future out for drinks she ends up paying. The future looking good on paper, the future looking good. 3D printing organs for infants; valves for a cartoon blob of flubber, the Squishbot DARPA … Continue reading

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“KITTY IN A KOI POND” by Meredith Maltby

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you’re in a cat onesie yes black ears a single slinky tail blue stilettos no you are wearing them yes— you don’t know how you got here the treasure ship pizza stand you dropped     your pizza in the … Continue reading

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[At the Yorktown Mall] by Meredith Maltby

At the Yorktown Mall in the gold       watch     section,   Home      Goods   basement the far     east corner of a     putty     /      hair encrusted Temper- … Continue reading

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“Two Vocations: Buddhism and Body” by Hannah Rodabaugh

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“The mind is an organ of thought and objects are set against it: The two are like marks on the surface of the mirror; When the dust is removed, the light begins to shine. Both mind and objects being forgotten, … Continue reading

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“Bedtime Stories” by A.E. Clark

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There’s a muscle snaking upwards from my ankle that aches. A thin line of charcoal cleaves eye and cheek, like a scythe. Upon examining the boy’s heart, the doctor would say only that its surface was unremarkable. The only story … Continue reading

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“Winter Stories” by A.E. Clark

The charcoal line she drew was large enough to climb inside. Old pressure on the arthritic joint. Though there wasn’t the thing, there was its proof. Art: When the child was found under the snow, her mother left her there. … Continue reading

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