Founding Editor Lisa Duffy and Managing Editor Sheila McMullin in conversation on ROAR‘s beginning and future and as a home for cis and trans women’s writing.
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Talk about your commitment to emerging and developing writers.
Our commitment to emerging writers is probably one of the aspects of ROAR that I’m most proud of. We don’t solicit—every writer that we publish is selected from our open call for submissions. If we come back to the original idea of ROAR, which was to create a physical space to protect and nourish the creative identity of the writer, then it only makes sense to focus on emerging talent. Our goal is to keep our eyes trained on the work of women who are still in the process of solidifying and honoring that identity.