ROOM: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action is an award-winning interdisciplinary magazine conceived as an agent of community building and transformation. ROOM combines a collaborative and participatory “social turn” art practice with a psychoanalytic understanding of how change occurs. ROOM’s intersection of psychoanalysis, politics, poetry, art, and culture allows for a different perspective on the complex problems in our world and invites a greater familiarity with psychoanalysis as an important lens for social discourse. Our commitment to work across disciplines and cultures leads to a diversity of voices, community cross-fertilization, and transformation.

As analysts and editors, we actively identify and bring forth quality work that is new, meaningful, and accessible. We reach out to authors and artists who have not had opportunities to publish because of political or cultural limitations.

ROOM publishes an online and print on demand magazine 3 times year and hosts the ROOM roundtable after the publication of each issue, in which writers and readers engage in real time conversation.

In 2021 ROOM was showcased at the PEN World Voices Festival as an “indie lit mag” that “honors the art of the possible and the power of storytelling to push boundaries, challenge inherent narratives, and give voice to hope.”

“… The individual… a cog in the gigantic machine… feels bewildered in his orientation, and inhibited in his powers and activities. I believe that he will welcome any indication, however slight, which will make it easier for him to find his bearings within himself at least.”
(1) Freud, S. (1915). Thoughts For The Times On War And Death. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIV (1914-1916).

Hattie Myers PhD
Editor in Chief

Maria F. (Mafe) Izaguirre
Creative Director

Tessa Peteete
Chief Operating Officer

Isaac Slone MA
Director of Development

Francesca Schwartz PhD
Associate Editor

Eduardo López
Editorial Designer

Editorial Board

Phyllis Beren PhD
Elizabeth Cutter Evert LCSW
Janet Fisher PhD
Richard Grose PhD
Aneta Stojnić PhD
Brent Matheny

Poetry Editors

Kate Daniels
Eugene Mahon MD
Diane Seuss

Editorial Assistant

Claire Oleson

Copy Editors and Proofreaders 

Gretchen Stelter
Richard Shealy
Jaime Levine
Penina Lopez

Intern

Aiyana White

Consultants

Jama Adams Ph.D
Gila Ashtor PhD
Joseph Cancelmo PsyD
Iris Foder PhD
Jill Gentile PhD
Adrienne Harris PhD
Laura Kleinerman MS RN
Annie Lee Jones PhD
Marion MacLean PhD
Sonal Soni LCSW

Outside Advisory Group

Michael Diamond
Marilyn Kohn
Karen Kornblum
Jaime Levine
David Neuwirth

Collaborating Institutes
  • The Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS)
  • Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR)

Awards

Gradiva® Award 2018
2018 Gradiva® Award Winner
New Media
Community of Literary Magazines and Presses New York
APsaA-400-200
Funding has been provided by the American Psychoanalytic Foundation through the American Psychoanalytic Association
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