A great desire for The Champagne Room is for our literary project to exist as a space beyond the journal, for the journal to simply be one piece of a constant conversation between readers, writers, creators, friends. One way in which we are making this happen is by featuring dialogues with past and present contributors to The Champagne Room. In a world where submissions get accepted and then generally forgotten over time, we hope these exchanges will create conducive avenues to change the culture of the literary community. May these conversations inspire you to keep communication about literature alive in your own way. 

- The Editors of The Champagne Room

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Contributor Conversation: Kelly R. Samuels

Author of “Plummet” and “Glacial Surging” in ISSUE 02 shares her thoughts on news as inspiration, writing spaces, and the importance of word choice. Click here to enjoy her musings. 

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Contributor Conversation: Janet Ehrlich Colson

Author of "Snails" in ISSUE 02. Please click here to read about her thoughts on finding/resisting structure, shifting obsessions, and writing in a post-pandemic world.


Contributor Conversation: Jesica Davis

Author of “Lake House as Hourglass,” "Seeds," and "Gun Control" in ISSUE 02. Please click here to enjoy her thoughts on cycles, spreadsheets, and reassembling the shards.