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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


Contributor Conversation: Lisa Molina

Author of "On the Topography of Maps" in ISSUE 02. Click here to to read her thoughts on the experience of rejection as audition, finding metaphors in doodles, and some of her favorite opening paragraphs. 


Contributor Conversation: Heather Bartel

The Founder and Editor of The Champagne Room shares her thoughts on disappearing women, textures and landscapes in her writing, and what is means to be the editor of a literary journal. Click here to read her interview. 

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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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