Making ROOM together!


Dear ROOM Readers,

As we come to the end of the year we are reaching out to you with our annual appeal for your financial support. We want to thank everyone who has contributed submissions and donated money to ROOM over the last two years. Without you, ROOM wouldn’t be possible. We have come far together.

ROOM is free to readers. All of us creating ROOM share our readers’ belief in community-building and the power of analytic action.  Our writers and editors receive no honoraria. The production team—graphic designer, copy editor, and translators—provide their services at heavily discounted rates. 

ROOM is made possible only through the individual tax-deductible support of its readers. 

Our accomplishments

Our first issue on February 2017 was downloaded and read by approximately 200 people. Since then, the 9 magazines published over the last 2 years have been downloaded over 10,000 times. Our website receives an average of 1.5K visitors monthly (just through word of mouth and without a social media presence). With each new issue, ROOM has grown exponentially.

We have also been recognized by the broader psychoanalytic community for our outstanding content and transformative analytic mission. ROOM garnered the 2018 Gradiva® Award for New Media Promoting Psychoanalysis Globally and has been invited to poster presentations and talks in half a dozen national and international psychoanalytic conferences over the last year. We have been read in over 100 countries and submissions are coming from all over the world.  

Where we are

ROOM is at a pivotal moment in its development.

No longer a local project, ROOM has become an international, psychoanalytically-oriented, interdisciplinary magazine.

Room’s success, however, comes at a not insignificant cost—our operating expenses for 2020 are projected to be $40,000.  The two largest components of our budget are our production costs for three issues per year ($20,000) and funding for a community manager ($12,000) which will be essential to grow our readership.

We are committed to continuing ROOM’s mission and we are working hard to expand our audience and implement a sustainable operating and business model. We are especially proud to have recently been invited to join the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). CLMP is providing free consultation services to help us through this important organizational milestone. 

While we are now seeking to broaden our fundraising efforts through obtaining grants, individual contributions from ROOM’s readers are critical to our continued success.

Today we are reaching out to those of you who have been actively committed to ROOM's interdisciplinary, analytic, and political mission from the beginning.

All the members of the ROOM Editorial Board join in thanking you in advance for your continued support. We would not be here without your tax-deductible donations. 

DONATE online through our GoFundMe Page
or send a check made out to:
IPTAR (in care of Room)
at IPTAR 1651 3rd Ave — Suite 205
New York, NY 10128

Hattie Myers, Editor in Chief
Mafe Izaguirre, Creative Director

Associate Editors: Leon Anisfeld DSW, Phyllis Beren Ph.D., Elizabeth Cutter Evert LCSW, Janet Fisher Ph.D., Richard Grose Ph.D., Francesca Schwartz Ph.D., Aneta Stojnić Ph.D. | Copy Editor: Gretchen Stelter | Intern: Brent Matheny.

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  • Irene Hoge Smith 
    • $50 
    • 7 d
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    • $50 
    • 22 d
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    • $150 
    • 27 d
  • Ken Fuchsman 
    • $50 
    • 27 d
  • Margaret B Carter 
    • $1,000 
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Fundraising team: ROOM Team (2)

Mafe Izaguirre 
Raised $100 from 1 donation
New York, NY
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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Hattie Myers 
Team member
Raised $7,250 from 31 donations
This team raised $6,095 from 29 other donations.
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