- We’re a literary magazine; we publish new poetry, fiction, drama, graphic novel, translation, and almost every other kind of creative writing from writers across the country.
- We’re an arts magazine; we publish cultural reviews of books, theatre, and film. We also publish original art and photography within our pages.
- We’re a magazine about people. The body of work coming out of the Asian Canadian artists and writers’ community is prolific and growing. Ricepaper profiles and interviews the leading and up-and-coming artists and writers in this community.
Ricepaper first began in 1994 as a newsletter for the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW) – eight pages which were photocopied back-to-back and stapled together. Ricepaper was a way for ACWW members to communicate amongst each other as well as celebrate each other’s successes. ACWW, a non-profit organization, continues to publish Ricepaper today. From these humble beginnings, Ricepaper became a quarterly magazine that was distributed coast-to-coast, publishing the new voices coming out of the Asian Canadian arts and literary community. Ricepaper continues to be the only Canadian literary magazine of its kind with an Asian Canadian perspective.
Publisher: Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop Society (ACWW)
Board of Directors: Ted Alcuitas, Allan Cho, Sean Gunn, Tzhe Lam, Julia Lin, Eric Li, Vanessa Lowe, Sid Tan
Executive Director: Jim Wong-Chu
Web architect: Jonathan Lin