Arts and Culture

Ricepaper Magazine and PCHC-MoM Special Issue: Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: Roots Issue (20.3 – Fall 2015)

What are your roots?

In partnership with the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration Society, Ricepaper Magazine is creating a special issue devoted to the concept of roots, to be published Fall 2015. Canada is a country with roots that extend over the Pacific ocean as well as throughout the country, and we are looking for stories by those who wish to explore the stories behind these Pacific roots. Subjects can include immigrant stories, identity transformation on crossing cultural and geographical boundaries, tracing roots/being uprooted/putting down new roots, having new adventures in different countries, inter-generational negotiation and reconciliation, etc. Be creative! Please include a brief biographical note of approximately fifty (50) words along with your submission.

We are looking for short stories, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama excerpts, and manga/comics with themes pertinent to roots or migration stories. We accept writing from authors of all cultural backgrounds, however, the focus of the issue concentrates on roots from across the Pacific, including East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian writers.

Submissions are due June 23rd, 2015.

Fiction, creative non-fiction, drama and graphic novel excerpts should be approximately 6,000 words in length, and no more than 2 pieces per submission,

Poetry submissions can contain up to 7 poems,

Submit online at Submittable.

Hard copies can be mailed to

Ricepaper magazine
PO Box 74174 Hillcrest RPO
Vancouver, BC
V5V 5C8

Please note that Ricepaper makes acceptances on a rolling basis, therefore early submissions are highly encouraged.

Q: Do you pay writers and artists?
A: Yes, all work selected for publication will be paid after publication is printed.

Q: How are pieces selected?
A: All pieces will be reviewed by an editorial review committee and Editor.


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