imaginASIAN” Bedtime Stories Collection 2007 – Part 2

imaginASIAN” Bedtime Stories Collection 2007 – Part 2

From the explorASIAN website:

to popular response, we have extended the imaginASIAN program to the
end of May in celebration of Asian Heritage Month in Canada.

invite Canadians of all ages and ethnic backgrounds for their original
bedtime stories that weave together both Asian and Canadian culture.

seeks to generate a new legacy collection of fun, witty, and
imaginative bedtime stories for all Canadian children and in particular
those of Asian background.

Created as part of the 2010 Arts
Now program, the goal of the “imaginASIAN” Bedtime Stories Collection
is to celebrate the unique experience of Canadians of Asian descent.

hope these new bedtime stories will help to strengthen family bonds,
instill pride in young people’s cultural identity, and help to further
greater understanding between the ethnic communities. In addition,
Ricepaper Magazine seeks to revitalize the storytelling tradition and
to stimulate creative writing in children and adults as part of an
overall desire to improve literacy and reading skills in these

The story criteria are as follows:
– Language: English
– Subject matter: must be suitable for children aged 5 and under
– Must feature at least one prominent Asian character
– Story should be between 300 to 1000 words in length (no images or graphics)
– Submissions should be created in electronic form in TEXT or MS WORD format
– Submissions should be sent by email to:

The submission deadline for imaginASIAN is May 31, 2007 (Part 2)

selection of qualified stories will be posted on these websites:,, and Some of the stories
will also be selected to be featured and read on CBC Radio One and at
the explorASIAN festival celebrating Asian Heritage Month in May 2007.
A selection of the best stories will be published in 2007.

Presented by the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop and Ricepaper Magazine.

Sponsored by CBC Radio One, explorASIAN, and Vancouver Public Library.

The imaginASIAN Bedtime Stories Collection is made possible with the financial support of Arts Now.

For more details, please visit our website at

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