LooseLeaf Magazine Updates


Examining The Under-Representation of Asian Heroes through The Last Jedi’s Rose Tico

By Linh Nguyen These past couple months held no shortage of kick-ass action movies. Like millions of people across the globe, I headed to theatres to see Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story and revel in the films’ charismatic heroes. Though I largely enjoyed my viewing experience I left with a familiar…


Interview with Olivia of Pindot Press

Every volume, we’re trying to push our boundaries to open up more spaces for diverse artistic mediums, to not only stretch the creative limits of our staff, but also creators in the Asian community to share their stories, ideas, and art. Marking two years of LooseLeaf, we’ve decided to expand the print magazine to include…


Year of the Blog: Introducing the LooseLeaf Blog Team

Happy Lunar New Year! Amazingly, it’s another new year for us at LooseLeaf and Project 40 and I’m excited to talk about one of our newest projects we’ve been working on. Yesterday, we put out the article “Taking Back Tết: My New Year is Not Chinese” written by Linh Nguyen as the inaugural launch of…


Taking Back Tết: My New Year is Not Chinese

By Linh Nguyen Last Christmas, I was lying on a deck chair beside the pool in Cuba when a man came up and asked me if I was Chinese. “I’m not,” I answered. “What are you then?” he said. The question was certainly nothing new, posed in the same assertive tone that expected an enthusiastic…


Sounds in Hong Kong – Short Animation

Sounds in Hong Kong is an animated short by Nelson Wu featured in LooseLeaf Vol 4. Of the piece, Nelson writes: “Here I get to share a few of many dishes I tried in Hong Kong. Some traditional, some influenced by other cultures, but all delicious in their own way. I hope you enjoy these illustrations…


Volume 4 Launch: Food-Lit Pun Tote Bags

By Mirae Lee If you’ve been staying up with our Instagram, you probably have already seen sneaks of muffin and boat drawings, and pink screens and murky paint. Counting down to LooseLeaf Vol.4 Launch Party (only 3 days!), we thought it’s time to stop teasing with indecipherable close-up shots but reveal what these muffins are all about!…


Volume 4 Launch: The Vendors

As we get ready for the LooseLeaf Volume 4 launch on October 14th, we wanted to highlight the wonderful group of artists who will be vending their merchandise during the night’s festivities, and grill them about their artistic practice so you don’t have to! Along with picking up a copy of Volume 4, we highly…


Volume 4 Launch: The Performers

The lifeblood of Project 40 Collective has always been artists, artists, artists. We are artists. For the Volume 4 launch, artists will be at the forefront of our celebrations–performing readings, talks, live music, and selling their wares at our vendor market. For the moment, we want to highlight the musical performers whose talents will be at…


Loose Lit: Negotiating Identity

A small group of P40 staff have gotten together to bring our Looseleaf family (that’s you, readers) a series of micro-reviews of favourite works by POC writers that have resonated with us and our lived experiences as part of the pan-Asian diaspora. Well known or not, it is important to highlight voices that are more often…


NaNoWriMo with Project 40 Collective

  It’s officially November, which means that fiction writers everywhere are heading into their dusty caves to take on the challenge that is NaNoWriMo. How it works: the goal is to get to 50,000 words by the end of the month (50,000 words is the cut-off for a novel). To do this, you will have…


Mary Chen’s 虎妈,虎爸

*due to some formatting errors, the wrong version of Mary Chen’s poem was printed in Volume 2. The right version is featured here, and will also be reprinted in Volume 3.


Launch Recap: Volume 1!

We launched the first volume of our magazine on December 4th!