Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li is a queer writer, editor, musician, director, emerging filmmaker, aspiring actress, and interdisciplinary artist. Her poetry and/or fiction is published or forthcoming in The League of Canadian Poets Chapbook Series: In the Storm/Struggle, The Fiddlehead, The Massachusetts Review, CV2, F&SF, The New Quarterly, filling Station, Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, and Vallum, among others. She was Shortlisted for the The Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award, Longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Shortlisted for the City Poems Contest, Longlisted for The Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest, and a Finalist for U of T Playwriting Competition. Her past acting/ playwright credits include Little Women (UBC Players Club) and Guitar Strings (Green College Players; Coffeehouse Theatre Society; Festival Dionysia). She was also a director at Brave New Play Rites 2022. Her screenwriting, directorial, and producer debut for her short musical dramedy, In Silence, We Sing, premiered at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2022. Her ikigai and/or passion in life is creation. She is currently working on her structurally-fluid thesis novel funded by SSHRC CGS-M, engaging with themes of sisterhood, mental health, Buddhism, and time travel. In her free time, she enjoys taking nature walks, drawing, coding, learning engineering concepts, proposing inventions, drinking bubble tea, and living in spider-free rooms. A MFA candidate at UBC, she edits for PRISM international and Augur, and can be reached on Twitter @vivianlicreates. Someday I Promise, I'll Love You (845 Press, 2022) is her debut chapbook.