About me

Ai Jiang—a writer from Toronto, ON.

Ai Jiang arrived in Canada at four years old along with her parents after emigrating from Fujian, China. She is an alumnus of the University of Toronto, St. George and the Humber School for Writers. Ai is currently pursuing her master’s in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. She is a staff member of Strange Horizons, an active member of HWA (Horror Writers’ Association), and is working on acquiring a membership with SFWA (Science Fiction Writers Association).

As a Chinese-Canadian and immigrant writer, she desires to write fiction that mixes both literary and speculative elements while incorporating aspects of her cultural background and native landscape whenever she can. She often draws on East Asia mythology, legends, and folklore in her dark fantasy and horror writing. When she has free time, she enjoys reading works of all genres but has a particular interest for the ones within the realms of dystopian/apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and dark fiction.

You can usually find her hunched over her desk, munching on snacks that she shouldn’t be eating or drinking far too many bubble teas while insisting that watching movies and shows on Netflix is a part of her “research”—active procrastination—for her writing.

Past positions: Orca Literary reader, Velvet Fields Magazine editor/writer, Reedsy prompts judge, and Maudlin House columnist.