New Work from 32 Contributors!

We’re so excited to launch our latest issues of antilang. and soundbite! Check out some amazing short work from established and emerging writers across Canada and beyond.

Read antilang. no. 3 and listen to soundbite vol. 2 and tell us what you think!

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Our primary goal with Patreon is to pay our contributing artists, both former and future, allowing us to support and promote emerging talent and put them into dialogue with established writers.

As promised in our “The Acrobatics of Bureaucracy” entry, we are now shamelessly asking for any donations on Patreon. We know many of our contributors and supporters are also starving artists, but fear not! We have tiers of donations with wicked perks for each level.

Our modest goal is to be able to pay past and future contributors $25. Obviously this isn’t close to covering rent, but you could get a nice bottle of wine to celebrate. The real benefit, if you’re Canadian, is listing antilang. as a paid publication on those sweet sweet grant applications (we also get to list ourselves as paying contributors). (Pro tip: if you’re a contributor and you become a Digital Denizen you’ll net $1, but we all win on the grant front.)

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Hello!

Good. Short. Writing.

Welcome to The Anti-Languorous Project, home of antilang., a magazine of literary brevity. We’re really excited to be here (and we hope you are too)! On this blog (as in the magazine) we celebrate a three-word philosophy. Good. Short. Writing. That’s it. We will be posting brief ‘get-to-know’ our editors (Allie and Jordan) later this month. We plan to launch our inaugural issue in mid-March, and will be releasing contributor bios and sneak-peaks of the issue starting in February!

After we launch our first issue, this blog will be used for reviews (of books, tv shows, movies) and writing (and editing) tips to help you practice concision and get you excited to submit to our next issue!

Thanks for joining us on this adventure!

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antilang.’s place of origin: our beautiful shared office in Calgary, AB

antilang. Preview: Rosalind Goldsmith’s “The One About-“

Rosalind Goldsmith lives in Toronto and began writing short fiction several years ago. She has written radio plays for CBC and a play for the Blyth Theatre Festival. Her stories have appeared in the Quilliad, the Danforth Review, Flash Fiction, Thrice Fiction, Pop Shot UK, Litro UK, and filling Station.

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Read the rest of our last antilang. no. 3 preview here (pages 69-72).

antilang. Preview: Meaghan Hackinen’s “El Cien”

Meaghan Hackinen is a writer, cyclist, and retired roller girl originally from the West Coast of BC. Her prose explores relationships, experiences on the road, and encounters with wild places.

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Read the rest here (pages 14-15). And if you happen to be in Saskatoon on January 25th, you should also check out her talk “24 Hours in the Desert” on biking and writing.

antilang. Preview: Frances Boyle’s “Beam”

Frances Boyle’s books are Light-carved Passages (poetry) and Tower (a novella). Her poems and short stories have appeared in literary magazines ranging from long-established to brand new projects. Visit www.francesboyle.com.
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Finish reading her poem “Beam” here (pages 16-17) and check out her other two poems, “Choler” and “Unrehearsed,” also in antilang. no. 3!

antilang. Preview: Christopher Brown’s “Tinder Darling”

Christopher Brown is pursuing his PhD a city of magpies. In 2018, he was selected for the RBC Taylor Prize’s inaugural Emerging Writers program in non-fiction. His most recent work can be found in The Feathertale Review and The Lamp.

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To read the rest of this resonantly millennial dating woes tale, click here (pages 10-11)

antilang. Preview: Trevor Moran’s “The Boy Who Brought the Rain”

Trevor Moran is a thirty-year-old writer from Cork, who writes wide-reaching articles about mental health and depression.

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This is one of the longest pieces in antilang. no. 3, but it’s worth the extra pages. We love how Kroetschian this story feels. Read the rest here (pages 73-80)

antilang. Preview: Tasnuva Hayden’s “Low Tide”

Tasnuva Hayden is an emerging Canadian writer of Bengali descent, residing in Calgary, Alberta. She studied creative writing, linguistics, and engineering at the University of Calgary. Her creative writing has appeared in NōD Magazine, J’aipur Journal, chapbooks, and anthologies. She is also the Fiction Editor at filling Station—Canada’s experimental literary magazine.

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Lose yourself in the ethereal images in Tasnuva’s story, continued here (pages 59-61).

antilang. Preview: Emma Tilley’s “The Cysterhood”

Emma Tilley has a BA in Creative Writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C. Her debut chapbook will be published by Rahlia’s Ghost Press in 2019. She has this epistolary story and a flash fiction in antilang. no. 3.

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We have a confession– this piece made our editors cry the first time we read it. So, find some tissues and continue reading it here (pages 45-47)

antilang. Preview: Kitty Hardy’s “Elope”

Kitty Hardy writes from the solitude of Alberta’s boreal forest. This is her first fiction publication, though her poems have appeared in NōD Magazine and From the Other Side. Kitty also runs the fabulous Kitty’s Bohemian Boutique, an online store for upcycled clothing and accessories (check it out– there’s free shipping on now!)

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If you’re in the mood for an upcycled fairy tale, then find the full story here (pages 55-58)!

soundbite Preview: Stephen Beaumont’s “Notes to a Culinary Artist”

The longest of our soundbite pieces in volume 2, this story blends prose, music, and cooking into a delicious entree!

Stephen Beaumont is from the UK but has spent the last 24 years in North America. A hospitality veteran, he lives on Lake St Clair in Ontario, Canada. www.stephenbeaumont.com