soundbite vol. 3 LIVE!

We know you've all been anxiously waiting for our latest installment of soundbite and here it is! Vol. 3 features work from all new contributors (we have not published any of them previously in either soundbite or antilang.). We also have a great mix of emerging writers and established authors, so be sure to listen to the… Continue reading soundbite vol. 3 LIVE!

Floating. Poetic. Grief. Kaitlyn Purcell’s ʔbédayine

For our second Good Short Review we took a look at Kaitlyn Purcell’s ʔbédayine, and not just because she was our guest editor for antilang. no. 5. ʔbédayine truly encompasses our mandate at The ALP for Good. Short. Writing. as it comes in at a tight 88 pages and is the 2018 winner of the… Continue reading Floating. Poetic. Grief. Kaitlyn Purcell’s ʔbédayine

Guest Editor Reveal: Jesse Holth

Hello, all! My name is Jesse and I’m a writer, editor, and poet living on Lekwungen/Songhees and WSÁNEĆ land. I am so excited to be guest editing this issue of antilang. on Abrupt Environments. I have degrees in English Literature and Anthropology, and you can find my writing in dozens of Canadian and U.S. publications.… Continue reading Guest Editor Reveal: Jesse Holth

“Abrupt Environments” Open for Submissions

The theme for antilang. no. 6 is “Abrupt Environments,” a topic that is particularly salient in recent months, tightly intertwined with our previous issue - Pithy Politics, and universally relevant in the anthropocene. For this issue we look forward to eco-critical submissions, but also submissions that test the boundaries of what constitutes an ‘environment’ (particularly an… Continue reading “Abrupt Environments” Open for Submissions

Mothering. Gothic. Obituaries. Erin Emily Ann Vance’s Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers

We are very excited that our first review of good short writing is of two-time antilanger Erin Emily Ann Vance’s debut novel(la), Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers. Mothering. In this story surrounding the mysterious death of Margot Morris, her two daughters, and unborn baby, Vance’s writing explores the roles, rituals, and relationships of the mother… Continue reading Mothering. Gothic. Obituaries. Erin Emily Ann Vance’s Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers

antilang. no. 5 Cover Reveal!

We're so excited to reveal the cover of antilang. no. 5 - Pithy Politics by Sarah McClelland, selected and designed by Art Director Lissa McFarland! Artist's Statement: The cover art was inspired by an image of my mother in regalia at a powwow. I was reminded of the red shawl she made in honour of… Continue reading antilang. no. 5 Cover Reveal!

On Issue 6: Theme Change

Hi Friends! A while back—before we opened for submissions to antilang. no. 4—we announced that our three issues for the year would be themed: “succinct speculations,” “pithy politics,” and “blunt blogs.” While we hyped our next issue in our most recent blog post, we’ve made some changes to its theme. Originally, we had wanted to… Continue reading On Issue 6: Theme Change

On Delays

Hi Friends! We’ve all experienced the frustration and disappointment of following an author throughout a series and waiting for the next installment (looking at you, Goerge R. R. Martin), or even awaiting the next publication of an amazing lit mag. Why can’t the writing come out sooner? Like, it’s just words. On a page. But,… Continue reading On Delays

On Sim-Subs: Why The Anti-Languorous Project Accepts Them and Why You’re Getting Them

Can't wait to sink your teeth into some pithy politics? In anticipation of our next themed issue—set to launch next month!—here's a reprint of a creative non-fiction piece Jordan wrote last year. The text first appeared in filling Station issue 71. Enjoy, and check out our friends at this experimental mag based out of Calgary! “We… Continue reading On Sim-Subs: Why The Anti-Languorous Project Accepts Them and Why You’re Getting Them