For Sale: Good. Short. Writing!

One of the biggest responses we've been getting since launching The ALP is "I love your lit mag! Where can I buy it?" So, we're very excited to announce that thanks to the opportunities offered by our recent grant, you can now buy antilang.—both in print and as a downloadable PDF—right here on our website! We're… Continue reading For Sale: Good. Short. Writing!

Now Accepting Donations!

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… Continue reading Now Accepting Donations!

On Writing Spec: A Checklist

Hi Friends! Are you not quite sure if you're writing 'counts' as speculative? Well, with just a few days left until our submissions close, our editors have compiled a helpful checklist of dos and don'ts when it comes to spec writing. Back when we first opened for submissions our Guest Editors Jaclyn and Simon each… Continue reading On Writing Spec: A Checklist

Get to Know the Editors: Allie McFarland’s “Aesthetician”

Hello, and welcome to our final get-to-know our editor's work! In theme with our upcoming spec. issue of antilang. we are featuring Allie's short story "Aesthetician," published by The Fieldstone Review. This story takes place in a world where people remove excess memories by storing them inside other humans (who are essentially comatose and have… Continue reading Get to Know the Editors: Allie McFarland’s “Aesthetician”

Get to Know the Editors: Jordan Bolay’s “Leaving Ajawan”

On the edge of SpecFic, somewhere between historiographic metafiction and realist fabulism (because we all need more ridiculous sub-genre names), is Jordan's short story "Leaving Ajawan," which mythologizes the final days of Archibald "Grey Owl" Belaney's life in an attempt to dispel the persona the 'pilgrim' put on. Follow the link by clicking the image… Continue reading Get to Know the Editors: Jordan Bolay’s “Leaving Ajawan”

Get to Know the Team: Art Director Lissa McFarland’s “04.26.17”

As we introduce you to work from our guest editors, we also want to remind you of our amazing Art Director, Lissa McFarland, who is currently looking for cover art submissions for our Succinct Speculations issue (so please reach out to her on Instagram @antilangmag if you have some art / know anyone who does).… Continue reading Get to Know the Team: Art Director Lissa McFarland’s “04.26.17”

Jan/Feb Flash Contest Winner: Taylor Skaalrud’s “Behind Blue Eyes”

It has been said that inside every cynic is a disappointed idealist: Pt. 1: Apocalypse When I was a boy, my blue eyes were bright. When I opened them, behind frightened irides refractions lied. On one side of the screen, I sit comfy on the couch, eating a bowl of Napoleon ice-cream. I like vanilla… Continue reading Jan/Feb Flash Contest Winner: Taylor Skaalrud’s “Behind Blue Eyes”