Read antilang. no. 4: Succinct Speculations

Have you heard that we launched antilang. no. 4 - Succinct Speculations?! Check out all new writing from 20 contributors and let us know what you think! Inside you'll find hexes and shape-shifters, mermen and cyborgs, curses and extreme virtual reality, and much more. https://issuu.com/antilangmag/docs/antilang._no._4_in-prog

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!

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!

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

Get to Know the Editors: Igpy’s “My Village”

Guest editor Igpy Kin's work was recently featured on beer boxes from Village Brewery in collaboration with the wonderful folks at Loft 112. Check out Igpy's shot of the box and read their full story below: My Village My village is scattered across continents, reunited assembled only in part dispersed in spurts holidays; late nights;… Continue reading Get to Know the Editors: Igpy’s “My Village”

Get to Know the Editors: Kaitlyn’s “Love Is” and “Fort Smith”

Our guest editor, Kaitlyn Purcell, introduced herself in an earlier blog post, but we thought you might want to read some of her creative writing. Follow this link to read her interview with Metatron Press, and find two flash pieces at the end of the interview.

Guest Editor Reveal: Igpy Kin

Hello, internet. My name is Igpy and my pronouns are they/them. I am a beleaguered queer rabble- rouser/writer/editor/designer/artist-wrangler born and raised on Treaty 7 territory. As a white settler, I am trying to negotiate writing and living ethically on stolen land while benefiting from an ongoing legacy of genocide. I am, among other roles and… Continue reading Guest Editor Reveal: Igpy Kin

Guest Editor Reveal: Kaitlyn Purcell

My name is Kaitlyn Purcell and I am a member of Smith’s Landing First Nation. My mother is Dene from Fort Smith, and my father is Irish-Canadian from Ottawa. They raised me and my three sisters in Edmonton. I have been studying English, Indigenous literature, and creative writing for the last eight years. I received… Continue reading Guest Editor Reveal: Kaitlyn Purcell

April / May Contest Winner: Erin Emily Ann Vance’s “Whiskers”

Between classes I haunted vault of the University of Calgary archives where I worked as a grad student. I lingered, always, by the first editions of Plath and Sexton. Like a good luck charm I’d run my finger along the tip of a badger's whisker that Ted Hughes taped into a hand-stitched chapbook shelved next… Continue reading April / May Contest Winner: Erin Emily Ann Vance’s “Whiskers”