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Good. Short. Writing. The Anti-Languorous Project is an online open-access creative writing hub that publishes antilang., a magazine of literary brevity, soundbite, an audio collection of byte-sized readings, and the On Editing blog series. Show, don’t tell; imply and implicate. Antithesize languorous language.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
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antilang., a magazine of literary brevity

antilang. is a free online literary magazine with a focus on concision and precision.

Our goal is to publish three issues per year as well as a collected annual print issue.

You can read the latest issue here or on Issuu. You can also read past issues in our archive. To learn about submitting to our next issue, click here.

soundbite, an audio collection of byte-sized readings

These audio clips feature works that especially benefit from being heard rather than just read. We upload individual pieces as previews, then link them to our website and social media. On the day we launch the new issue of antilang., we also launch a compiled version of soundbite on YouTube for anyone wishing to listen to all the pieces together.

If you have a piece of creative work that benefits from an audio component, then send it to us. Feel free to send us audio clips or text.

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Allison McFarland & Jordan Bolay, Co-Founding Editors

Allie & Jordan (combined) have the “minimum 3 to 5 years editing experience (in both poetry and fiction)” that any reasonable employer would expect. Their library contains over 400 books (with very few duplicates). Allie writes novel(la)s, short fiction, and poetry; Jordan writes poetry, short fiction, and creative criticism. They operate across genres and read in a loosely choreographed dance (Jordan balters).

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Allie & Jordan occasionally get fancied up. Photo by Lissa McFarland, 2018