Arrivals. Departures. Exchange. Amanda Deutch’s Bodega Night Pigeon Riot

antilang. no. 8 celebrates the inclusion of our first external review! Read Russell Carisse's review of Amanda Deutch's chapbook Bodega Night Pigeon Riot below and find it in the digital download ($5) of our latest issue. Rummaging around Brooklyn’s streetscape with Amanda Deutch’s Bodega Night Pigeon Riot, from above/gound press, one is drawn along and… Continue reading Arrivals. Departures. Exchange. Amanda Deutch’s Bodega Night Pigeon Riot

antilang. no. 9 theme & guest editor

We are very excited to announce the theme for antilang. no. 9—the first in a cycle of three special issues for 2021—Labour! Joining our editorial team for this topic is special guest editor Anahita Jamali Rad. Anahita Jamali Rad is a text-forward artist born in Iran and currently based in Tiohtià꞉ke on the Traditional Territory… Continue reading antilang. no. 9 theme & guest editor

On Knowing When to Call It a Day

A big part of editing—and I mean a BIG PART, maybe even the biggest part—is knowing when to call it. So you have over 100 submissions left and only a week to vet them all and you need to power through regardless of everything, right? Definitely wrong. The most important part of editing is knowing… Continue reading On Knowing When to Call It a Day

antilang. no. 7 is LIVE!

After a year of themed issues and guest editors we're excited to return to our roots with an unthemed issue of Good Short Writing. antilang. no. 7 broke our previous record for most submissions and brings together 28 voices sharing short fiction, poetry, and mixed media on topics ranging from the ongoing pandemic and struggles… Continue reading antilang. no. 7 is LIVE!

The antilang. anthology is on its way!

Good news, friends. After some minor mechanical mishaps at the printers, we've successfully produced our full run of antilang.'s annual anthology, no. 4-6! We're now in the midst of sending copies out to our amazing contributors, guest editors, and supporters on Patreon & Kickstarter. Please Note: if you live outside of Canada, the delivery of your… Continue reading The antilang. anthology is on its way!

On Privilege

The ALP and its permanent board are privileged. Personally, we are white, cis, and (mostly)able-bodied, and this allows us to move through the world in very different ways from many of our contributors or guest editors. Our privileges have also afforded us opportunities to grow our writing and editorial experiences, which in turn enable us… Continue reading On Privilege

Nimble. Prairie. Celebrations. Sarah Ens’s The World is Mostly Sky

Sarah Ens bursts onto the Canadian poetry scene with her debut collection, The World is Mostly Sky, published by Turnstone Press and launched via Zoom on May 7th. Refreshingly stark yet melodic, we shamelessly stole our first keyword “nimble” from Jeanette Lynes’s description of this collection during its launch. We hope you support Sarah by… Continue reading Nimble. Prairie. Celebrations. Sarah Ens’s The World is Mostly Sky