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

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

On Supporting The ALP: Kickstarter Rewards

First off, huge kudos to our patrons on Patreon! Your ongoing support has helped us pay dozens of contributors who opted in for a cash payment while also keeping our website alive. Second, kudos to the 10 early adopters who have already pushed us more than a quarter of the way to our Kickstarter campaign… Continue reading On Supporting The ALP: Kickstarter Rewards

On Reflections at the End of the Decade

With everyone off work and school for the holidays and the beginning of a new year—and new decade!—a lot of people have been posting about their wins for the previous year or ten years. And that’s awesome! For us at The ALP, we are super excited that we just launched antilang. no. 5: Pithy Politics… Continue reading On Reflections at the End of the Decade

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