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”

On Speculative Forms

We’ve been talking a lot about genre as we gear up to open our themed issue of antilang. – Succinct Speculations – for submissions. But what about form? “SpecFic” is a bit of a misnomer – it suggests that speculative writing is always fiction, and that’s obviously not true. Speculative writing is no alien to… Continue reading On Speculative Forms

Guest Editor Reveal: Jaclyn Morken

Hey! I’m Jaclyn, I’m Saskatchewan born and raised, and I don’t plan on leaving any time soon. I have an English degree from the University of Saskatchewan and now I’m working through the end of my MFA in Writing—so, I like to read and write. I mostly inhabit the fantasy genre, but I’m trying to… Continue reading Guest Editor Reveal: Jaclyn Morken

Guest Editor Reveal: Simon Böhm

Hi there, my name is Simon and I’m from Germany, which used to be the land of poets and thinkers and is now the country of cars and beer. I came to Canada in 2016 for my MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan and decided to stay. So here I am. First off,… Continue reading Guest Editor Reveal: Simon Böhm

Here’s the Plan: Themed Issue Previews

We don’t have time for new year, new me because we’re too busy with the new ALP! Over the course of an amazing year establishing antilang. and putting together our first three issues, we noticed contributors tend to gravitate toward certain themes and genres. So, to encourage good short writing in these areas while giving… Continue reading Here’s the Plan: Themed Issue Previews