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.

April / May Flash Contest Reveal

Hello! This spring we challenged our Patrons to do a little spring cleaning by dusting off one of their drafts and transforming it from one genre to another. Our winning entry is a poem / gothic campus narrative by Erin Emily Ann Vance and will be posted later today! For those of  you who are… Continue reading April / May Flash Contest Reveal

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 Preview: “Medusa” by Avery Isbrucker

One of her three poems focused on Ancient Greek figures in soundbite vol. 3, Avery Isbrucker's "Medusa" will lure you in with alliteration and half-rhyme. Avery is a Gemini born in the year of the rat who finds astrology a little too poetic for her own good. She is a neurodivergent, queer Canadian woman living on… Continue reading soundbite Preview: “Medusa” by Avery Isbrucker

soundbite Preview: “Naked Curiosity” by Jordie Skinner

Take a listen to this preview (read by our editor, Jordan Bolay), then head over to our latest volume of soundbite to find out how Jordie Skinner's short story ends and what these parents are up to. Fun fact: this is the longest piece to appear in any volume of soundbite (and we promise it's worth… Continue reading soundbite Preview: “Naked Curiosity” by Jordie Skinner

Soundbite Preview: “Late Night Diner” by Marcel St. Pierre

Take a listen to this strange flash piece by Marcel St. Pierre! This along with another short weird by the same author will be appearing in soundbite vol. 3 (launching later this week!) A New Brunswicker of Acadian extract, Marcel St. Pierre is now a Toronto-based actor, improvisor, comedian, author, writer and producer. A founder… Continue reading Soundbite Preview: “Late Night Diner” by Marcel St. Pierre

On Poetry: Line Breaks

In our most recent blog posts we’ve been talking a lot about our editing philosophies or editing advice for genre writing. Today, we’re going to take a more general look at poetic line breaks. All poems (except prose poems) have line breaks, but why? What do line breaks actually do? And how do you know… Continue reading On Poetry: Line Breaks

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!

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