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

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

Editor’s Reflection: Jesse Holth on Abrupt Environments

As each of the 3 themed issues that will appear in this print anthology featured guest editors, we thought it would be insightful to have their share their thoughts on the process of team editing, on The ALP's publishing philosophies, and on their favorite parts of the issues they helped curate. So in that spirit,… Continue reading Editor’s Reflection: Jesse Holth on Abrupt Environments

Guest Editor Reveal: Jesse Holth

Hello, all! My name is Jesse and I’m a writer, editor, and poet living on Lekwungen/Songhees and WSÁNEĆ land. I am so excited to be guest editing this issue of antilang. on Abrupt Environments. I have degrees in English Literature and Anthropology, and you can find my writing in dozens of Canadian and U.S. publications.… Continue reading Guest Editor Reveal: Jesse Holth

“Abrupt Environments” Open for Submissions

The theme for antilang. no. 6 is “Abrupt Environments,” a topic that is particularly salient in recent months, tightly intertwined with our previous issue - Pithy Politics, and universally relevant in the anthropocene. For this issue we look forward to eco-critical submissions, but also submissions that test the boundaries of what constitutes an ‘environment’ (particularly an… Continue reading “Abrupt Environments” Open for Submissions

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