As we start vetting pieces for antilang. no. 3 and soundbite vol. 2 (check out our call for submissions & guidelines!), we want to draw attention to an important aspect of our mandate: work that blends and blurs the lines of genre. Unlike many literary journals and magazines, the ALP’s publications aren’t divided up into… Continue reading On Blurring Genre: antilang.
We promised you more good. short. writing., and we hope you enjoy! Check out our latest issue of antilang. and our inaugural issue of soundbite Thanks for all your support, and lots of love from the ALP team! (and don't worry, you can still read antilang. no. 1 in our archive)
If you've followed us since Issue 1, then you know that our inaugural issue was solicitation-only, and that we used that model to put established authors beside emerging writers. You already know we like work that b(l)ends genres and operates on multiple levels, according to varying types of readers. And putting together the first issue… Continue reading On Putting Together Issue 2
Hello! If you follow our Instagram page then you might’ve heard that we’ve been working on figuring out how to acquire money so we can pay our contributors (woohoo!). Seems like a simple goal, right? Set up a bank account, be available to receive donations, apply for grants—then use this money to first pay contributors… Continue reading The Acrobatics of Bureaucracy
It seems our contributors are also astutely aware that poems make for good short writing, since of all the submissions that we’ve now received, only one (1!) is a prose piece. And while we love pointed poems, we’d like to see some prim prose as well. you fit into me like a hook into an… Continue reading On Genre (Stories Can Be Good Short Writing Too)
We want to wish all the moms (and pet mommas) out there a very happy mothers' day, and we especially want to recognise our antilang. moms! Both our moms (Kathy and Lori) encouraged us as we talked about this project around dinner tables, offered suggestions and opinions on fonts and logo design, and were among… Continue reading Happy Mothers’ Day!
Hello! As you know, antilang. is now open for submissions for issue 2. And, if you’ve clicked our submittable button, you’ll see that there’s a section for leaving a cover letter. But what does a cover letter for a literary magazine entail? If you’re just starting to send out your work, the cover letter and… Continue reading On Cover Letters & Bios
Clearly I had yet to become a fan of Tolkien, but what strikes me is that a decade prior to co-founding a magazine of literary brevity I had already rallied to concision. Just over a decade ago, a creative, ambitious, and “super deep” adolescent named Jordan Bolay self-published a book of poetry titled Once Upon a… Continue reading On Juvenilia: A Decade of Short Writing
Do you love to click buttons? Of course you do, it's half the reason any of us are on the internet! Well, we've got a fancy new button for you to click on our submission guidelines page, which will lead you to our Submittable page where you can click a plethora of new buttons. And while you're there, you… Continue reading You know you wanna click that button!
Who says no one lives online? antilang. no. 1 lives online! Our inaugural issue is live, and best of all it's free! Read it, share it, tell us what you think about, and stay tuned as we get ready to open for general submissions for no. 2. Thank you to everyone who helped make this… Continue reading No. 1 Lives Online!