Mothering. Gothic. Obituaries. Erin Emily Ann Vance’s Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers

We are very excited that our first review of good short writing is of two-time antilanger Erin Emily Ann Vance’s debut novel(la), Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers. Mothering. In this story surrounding the mysterious death of Margot Morris, her two daughters, and unborn baby, Vance’s writing explores the roles, rituals, and relationships of the mother… Continue reading Mothering. Gothic. Obituaries. Erin Emily Ann Vance’s Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers

April / May Contest Winner: Erin Emily Ann Vance’s “Whiskers”

Between classes I haunted vault of the University of Calgary archives where I worked as a grad student. I lingered, always, by the first editions of Plath and Sexton. Like a good luck charm I’d run my finger along the tip of a badger's whisker that Ted Hughes taped into a hand-stitched chapbook shelved next… Continue reading April / May Contest Winner: Erin Emily Ann Vance’s “Whiskers”

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: “Prickly” by Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

Take a listen to the only international piece appearing in soundbite vol. 3! Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson (vocalist, rapper, poet) hosts 2nd Verse, Jazz & Poetry with a Purpose. She’s published in Pariah Anthology SFA Press (March 2016) and Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Groove Publishing, January 2017). You can listen to her other recordings on soundcloud.

Get to Know the Team: Art Director Lissa McFarland’s “04.26.17”

As we introduce you to work from our guest editors, we also want to remind you of our amazing Art Director, Lissa McFarland, who is currently looking for cover art submissions for our Succinct Speculations issue (so please reach out to her on Instagram @antilangmag if you have some art / know anyone who does).… Continue reading Get to Know the Team: Art Director Lissa McFarland’s “04.26.17”

On Blind Review: Or, The Problem of Pretend Objectivity

Anyone who submits to lit mags should be familiar with the term ‘blind review.’ This is usually accompanied with directions to remove your name and identifying info from all pages of your submission, except for the cover letter (which should be in a separate document). This way only the editor that receives the incoming submissions… Continue reading On Blind Review: Or, The Problem of Pretend Objectivity

antilang. Preview: Tasnuva Hayden’s “Low Tide”

Tasnuva Hayden is an emerging Canadian writer of Bengali descent, residing in Calgary, Alberta. She studied creative writing, linguistics, and engineering at the University of Calgary. Her creative writing has appeared in NōD Magazine, J’aipur Journal, chapbooks, and anthologies. She is also the Fiction Editor at filling Station—Canada’s experimental literary magazine. Lose yourself in the… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Tasnuva Hayden’s “Low Tide”

antilang. Preview: Emma Tilley’s “The Cysterhood”

Emma Tilley has a BA in Creative Writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C. Her debut chapbook will be published by Rahlia’s Ghost Press in 2019. She has this epistolary story and a flash fiction in antilang. no. 3.   We have a confession-- this piece made our editors cry the first time we… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Emma Tilley’s “The Cysterhood”

antilang. Preview: Kitty Hardy’s “Elope”

Kitty Hardy writes from the solitude of Alberta's boreal forest. This is her first fiction publication, though her poems have appeared in NōD Magazine and From the Other Side. Kitty also runs the fabulous Kitty's Bohemian Boutique, an online store for upcycled clothing and accessories (check it out-- there's free shipping on now!) If you're in… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Kitty Hardy’s “Elope”

New Work from 32 Contributors!

We're so excited to launch our latest issues of antilang. and soundbite! Check out some amazing short work from established and emerging writers across Canada and beyond. Read antilang. no. 3 and listen to soundbite vol. 2 and tell us what you think!