antilang. Preview: Lisa Baird’s “When I think of him now”

Lisa Baird's pointedly pithy poem is our final antilang. preview, meaning no. 3 is just around the corner! "When I think of him now" is the first of Lisa's three poems in the issue.Lisa Baird is a poet & a queer white settler living on Attawandaron/Mississaugas of the New Credit territory (Guelph, ON). She’d rather… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Lisa Baird’s “When I think of him now”

Contest Winner: Erin Vance’s “Twelve Weeks and the Virgin Mary Cries for Me”

I have a champagne flute in my hand. The bubbles have gone flat. The liquid is warm. I scan the modest crowd for my date. He is handsome but I don’t love him. I wear a gold dress like the Goddess Brigid. Sláinte! A man smacks his pint of Beamish into my champagne flute as… Continue reading Contest Winner: Erin Vance’s “Twelve Weeks and the Virgin Mary Cries for Me”

Why Write?

Turn on any news program or open any social media app and the world comes in. And you realise, that right now, the world is ugly. Fascism dominates, and with it all the ugly -isms and -phobias that generate and feed on hate. When people aren't killing or hurting each other, they're destroying the planet.… Continue reading Why Write?

Introducing our New Art Director!

Hello, we know we've been a bit quiet since our launch and opening for submissions, but that doesn't mean we aren't hard at work behind the scenes. It's time to share with you something we've had in the works for a little while: we now have an Art Director! Lissa McFarland has been involved with… Continue reading Introducing our New Art Director!

antilang. Preview: Anastasia Jill’s “Kick it”

We're coming at you with another preview with just 2 days until our antilang. launch! Anastasia Jill (Anna Keeler) is a queer poet and fiction writer living in the southern United States. She is a current editor for the Smaeralit Anthology. Her work has been published or is upcoming with Poets.org, Lunch Ticket, FIVE:2:ONE, Ambit… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Anastasia Jill’s “Kick it”

On Putting Together Issue 2

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

Happy International Women’s Day!

Hello! We believe in celebrating women every day, so obviously we're celebrating international women's day! Specifically, we want to take today to thank all the women who have helped us get started--those women who share our vision for a new system of CanLit that celebrates minorities and emerging artists. Thank you. Thank you for talking… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!