Surreal. Referential. Vignettes. Andriana Minou’s The Fabulous Dead

"Along with the reference to famous people, every vignette in this collection also refers to food or drink. The dead, it seems, revel in coffee and sauerkraut, ice cream and whiskey, much like the living. The Skyscraper Queen herself indulges in lists of food until it seems she would burst. Food and drinks are sensuously described, but the consumption of them is the key element tying these stories together. The characters consume foods and drinks the way the Skyscraper Queen consumes their stories and identities (and, perhaps, the way readers consume details of the lives of famous celebrities)."

On Reflections at the End of the Decade

With everyone off work and school for the holidays and the beginning of a new year—and new decade!—a lot of people have been posting about their wins for the previous year or ten years. And that’s awesome! For us at The ALP, we are super excited that we just launched antilang. no. 5: Pithy Politics… Continue reading On Reflections at the End of the Decade

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

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: “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

antilang. Preview: Rosalind Goldsmith’s “The One About-“

Rosalind Goldsmith lives in Toronto and began writing short fiction several years ago. She has written radio plays for CBC and a play for the Blyth Theatre Festival. Her stories have appeared in the Quilliad, the Danforth Review, Flash Fiction, Thrice Fiction, Pop Shot UK, Litro UK, and filling Station. Read the rest of our… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Rosalind Goldsmith’s “The One About-“

antilang. Preview: Christopher Brown’s “Tinder Darling”

Christopher Brown is pursuing his PhD a city of magpies. In 2018, he was selected for the RBC Taylor Prize's inaugural Emerging Writers program in non-fiction. His most recent work can be found in The Feathertale Review and The Lamp. To read the rest of this resonantly millennial dating woes tale, click here (pages 10-11)

antilang. Preview: Trevor Moran’s “The Boy Who Brought the Rain”

Trevor Moran is a thirty-year-old writer from Cork, who writes wide-reaching articles about mental health and depression. This is one of the longest pieces in antilang. no. 3, but it's worth the extra pages. We love how Kroetschian this story feels. Read the rest here (pages 73-80)

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”