Obviously, we appreciate concise writing, and we think it’s at its best when the imagery and language hone in on one moment. Lonnie Monka’s poem does just that and the fireworks pop off the page.
A freelance writer and poetry enthusiast, Lonnie Monka runs Jerusalism, an initiative to foster local literary community through events such as reading series, author meet-ups, workshops, and more. When not busy reading or writing, she enjoys posting pictures of restrooms on Instagram – @toiletsofjerusalem.
Exciting news! Our original logo designer and Issue 1 cover artist, Lissa McFarland has helped us come up with two new logos! A crow for antilang. and a raven for soundbite!
(jk–it’s the same bird used for both because it’s just so cool!)
We will be officially launching the new logos when our fall issues go live (expected early September, with previews launching August 23rd)!
Check out more of Lissa’s work on her Instagram @lil.trashlord
What does literary brevity look like? Show us!
Hey everyone, we’ve been vetting your writing for antilang. no. 2 and we’re blown away by your incredible words! Now we’re looking for an amazing piece of art that captures the essence of good short writing for the issue’s cover.
What does literary brevity look like? Show us! Maybe you’ll go for minimalism, perhaps pithy pointillism, or a more metaphorical approach. Look to our mandate for inspiration. Imply and implicate with your imagery.
Our favorite piece will be featured on the cover of antilang. no. 2 (fall 2018) and will appear in the next collected print edition (no. 2-3, expected early 2019), which the winning artist will of course receive a hard copy of. We hope to eventually pay our contributors via funds raised through Patreon and we will start by back-paying people featured in our early issues.