Hi everyone. We know you haven't heard from us in a while—as people working in education, the start of the school year is always a hectic time, this year more than most as so many of you know—but we're back with big news! antilang. no. 8 We are hard at work editing the next issue… Continue reading antilang. news update
Hello antilangers! This is it‒the final push for our Kickstarter. We apologise for not updating as regularly about our progress, but have you heard what’s happening around the world? With COVID-19 impacting us all, especially with new-found financial hardships, we hate having to ask for your donations. In a perfect world, we would all have… Continue reading On Kickstarter: One Week Left!
Hi friends and followers. Today, we aren’t going to use our typical exclamation points or tell you how excited we are about antilang. no. 5 - Pithy Politics (like we had originally planned). We are shocked and abhorred to have found out on Twitter that one of our previous contributors lied about their identity in… Continue reading On Redactions
ALP co-founding editor Allie McFarland recently discussed antilang., soundbite, and our new grant on Lit Happens with host and soundbite contributor Danica Lorer. Watch the interview below and then give Danica's short story another listen!
Hello ALP supporters! This last month we successfully launched our annual print edition of antilang. (no. 2-3) in both Saskatoon and Calgary and at these launches we had the pleasure of announcing that we have received our first federal grant! In keeping with our policy of transparency, we wanted to let you know what this… Continue reading On Money and Vision: or, We Got a Grant!
We don’t have time for new year, new me because we’re too busy with the new ALP! Over the course of an amazing year establishing antilang. and putting together our first three issues, we noticed contributors tend to gravitate toward certain themes and genres. So, to encourage good short writing in these areas while giving… Continue reading Here’s the Plan: Themed Issue Previews
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!
In our last post on CanCon, we talked a lot about numbers, requirements, and how to reach them; now we’d like to look more closely at what makes something “CanCon.” Canadian radio requirements follow the MAPL system—yes, as in “maple,” we aren’t joking and we couldn’t make this up—to determine if a song/band meets CanCon… Continue reading On Canadian Content: By the Artists
We all know how lit mags work: you send something in, and the longer you go without hearing anything, the longer they are taking to decide if they want your work (so, if you hear "no" just before the issue comes out, well, then at least you can take comfort knowing that your piece made… Continue reading On Why You Hear “Yes” Before You Hear “No”
If you’ve ever listened to a Canadian radio station, you probably noticed an over-abundance of Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, and the ever-berated Nickelback. This is because most stations in Canada are required to play at least 40% Canadian content (or as we lovingly call it: CanCon), and there are similar rules for Canadian periodicals. If… Continue reading On Canadian Content: By the Numbers