Reviews are challenging to write and dull to read. There, I said it. I've often struggled with the idea of writing/reading reviews. On the one hand, writing and publishing a review is a great way to pad your list of publications and can increase the attention given to a new work (especially if it's from… Continue reading On Reviews
Amy LeBlanc’s debut poetry collection I know something you don’t know is a short book with a long title available now for order through local bookstores or directly from the publisher (Gordon Hill Press) to be delivered to your door. We recommend you brew yourself a mug of tea (with milk, preferably) and tuck into… Continue reading Bewitching. Feminist. Fairy Tales. Amy LeBlanc’s I know something you don’t know
"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)."
Our guest editor, Kaitlyn Purcell, introduced herself in an earlier blog post, but we thought you might want to read some of her creative writing. Follow this link to read her interview with Metatron Press, and find two flash pieces at the end of the interview.
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
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
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
Frances Boyle's books are Light-carved Passages (poetry) and Tower (a novella). Her poems and short stories have appeared in literary magazines ranging from long-established to brand new projects. Visit http://www.francesboyle.com. Finish reading her poem "Beam" here (pages 16-17) and check out her other two poems, "Choler" and "Unrehearsed," also in antilang. no. 3!
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)
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”