"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)."
For our second Good Short Review we took a look at Kaitlyn Purcell’s ʔbédayine, and not just because she was our guest editor for antilang. no. 5. ʔbédayine truly encompasses our mandate at The ALP for Good. Short. Writing. as it comes in at a tight 88 pages and is the 2018 winner of the… Continue reading Floating. Poetic. Grief. Kaitlyn Purcell’s ʔbédayine
The theme for antilang. no. 6 is “Abrupt Environments,” a topic that is particularly salient in recent months, tightly intertwined with our previous issue - Pithy Politics, and universally relevant in the anthropocene. For this issue we look forward to eco-critical submissions, but also submissions that test the boundaries of what constitutes an ‘environment’ (particularly an… Continue reading “Abrupt Environments” Open for Submissions
Our latest themed issue of antilang. - Pithy Politics - is now live! Huge kudos to Igpy Kin & Kaitlyn Purcell who guest-edited the issue and, of course, thank you to everyone who submitted their work! You can read the issue right here, and on any device via Issuu. https://issuu.com/antilangmag/docs/antilang._no._5
Guest editor Igpy Kin's work was recently featured on beer boxes from Village Brewery in collaboration with the wonderful folks at Loft 112. Check out Igpy's shot of the box and read their full story below: My Village My village is scattered across continents, reunited assembled only in part dispersed in spurts holidays; late nights;… Continue reading Get to Know the Editors: Igpy’s “My Village”
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
Has a huge ball ever entered your life tangentially and unexpectedly? If so, you should check out this flash story by Marc Cinanni. It won't offer any advice for dealing with the huge ball, but it will let you know you aren't alone. If this hasn't happened to you, then you should definitely listen to… Continue reading soundbite Preview: “Huge Ball” by Marc Cinanni
We know you've all been anxiously waiting for our latest installment of soundbite and here it is! Vol. 3 features work from all new contributors (we have not published any of them previously in either soundbite or antilang.). We also have a great mix of emerging writers and established authors, so be sure to listen to the… Continue reading soundbite vol. 3 LIVE!
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