Read antilang. no. 4: Succinct Speculations

Have you heard that we launched antilang. no. 4?! Check out all new writing from 20 contributors and let us know what you think! Inside you'll find hexes and shapeshifters, mermen and cyborgs, curses and extreme virtual reality, and much more. https://issuu.com/antilangmag/docs/antilang._no._4_in-prog

soundbite Preview: “Medusa” by Avery Isbrucker

One of her three poems focused on Ancient Greek figures in soundbite vol. 3, Avery Isbrucker's "Medusa" will lure you in with alliteration and half-rhyme. Avery is a Gemini born in the year of the rat who finds astrology a little too poetic for her own good. She is a neurodivergent, queer Canadian woman living on… Continue reading soundbite Preview: “Medusa” by Avery Isbrucker

soundbite Preview: “Huge Ball” by Marc Cinanni

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

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: “Restart the Universe” by Sarah Abernethy

"Restart the Universe" is one of two celestial-themed poems by Sarah Abernethy appearing in soundbite vol. 3. Get ready to hear her other piece when the issue launches later today! Sarah is a post-secondary student and staff writer for Affinity Magazine. Her work has been published by the Young Writers of Canada and the Toronto… Continue reading soundbite Preview: “Restart the Universe” by Sarah Abernethy

soundbite Preview: “Prickly” by Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

Take a listen to the only international piece appearing in soundbite vol. 3! Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson (vocalist, rapper, poet) hosts 2nd Verse, Jazz & Poetry with a Purpose. She’s published in Pariah Anthology SFA Press (March 2016) and Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Groove Publishing, January 2017). You can listen to her other recordings on soundcloud.

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

On Poetry: Line Breaks

In our most recent blog posts we’ve been talking a lot about our editing philosophies or editing advice for genre writing. Today, we’re going to take a more general look at poetic line breaks. All poems (except prose poems) have line breaks, but why? What do line breaks actually do? And how do you know… Continue reading On Poetry: Line Breaks

On Writing Spec: A Checklist

Hi Friends! Are you not quite sure if you're writing 'counts' as speculative? Well, with just a few days left until our submissions close, our editors have compiled a helpful checklist of dos and don'ts when it comes to spec writing. Back when we first opened for submissions our Guest Editors Jaclyn and Simon each… Continue reading On Writing Spec: A Checklist

For Sale: Good. Short. Writing!

One of the biggest responses we've been getting since launching The ALP is "I love your lit mag! Where can I buy it?" So, we're very excited to announce that thanks to the opportunities offered by our recent grant, you can now buy antilang.—both in print and as a downloadable PDF—right here on our website! We're… Continue reading For Sale: Good. Short. Writing!