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!

Here’s the Plan: Themed Issue Previews

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

antilang. Preview: Rosalind Goldsmith’s “The One About-“

Rosalind Goldsmith lives in Toronto and began writing short fiction several years ago. She has written radio plays for CBC and a play for the Blyth Theatre Festival. Her stories have appeared in the Quilliad, the Danforth Review, Flash Fiction, Thrice Fiction, Pop Shot UK, Litro UK, and filling Station. Read the rest of our… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Rosalind Goldsmith’s “The One About-“

antilang. Preview: Meaghan Hackinen’s “El Cien”

Meaghan Hackinen is a writer, cyclist, and retired roller girl originally from the West Coast of BC. Her prose explores relationships, experiences on the road, and encounters with wild places. Read the rest here (pages 14-15). And if you happen to be in Saskatoon on January 25th, you should also check out her talk "24… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Meaghan Hackinen’s “El Cien”

antilang. Preview: Frances Boyle’s “Beam”

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!