We are now open to creative, original, and well-written reviews that mirror the structure on our slogan: Good. Short. Writing. That is, [Descriptor]. [Descriptor]. [Noun].
We believe all writing should be poetic, and we’re also looking for a focused reading on the core elements of each book, a close consideration of the essentials of style and structure.
Each of the 3 words (2 adjectives/adverbs and 1 noun) would serve as a heading for a section of the review. Ex: Bewitching. Feminist. Fairy Tales. Read the reviews written by our editors as samples.
Types of books we want reviewed: concise creations (novellas, short novels) or longer works that collect brevities—story cycles, suites of poems, novellas, etc.
We’re looking for reviews of new books (published in the last 12 months) from emerging voices, especially debuts!
Maximum 600 words (~200 per section/key word). Please also include a short (~30-50 word) bio with your review. and a photograph of the cover of the book you are reveiwing.
We strongly encourage (and will prioritize) reviews from students, emerging writers/editors, and from perspectives that have been historically and systemically under-represented. As with our regular submissions, please let us know how you fit our definitions of 'Canadian'
We offer published reviewers the choice of a print anthology from antilang.'s back-catalogue (shipping within Canada only) or $10.
We accept reviews all year, and will publish them as blog posts and in the digital version of the proceeding antilang. issue.
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.