Lots of Good News for February

Whether you’re snowed in or left out, here is a comprehensive list of some good things going on with us.

1. Gigantic Sequins 4.1 has been released and mailed out into the world to our friends, contributors, subscribers, pre-orderers, staff, etc. Isn’t it beautiful? Thanks to Kayla Altman for the cover art & Sarah Wimberly for its design!

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2. We had a new insert made up for purchasers this issue. Thanks to Zoey Bryant for providing the perfect cover art!

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3. We have our first ever SPOTLIGHT up, on 4.1 flash fiction contest winner, Justin Lawrence Daugherty. Please check out this great interview with him, conducted by our Chicago-based fiction editor, Zach Yontz. We hope you’ll return for our future spotlights as well.

4. We have a number of exciting events coming up! Oh boy!

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  • February 18 :: Our 4.1 PHILLY release party/reading will be at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. We hope you can make it out to hear Amelia Bentley, Adele Regina Somma & Robin Miller. Ian Carlos Photography, based out of NYC & run by our Non-fiction Editor) will be photographing the celebration! See you there, Philly.
  • TBA :: We are in the midst of planning an NYC reading/celebration as well. Check back soon for more information.
  • March 6-9 :: Early March will find us in Boston for this year’s annual AWP conference. We will be tabling at the bookfair; find us at table B6 on Emerson Row alongside our friends from Rose Metal Press. We can’t wait to meet any of our fans/contributors/future contributors/fellow editors from magazines we dig/etc. at AWP this year! Please stop by and introduce yourself.
  • March 8 :: We will be hosting a reading along with The Offending Adam at Johnny D’s in Somerville. Rebecca Hazelton, Alex Lemon, & Jane Wong will be representing GS, reading their poetry. RSVP/More details appear on our facebook invite!
  • April 13 :: Our EIC, Kimberly Ann Southwick, will be representing us at this year’s DC Conversations & Connections conference held by the great people from Barrelhouse. Register today! Matthea Harvey was just announced as the keynote speaker, and we’re really excited about that.
  • April 20 :: Sophie Klahr, GS’s fabulous poetry editor, will be representing us at the Houston Indie Book Festival! This event is free & open to the public, and we really hope you swing by to say hell0 and check us out.
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