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!


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


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!


  • 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.