2015 Shiny Family Round Up!

We’re proud of our shiny family – it’s been an amazing year for so many of our contributors. We love celebrating their success! Here are some of the great books and chapbooks by our contributors, published in 2015:

Toby Altman: Tender Industrial Fabric ( Greying Ghost); Same Difference (Shirt Pocket Press)

J. Bradley : Neil ( Five Quarterly)

Caleb Curtiss : A Taxonomy Of Space Between Us (Black Lawrence Press)

Jim Daniels: Apology to the Moon (BatCat Press)

Dalton Day: Actual Cloud (Salo Press)

Nik De Dominic: Your Daily Horoscope ( New Michigan Press)

Nick Flynn: My Feelings (Graywolf Press)

Carrie Lorig:THE PULP VS. THE THRONE (Artifice Press)

Matthew Mahaney: The Storm That Bears Your Name (The Cupboard)

Carrie Murphy: Fat Daisies (Big Lucks Press)

Morgan Parker: Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books)

Matthew Siegel: Blood Work (University of Wisconsin Press)

Lillian Ann Slugoki: How To Travel With Your Demons (Spuyten Duyvil)

Brian Warfield: Beach Story (The Heavy Contortionists)

Carolyn Willams-Noren: Small Like A Tooth (Dancing Girl Press)

Jane Wong:  Impossible Map (Fact-Simile)

Wendy Xu: Naturalism (Brooklyn Arts Press)

Corey Zeller: You and Other Pieces (Creative Coping Mechanisms)

AND here’s a bit of 2015 news from some of our Gigantic Sequins staff:

Non-Fiction Editor Ian Carlos Crawford released a book trailer for his unpublished novel, Vaguely Based On A True Story. Other than that, he had a pretty shitty year. He did, however, also read some great books.

Poetry Editor Chrissy Friedlander’s work was featured in Tarpaulin Sky Magazine and First Class Lit. Her first book AVANT GAUZE is forthcoming from Magic Helicopter Press in the spring of 2016

Contributing Editor Sophie Klahr’s work was featured in Harvard Review Online, Tupelo Quarterly, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus and Washington Square Review. Her first book Meet Me Here At Dawn is forthcoming from YesYes Books in the fall of 2016.

EIC Kimberly Ann Southwick moved to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana this year, where she now attends the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is working towards her PhD in English/Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry. Her chapbook EFS & VEES came out this past October from Hyacinth Girl Press.

Assistant Production Editor/Designer meg willing became the Associate Director of CSArt Maine—Maine’s first community-supported art share program—as well as an Associate Chapbook Editor and PDF Chapbook Designer at BOAAT Press. She also contributes mircroreviews to an exciting new chapbooks column in Rain Taxi.

Fiction Editor Zach Yontz became a master of disguise. Look, he’s sitting right next to you!

Here we come, 2016!


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