GS Announces– Our 9.1 Contributors!

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… here’s whose fabulous work is included within the pages of Gigantic Sequins issue 9.1, currently in production.

Hussain Ahmed
Eloisa Amezcua
Kimberly Quiogue Andrews
Tyler Barton
Celia Daniels
Chelsea Dingman
Emrys Donaldson
Alexa Doran
Liz Dosta
Jennifer Fliss
Stevie Howell
Jill Khoury
Jeremay Kraatz
Tabitha Laffernis
Kwame Opoku-Duku
Nicole Rollender
Dave Sims
Jake Syersak
Emily Vizzo
Anni Wilson
Leia Penina Wilson
& a book review on Poetry Matters (Persa Press) by Ed Meek
Interested in pre-ordering this forthcoming issue, which will debut this winter? You can do so at the GS online store.
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GS 6th Annual Contest Results!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered and also to our judges for the 6th annual Gigantic Sequins summer contests. Here are the results!

FLASH FICTION

WINNER, selected by Melissa Goodrich
Blue Honey – Celia Daniels

FINALISTS

“A Hand to the Nearest” – Vincent Carafano
“The Gargoyles Survey Their City” – Jennifer Fliss
“Ketsui, the Town the Clouds Left Forever” – Youssef Helmi
“How Then” – Anna Vangala Jones
“Wheels and Bushings” – Maureen Langloss
“Alvin” – Vincent Poturica
“The Attraction of Older Traditions” – Anne Weisgerber
“Princess Shipwreck” – Tessa Yang

POETRY, selected by Eduardo C. Corral
WINNER

“The Luster of Everything I’m Already Forgetting” – Nicole Rollender

FINALISTS

“the ghost of the dead sea rewrites the history of drowning” – George Abraham
“Womandream” – Caroline Chavatel
“all the dead boys” – Sage Curtis
“The Target” – José Hernández Díaz
“Directions to My Body for the Uninitiated” – Alexa Doran
“LOOK MUDHOLE, THEY BULLDOZED THE MTN & PUT A DOLLAR GENERAL IN” – Evan Gray
“[Live]Stream” – Ashley Gong
“Glazed Case” – Rebecca Hazelton
“Consider” – Megan LeAnne

GS 8.2 Contribs! Upcoming Events!

GS 8.2 CONTRIBS

Debuting this summer, our 8.2 issue will feature work from the following talented folks:

UPCOMING EVENTS

GS is psyched to be tabling at the NOLA Poetry Fest, whose book fair runs from 10am-5pm on Friday 4/21 & Saturday 4/22. Hope to see you soon in New Orleans!

GS is also excited to announce that they’ll be hosting at reading at this year’s NYC Poetry Fest on Governor’s Island, which operates from July 29-30th. Our featured readers will be Emily Brandt, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, & Zoë Bodzas.

 

GS 8.1: Available For Pre-Order!

…Not to mention: COVER REVEAL! Yessss! We love it. We can’t wait. The issue is due out in January 2017, which is closer than you think. Spread the good news, pre-order here! (If you live outside the USA, please pre-order here instead.)

In case you forgot, here are the contributors featured in our forthcoming issue:

ART: Yokim Snow (cover), Sarah Shields, and Miguel Angel Soto

COMICS: Jason Hart and Anna McGlynn

CNF: Benji Alvey, Jacob Little, and Bailey Pittenger

FICTION: María Isabel Alvarez, Andy Myers, Elizabeth Gibson, Kim Hagerich (5th annual Flash Fiction contest winner), and Saul Lemerond

POETRY: Zoë Bodzas, Kristi Carter, Brian Clifton, Emily Corwin, Dan Encarnacion, Dana Fang, p.e. garcia, Marlin M. Jenkins, Paige Lewis, Xandria Phillips (5th annual Poetry contest winner), Katie Prince, and Michael Martin Shea

BOOK REVIEW: Craig Chisholm reviews THE VOYAGER RECORD (Rose Metal Press, 2016) by Anthony Michael Morena

GS 8.1 Contributors

We’re psyched to announce the contributors for our 8.1 issue, debuting this winter!

ART: Yokim Snow, Sarah Shields, and Miguel Angel Soto

COMICS: Jason Hart and Anna McGlynn

FICTION: María Isabel Alvarez, Andy Myers, Elizabeth Gibson, Kim Hagerich (5th annual Flash Fiction contest winner), and Saul Lemerond

CNF: Benji Alvey, Jacob Little, and Bailey Pittenger

POETRY: Zoë Bodzas, Kristi Carter, Brian Clifton, Emily Corwin, Dan Encarnacion,  Dana Fang, p.e. garcia, Marlin M. Jenkins, Paige Lewis,  Xandria Phillips (5th annual Poetry contest winner), Katie Prince, and Michael Martin Shea

GS Spring 2016 Subscription Drive!

Every spring, we put out a call for more subscribers to our biannual print literary arts journal. Here are some reasons that you should SUBSCRIBE TO GS ASAP:

  1. Gigantic Sequins has been in print for 7 years. That’s a long time. The only way we can do this for 7 more is if people buy the printed product.
  2. You *can’t* read issues of GS cover to cover online at this moment–and there’s nothing better than holding an actual book in your hand and reading the words on the page.
  3. GS is published off-set, which means that you can feel the ink rise off the page when you run your hand over it. Try to do that right now with these words. It’s just not the same!
  4. Subscribing to GS means that you see work in print from new and emerging writers *before* they go on world tours, have full-length books published, and go on to do great things.
  5. Being a good literary citizen means supporting the presses and journals where you want to see your work published.  If you’ve submitted to us in the past 6 months (–or, if you submit to our contests, open May 15-July 15), you’re eligible for a submitter’s discount subscription. There’s no reason NOT to get one if you are sending in your work.

So there are a *FEW* different ways to subscribe/types of subscriptions:

  • ROLLING SUBSCRIPTION: Every 6 months, you are charged $10 and we send you the new issue in the mail. This works out to be the cheapest option per issue, and your subscription doesn’t expire!
  • ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION: Standard one-year deal–you get three issues total: our most recent, and then the next two to drop.
  • TWO-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION: Same as above, except you get five issues total, our most recent, and then the next four to drop.
  • SUBMITTER’S DISCOUNT:  Same idea as a one-year subscription except you get a discount for sending us your writing–which we let you do for free. GS is staunchly against submission fees, but we DO need you to buy and read GS for it to be a worthwhile publication. If everyone who submitted to us bought an issue/subscribed, that would be amazing. So, if you’ve submitted to us in the past 6 months–or, if you submit to our contests, open May 15-July 15– you’re eligible. You get our most recent issue and then the next two to drop, so three total.
  • INTERNATIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS: Get your one-year international subscription here, available for those outside the U.S. who’d like to get GS in the mail. There’s also a Submitter’s Discount International Subscription!

7.2 CONTRIBUTORS ANNOUNCED!

Holy moly! It’s that time! This news went out via the GS monthly newsletter yesterday–and now it’s live, right here, on the internet, for everyone to see! The issue is forthcoming this summer, so keep your eyes peeled for a pre-order link in June. Meanwhile, bask in the glories that are the…

GS 7.2 CONTRIBUTORS

FICTION: Christopher D. DiCicco, Kathryn Hill, & Pete Stevens

CREATIVE NON-FICTION: Amber Taliancich Allen & Justin Carter

POETRY: Liz Bowen, Paul Cunningham, Logan Fry, Tracy May Fuad, Jennifer Hanks, Kamden Hilliard, Patrick Martin Holian, Alyse Knorr, Laura Kochman, Muriel Leung, Lupe Méndez, & Jameka Williams

ART: Maeve Myfawnwy Broome, Arielle Lipset, & Jessica Elizabeth Moore

COVER ART: Andreea Stan

BOOK REVIEWS: You’re the Tower by Christopher Lowe (Yellow Flag Press, February 2016), reviewed by Dustin Hyman; Aspects of Strangers by Piotr Gwiazda (Moria Books, 2015) and I Hate the Internet by Jarett Kobek (We Heard You Like Books, February 2016), both reviewed by Craig Chisholm