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 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

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

SHINY FAMILY NF :: NEWS FROM OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but we still adore a recent contributor with one of the biggest hearts: Colette Arrand.

Colette wrote a non-fiction piece, “.081 Magenemite” for last summer’s 6.2 issue, and she’s just published a new piece at AutoStraddle titled “My Trans Body as a State of Desire.” It’s an exploration of her “emotional cave” as she discovers new modes of experiencing sexuality during her transition. It’s exciting, unique, and (of course) honest.

We’d expect no less from Colette.

Find her on Twitter and, especially, her blog.

GS 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Congrats and good luck to the Gigantic Sequins 2015 Pushcart Prize nominees:

POETRY

Dalton Day “Career Day” (from issue 6.1, January 2015)

Carrie Lorig “Fear is the Beginning of Devotion / of a Dedication” (from issue 6.1, January 2015)

Joe Lennon “IAmA” (from issue 6.2, July 2015)

FICTION

Kara Vernor “Ants” (from issue 6.1, January 2015)

Devin Kelly “Sugar Bears” (from issue 6.2, July 2015)

ESSAY

Becky Wills “And Violets Are Blue, Roses Are Red, the Daisies Are Yellow, the Flowers Are Dead” (from issue 6.1, January 2015)