GS 7th Annual Summer Contest Results!

Thanks to our judges & all who entered. Here are the results!

POETRY

“Maadulampazham (In Which Her Daughter Hears the Diagnosis).” by Kari Ann Ebert, winner selected by celeste doaks
Annotations for [Redacted] Elegy” by Derek Berry, finalist
“An Oral History of a City Destroyed by Fire” by Kitt Keller, finalist
“IF I WERE ANY MORE AMBIDEXTROUS I’D SLAP MY OWN ASS LEFT HANDED” by Zachery Elbourne, finalist
“Passed Down on Slow Hands” by Claire Fallon, finalist
“Portrait of George Stinney, Jr, as Police Report and Trial” by Len Lawson, finalist

FLASH FICTION

“The Collectors” by Julia Coursey – winner, chosen by Rachel B. Glaser
“Evolution” Katheryn McMahon, finalist
“Father’s” by Zach VandeZande, finalist
“My Fake Brother” by Leonora Desar, finalist
“The Murderous History of Tumbleweeds” by David Drury, finalist
“Timber” by Christopher Linforth, finalist
“Walks Like a Lion” by Nancy Au, finalist

7.1 CONTRIBUTORS ANNOUNCED!

Issue 7.1!

forthcoming January 2016

We’ve begun production on issue 7.1, which will be guest designed by Melissa Middleberg. Here’s whose work the issue will feature:

FICTION by Michael AlessiGail AronsonGary Joshua Garrison,Melissa Goodrich, and Lillian Ann Slugocki

CREATIVE NONFICTION by Eileen M. K. Bobek and J. Bradley

POETRY by Heather BowlanMarty CainJosé Hernández DíazTafisha EdwardsJennifer FossenbellDenise JarrottJared JosephMatthew MahaneyErin Lyndal Martin, and Billie R. Tadros

ART by Fabio Sassi and Irina Skornyakova

COMICS by Scott Stripling

+COVER ARTIST TBA!+

+PREORDERS AVAILABLE SOON!+

4th Annual Poetry & Flash Fiction Contest Results

GIGANTIC SEQUINS 2015 SUMMER CONTEST SERIES:
4TH ANNUAL POETRY & FLASH FICTION CONTEST RESULTS

WINNERS
“Dopamax” by Heather Bowlan, poetry chosen by Roland V. Wilson
“Am I Anna Karenina” by Lillian Ann Slugocki, flash fiction chosen by Leesa Cross-Smith

POETRY RESULTS
RUNNER-UP: “When an ordained instrument sings in an endless clearing under the midnight sun and is disturbed that her voice does not echo, does she learn anything from the term conceptual limit situation?” by Candice Wuehle
HONORABLE MENTION: “Body in Expensive Heels the Studs a Bit Worn” by Travis Sharp
FINALISTS:
“Cities are for the Assholes” by Marty Cain
“To Make This Banquet More Stern & Bloody” by Marty Cain
“Husbands” by Tafisha Edwards
“The surface of the water did not want to be baptized” by Jane Huffman
“Sanity’s Song: How to Un-love” by Veronica Lupinacci
“Excerpt: Sandy’s Diary” by Jessica Morey-Collins
“Acreage: theme & variations” by Billie R. Tadros

FLASH FICTION RESULTS
FINALISTS:
​“The Horribles” by Michael Alessi“Arlene” by Libby Flores
“Grass Islands” by Craig Foltz
“Their Bodies Only Prettier” by Gary Joshua Garrison
“My Mother and the Seven Silences” by Ingrid Jendrzejewski
“Lies” by Myriam Lacroix

PRIZES
A Giftcard from Litographs, $75.00, a letterpress broadside of the winning work, publication in GS issue 7.1

Announcing… The GS 4th Annual Summer Contests!

It’s the GS 4th annual contests in poetry and flash fiction!

That’s right! FOURTH ANNUAL. Holy Wow!

This year’s 2015 contests run from 7/10-9/10! More information below…

PRIZES
A Giftcard from Litographs, $75.00, a letterpress broadside of the winning work, publication in GS issue 7.1

JUDGES
RONALDO V. WILSON (POETRY)
Poet Ronaldo Wilson earned an BA at the University of California-Berkeley, an MA at New York University, and a PhD at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. Discussing poetry’s role in the American imagination, especially as a tool to combat powerful, persistent ideas about race, the body, and trauma, Wilson told Elizabeth Hildreth in Bookslut, “I love poetry for allowing the tools with which one can capture, create and perform such an experience for the reader that tests the shifting limits of trauma by mapping out the power arrangements in such an encounter between human beings.” Wilson is the author of the collections Poems of the Black Object (2009), which won the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award, and Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (2008). He has received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Kundiman, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Vermont Studio Center, Yaddo, the Anderson Center for the Arts, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. With poets Dawn Lundy Martin and Duriel E. Harris, Wilson cofounded the performance-based Black Took Collective.

LEESA CROSS-SMITH (FLASH FICTION)
Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker. She is the author of the short story collection Every Kiss A War (Mojave River Press) which was a finalist for both the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her work has appeared in places like Gigantic SequinsSmokelong Quarterly, and Carve Magazine, among many others. Her stories have also been featured on Wigleaf’s Top 50 Short Fictions list and will be appearing in the Queen’s Ferry Press Best Small Fictions of 2015 anthology. She is the editor of a literary magazine called WhiskeyPaper and lives in Kentucky with her husband and babies. Find more at LeesaCrossSmith.com.

FOR MORE INFO & TO ENTER YOUR WORK…
See the specific guidelines via our Submittable site.