Hello! We are pleased to announce the contributors to issue 10.2 of Gigantic Sequins! Here they are…!
Thanks to our judges & all who entered. Here are the results!
“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
“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
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
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
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.
Congrats and good luck to the Gigantic Sequins 2015 Pushcart Prize nominees:
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)
Kara Vernor “Ants” (from issue 6.1, January 2015)
Devin Kelly “Sugar Bears” (from issue 6.2, July 2015)
Becky Wills “And Violets Are Blue, Roses Are Red, the Daisies Are Yellow, the Flowers Are Dead” (from issue 6.1, January 2015)
forthcoming January 2016
FICTION by Michael Alessi, Gail Aronson, Gary Joshua Garrison,Melissa Goodrich, and Lillian Ann Slugocki
CREATIVE NONFICTION by Eileen M. K. Bobek and J. Bradley
POETRY by Heather Bowlan, Marty Cain, José Hernández Díaz, Tafisha Edwards, Jennifer Fossenbell, Denise Jarrott, Jared Joseph, Matthew Mahaney, Erin Lyndal Martin, and Billie R. Tadros
ART by Fabio Sassi and Irina Skornyakova
COMICS by Scott Stripling
+COVER ARTIST TBA!+
Happy end-of-October! Piles of leaves, buckets of candy, and plenty of reasons to celebrate our Gigantic Sequins poetry contributors! Here’s how they’ve been shining this past month:
GS 5.1’s Rachel Mennies has a poem in the current issue of Poet Lore!
Morgan Parker’s (5.1) second book of poetry will be published in 2017 by Tin House Books!
You can now preorder NATURALISM, a new chapbook debuting 11/15 from GS 3.2’s Wendy Xu, through BAP!
And many GS affiliates have work in Dusie issue 18: Gina Abelkop (3.2), Denise Jarrott (7.1), Karissa Morton (4.1), Emily O’Neill (5.1), Morgan Parker (5.1), Meghan Privitello (3.2),Kimberly Ann Southwick (GS EIC), Nicole Steinberg(6.2), & Candice Wuehle (3.1) !
And here’s some Shiny Editor and Contest Judge News to boot:
GS 2nd annual poetry contest judge Jericho Brown is a headliner for the Festival of Words 11/5-7 in Louisiana! http://ow.ly/SiYuS
GS 3rd annual poetry contest judge Dawn Lundy Martin is going to edit the PEN Poetry Series!
Check out GS 6.2 Guest Poetry Editor Sommer Browning in the Denver Post reading poetry!
efs & vees, a chapbook by Kimberly Ann Southwick (GS EIC) is now available from its publisher Hyacinth Girl Press. They’re having a BOGO sale right now, too, so get two great chapbooks for the price of one! Kimberly was also recently interviewed over at Mojo.
When you’re putting together an indie print literary journal, the money our cause earns goes directly into just that: our journal. We publish two great issues per year, and use the money we earn from subscriptions, orders, and donations, to print and promote Gigantic Sequins. 2015 means we enter into our sixth season, and because our pockets aren’t ever nearly as full as we hope they’d be, we’re offering a few deals, steals, and givebacks over the few days after Thanksgiving, to give thanks to our fans and supporters.
Click on each deal the day that it’s up and it will lead you right to the steal! The most important one is the last one– we’ll be giving HALF the donations we receive on #GivingTuesday to the Philadelphia youth organization Mighty Writers, a non-profit that offers after-school programs and workshops to Philadelphia students, specializing in “teaching kids to think & write clearly”, a worthy goal!
[ All deals’ deadlines are in EST. ]
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