Announcing… the GS 9.2 Roster!

Gigantic Sequins 9.2 debuts this summer, and we can’t wait. Meanwhile, here are all the writers & artists whose fantastic work will be appearing within its print pages! WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, check out our online store for a SNEAK PREVIEW of the 9.2 front cover (art by Fumi Mini Nakamura, design by meg willing)… and your first opportunity to pre-order this phenomenal issue. A full spread of the cover should go up on our official website within the next month or so.
Meriwether Clarke
Kelsey Gray
Mitchell King
Natalie Sharp
Sarah Thompson
plus, a book review of The Barbarous Century by Leah Umansky (Eyewear Press, March 2018) by Kim Jacobs-Beck


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…


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

Masthead Changes at GS for our Upcoming Submissions Period!

After ten strong issues with us— one as a poetry reader, nine as our Poetry Editor— Sophie Klahr has decided to change gears in the Gigantic Sequins world and is stepping into a newly created Contributing Editor position. We’re grateful for the time she spent as Poetry Editor and very excited about her new position. Make sure to check out her Editor’s Note in our forthcoming 6.1 issue!

This being said, we’re happy to announce that Sommer Browning will be our Guest Poetry Editor for issue 6.2! Get to know Sommer a little better by visiting our website’s About page, purchasing at least one if not also the other of her great books, both out from the great Birds LLC (our “Row 700” buddies for 2015’s AWP), and following her ASAP on twitter.

Additionally, we’ve hired J.E. Reich as our Assistant Non-fiction Editor! She’s an Editor at Medium, and her novella The Demon Room is available as an ebook or an audiobook.

We’re so happy to have these two ladies on board with us as we move into 2015.

Our 5.2 Contributors!

ANNOUNCING: GS Issue 5.2’s Contributors!
Please help us welcome these folks to the GS Shiny Family…
Justin Brouckaert
Michelle E. Crouch
Kayla Haas

Caitlyn Luce Christensen
Caleb Curtiss
Nick Flynn
Patrick Clement James
Tanya Muzumdar

Alex McElroy
Rachel Richardson

Dmitry Borshch
Julie Drallos
Aaron Morgan

Spring Friend Drive!


Help us celebrate our FIFTH birthday and our TENTH issue by becoming a Friend of Gigantic Sequins! We’ll be announcing our contributors for the 5.2 issue in our May newsletter & then shouting about it between now and its date of publication, late June/early December. Please help support the literary arts! We will accept any amount, but the amounts below, are recommended: 

Candles : up to $49
Sparklers: $50-$199
Fireworks: $200-499
Dynamite: $500 & up
To thank you for your support of Gigantic Sequins, you’ll be credited as a “Friend” in the issue we send you. You can request to be listed anonymously. For other options outside of donating via Patreon, , email us. To see  a full list of the rewards offered to donors, including but not limited to GS tote bags  free entry to our events, and, of course, a copy of the issue you helped support,  please visit the GS Patreon site. Can’t afford to donate? Buying a copy/subscription of our journal also helps a lot! Visit the Gigantic Sequins shop. Spreading the word also helps leaps and bounds.


The Proof is in the Pudding!

Actually, the proof is not in the pudding today. But the proof for GS 5.1 has arrived safely to our EIC in Philadelphia, and we can’t wait to send the final version of the issue to the printers. GS takes a lot of hard work, time, and effort from all members of our team to come together, and these anticipatory days leading to the publication of an issue are always the ones that keep us on the edge of our seats. Have you pre-ordered your copy of the issue yet? It’s going to be GREAT.

We are also excited to soon be transitioning to a big girl website. STAY TUNED.