You can now pre-order our amazing 5.1 issue! We are offering FREE SHIPPING to those of you who get your orders in before the end of the year. Pre-order now through Jan. 1st to enjoy this limited time offer.
We’re also very happy to announce that Drew Falchetta is our 5.1 cover artist. Drew’s water colors are out of this world, and it’s especially a great time of year for his work… his holiday greeting cards are as unique as they come. Though we don’t have a finale version of the cover yet, here’s a sneak preview of the art we’re using… covered in question marks…
You might notice something different about our 5.1 issue– that we’ve raised the base price from $5.00 to $7.50. Our EIC addresses our reasons for doing so within the issue, but we hope that you note we still have kept the journal at an affordable price.
We are pleased to announce our 2013 Pushcart Prize nominations.
from GS 4.1
Toby Altman ‘untitled’ (poem)
Kirk Pinho ‘IX’ (poem)
William VanDenBerg ‘Five Cities’ (fiction)
from GS 4.2
Kylan Rice ‘Phenobarbital (poem)
Allison Titus ‘O Little Fox’ (poem)
Katie McGinnis ‘Gospel of the Unnamed’ (fiction)
Coming to a GS near you in January 2014…
POETRY from Hannah Aizenman, Matthew Fee, Keetje Kuipers, Rachel Mennies, Emily O’Neill, Morgan Parker, Carolyn Williams-Noren, and Corey Zeller
FICTION from Chase Burke, Kate Folk, Rachael Katz, Will Kaufman, Nichole LeFebvre, and Andrew Payton
NON-FICTION from J.M. Cook, Cameron Hammon, and Pablo Piñero Stillmann
ART & COMICS from Holiday Campanella, Jon-Michael Frank, Nicholas Siegrist, and a secret TBA cover artist!
It’s that time of year… fall friend drive time of year!
Won’t you be a friend? Gigantic Sequins does so much to enrich the literary and broader arts communities it is a part of. Help us do what we do best, though– put out our biannual black and white literary arts journal. We are accepting donations through our new Patreon site, and hope that you’ll check it out and donate or pre-order today.
SPECIAL NOTE: Our first five pledges before Sunday will receive a complimentary back issue! BE ONE OF THOSE SPECIAL PEOPLE!
Click the image to find the guidelines for submitting your idea/proposal for our IMPOSSIBLE BOOKS show with Philadelphia Sculpture Gym.
Gigantic Sequins is growing, and we’re looking for a Web Content Coordinator interested in helping maintain and possibly expand our web presence, a Guest Designer for our 5.1 issue who wants experience or to flaunt their experience designing an issue of our journal, and Readers to help us sort through our submissions.
IF ANY POSITION INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO GIGANTICSEQUINS[AT]GMAIL[DOT]COM FOR MORE INFO.
GUEST DESIGNER — Every other issue, GS welcomes a GUEST DESIGNER on board. This year, we’re looking for someone specifically in the Bay Area. Check out this Craigslist posting for more details. We hope to score someone by 9/15.
WEB CONTENT COORDINATOR — We’re looking to have someone gather the data for our SHINY FAMILY as well as work with our editors on how to expand our SPOTLIGHTS page into something that generates more interest from GS fans and web pedestrians. Deadline to apply is 9/30.
READERS — We’re always on the lookout for lovers of GS who want to help us read the submissions that come in to us. Votes from readers often influence our editors’ decisions on what to print in the journal, and therefore play a key role in what we do. Senior readers are considered first for open staff and editor positions. We accept applications from potential readers year round, but right now is a great time to tell us you’re interested since we’re between open submissions periods. Email us five reasons why we should consider you for this position.
As we wind down our open period for the summer with submissions closing on SEPTEMBER 1ST, we’re thrilled to announce a Philly-based collaboration with Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, a hip gallery/studio/workshop space in the Fishtown area.
The project, IMPOSSIBLE BOOKS, is a gallery show scheduled to run February 1-March 1. It aims to connect area writers & artists and is open for submissions from local visual artists, writers, teams of visuals artist/writer between SEPTEMBER 1ST & NOVEMBER 1ST. There is no entry fee to submit your idea/desire to exhibit. Here’s more about it from the Sculpture Gym’s page:
This exhibition will explore the relationship between sculpture and physical printed matter by inviting writers and sculptors to collaborate on building—and writing elements of—an impossible book.
Read the full project description here. Enter (starting on 9/1) here!