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We proudly congratulate Gargoyle contributors found in these anthologies:
David Nicholson's story is in here.
See Rick Moody's piece here.
Angel Threatt's story is in here.
Wow, a great one from Nik Houser.
||And he's here too, as well...
|| Nik Houser's in here as well.
“A recent survey of small press publishing by a Calyx intern revealed only twenty-five percent of those published are women. . . In contrast is the percentage of women on the list of contributors to Gargoyle, the annual literary magazine edited by Lucinda Ebersole and Richard Peabody in Arlington, Virginia, which is also celebrating thirty years in print. At least 45 percent of the writers who have had work published in Gargoyle since 1976 are women, including Kathy Acker, Rita Dove, Jennifer Egan, Shelley Jackson, and Naomi Shihab Nye. But Gargoyle, which has also published the likes of T.C. Boyle, Russell Edson, Allen Ginsberg, Ben Marcus, and Rick Moody, doesn’t make any declarations about gender distinctions. The cover of its anniversary issue, also released in August, features an illustration by Patricia Storms that pretty well sums up thirty years of work by a magazine that doesn’t take itself too seriously: A UFO indiscriminantly beams up its cargo, including toilet paper, a telephone, a rat, a cat, a drumstick, a brassiere, a granny with a book, and Frankenstein with a typewriter. God bless literary magazines with a sense of humor.”
– Kevin Larimer, Poets & Writers Magazine
New opening date for
Gargoyle #62 submissions
Reading for Gargoyle #62 will open on February 1, 2015 (please note new date; we're taking a break). We plan for #62 to be out in the summer of 2015.
Reading period for
Gargoyle #61 is closed
The reading period for Gargoyle #61 is now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted work for our next issue. We'll try to make all final decisions before Labor Day.
The January 11, 2014, launch party at Washington, DC's renowned Politics & Prose bookstore for Defying Gravity, the sixth anthology in the Grace & Gravity series of fiction by Washington, DC-area women, published by Paycock Press and edited by Richard Peabody, was a blast! The bookstore was full to capacity with a
standing-room crowd eager to meet contributing authors and enjoy the
opportunity to network with lovers of literature. Watch this space for
Gargoyle #60 is here!
Gargoyle #60 is now in print and available for purchase.
Gargoyle #60 cover photo by Cassia Beck.
Gargoyle author wins FOC award
Congrats to Monica McFawn, who has won the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction. Her work appeared in Gargoyle 58. For details, click here.
Gargoyle #59, 58 & 57!
Cover art photography by random eye candy photography
Model: Roxana Hire,
Members of the Maryland Artists in Motion
We had so much good stuff in hand that Gargoyle #58 turned into #58 and #59. See our "Cover Me" page for the table of contents for each issue.
Gargoyle #58 cover art – "WTF?!" by Cintia Gonzalvez, © 2010.
Gargoyle #57 cover art – "Button Typewriter,"
by Marilyn Stablein.
The Gargoyle Brain Trust, in its semi-infinite wisdom, decided to divide everything accepted for #58 and the extra materials we had on hand for #59 and print two issues in 2012 – #58 in May and #59 in September. We rearranged some of #58 into #59 to wind up with two 350-page issues instead of another 600-page monster.
Click here for a new review of Gargoyle #57, at newpages.com. It says in part: "Don’t let the length throw you. Take it as an invitation to skip around and find the pieces that really satisfy your reading hungers."
Enjoy this review: "At Last--a Literary Journal for the 99%"
Gargoyle #57 is a 600-page doorstop of an issue!
The launch party for Gargoyle #57 was a blast! Our thanks to hostess Zena Polin, owner of the Daily Dish, who has a story in #57 as well.
Gargoyle publisher Richard Peabody with issue 57 launch party hostess Zena Pollin.
Gargoyle magazine celebrates
35 years of literary activity!
Photos are at http://gargoylemagazine.com/gargoyle/history3.htm
In the wake of this and related events, the Washington Post Magazine published what a colleague has called "a lovely and long-overdue profile of (Gargoyle publisher) Richard Peabody, who does so much and then some to tirelessly promote, publicize and shape Washington writers and writing":
A banner day – first time the New York Time has linked to Gargoyle:
For a review of Gargoyle issue #56, go to:
For a review of Gargoyle issue #55, go to:
NOW AVAILABLE Drawings and Ceramics by Jody Mussoff,
37 color illustrations $29.95 hdbk.; $18.95 pbk. www.blurb.com
gear! Surprise your friends with Gargoyle T-shirts, mugs, clocks,
Richard Grayson blogs on 35 years of Gargoyle.
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Magazines and Presses
Work published in Gargoyle has been awarded, nominated for, or received honorable mention in the following:
In our first 37 years, Gargoyle has published work by:
10 Acker Award winners,
6 National Book Award-winning authors,
3 PEN/Faulkner winners,
4 Pulitzer Prize winners,
2 Nebula Award winners,
2 Yale Younger Poets,
1 Hugo Award winner,
1 Poet Laureate,
6 Iowa Short Fiction Award winners,
6 Flannery O'Connor Award winners,
3 James Laughlin Award winners,
2 Lamont Poetry Selection winners,
2 William Carlos Williams Award winners,
8 National Poetry Series winners,
5 Orange Prize Long List writers,
2 Orange Prize Short List writers,
2 National Book Critics Circle Award winners,
Lambda Literary Award winners, and
3 Firecracker Alternative Book Award winners,
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