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Gargoyle publisher to be celebrated at AWP 2015!

There will be a publication party for Gargoyle publisher Richard Peabody's new book, The Richard Peabody Reader, on Saturday, April 11, 2015, during the Associated Writers Programs (AWP) conference. Mark your calendar! To quote the announcement: "... a career-spanning collection of this great writer's poetry and prose. Join us as we honor Richard's many important contributions to writers and writing, and congratulate him on his new book, his life and the founding of Gargoyle magazine."

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Submissions for Gargoyle #64
have closed ...

The response to our submissions opening for Gargoyle #64 was huge. Since we have enough great stuff for a new issue of Gargoyle, submissions are now closed. Please do not send anything else.

(What was going to be Gargoyle #62 will now be #64. The turnaround on those submissions will be faster because we still plan to have that issue out in late summer 2015.)

... #63 is in audio format ...

Graffiti drawn by Squiddy Johnson and Nathan Bowen; photographed by Sarah Katharina Kayß in London (Holburn). Photo © 2013 Sarah Katharina Kayß. Cover design, riffing on original image (in center box), by Kenneth Lee.

Gargoyle #63 will be released as a downloadable CD on March 1.

... #62 is available ...

Deborah Russell in front of one of her canvases –
3x4 ft. mixed oil, acrylic, some ink and plaster. Photo by Gene Tanski, Tanski Studio and Gallery, Loveland, CO.

... and issues buying Gargoyle #61 via Amazon have been resolved

Gargoyle #61 is now available at Amazon as well as directly from us.

“Urban Graveyard Crows,” © Donna Snyder 2010.

See the Table of Contents


Defying Gravity launch
is standing-room only

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 photos!


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.

Now available:
#59, 58 & 57!

Cover art photography by random eye candy photography
model: Roxana Hire,
members of 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.

Cover art – "WTF?!" by Cintia Gonzalvez, © 2010. 

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 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


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:



Gargoyle 56



For a review of Gargoyle issue #56, go to:

For a review of Gargoyle issue #55, go to:

Drawings and Ceramics by Jody MusoffNOW AVAILABLE Drawings and Ceramics by Jody Mussoff, 37 color illustrations  $29.95 hdbk.; $18.95 pbk.

Gargoyle gear

Gargoyle gear! Surprise your friends with Gargoyle T-shirts, mugs, clocks, lunchboxes, etc.


Richard Grayson blogs on 35 years of Gargoyle.


Lucinda's Wood Cake Boxes

Check out Lucinda Ebersole's latest project —
and her blogs:


Member, Council of Literary
Magazines and Presses


Listed at Duotrope's Digest


The Plimpton project





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 MacArthur Fellows,
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,
6 Lambda Literary Award winners,
1 Gertrude Stein Award winner, and
3 Firecracker Alternative Book Award winners,
among others.

25 Mags We Read

32 Poems

A capella Zoo


A Public Space

arroyo literary review

Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Black Clock

Bryant Literary Review

Burnside Review

Camera Obscura Journal

Crab Orchard Review

Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review

Evergreen Review

Five Points


Jacket 2


The Literarian




The Pedestal Magazine

So to Speak

The Sun




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