Check out our listing at the Poets & Writers website:
We proudly congratulate Gargoyle contributors found in these anthologies:
“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.”
Get ready to submit for new issue!
We open our Submittable Submission Engine for the next issue of Gargoyle on Labor Day (Monday, September 7). We are very down on snail mail these days and things get lost on my gmail, so, really, use Submittable. It will go live midnight on September 6. We accept/reject until the issue is full. Last time, it took 17 days, so don't tarry.
News about Gargoyle authors
Art Taylor's story "Precision" from Gargoyle #61 received
Congratulations to Kelly Cherry, whose "A Dream with the Wind in It" from Gargoyle #61 will be published in The Best Small Fictions 2015, due this fall from Queen’s Ferry Press.
You can enjoy this story by Karen Chase from Gargoyle #62 as a downloadable PDF:
Gargoyle publisher celebrated at AWP 2015
There was 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. To quote the announcement: "... a career-spanning collection of this great writer's poetry and prose. ... 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."
For more details, go to: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/event_detail/4714
Submissions for Gargoyle #64
Gargoyle gear! Surprise your friends with Gargoyle T-shirts, mugs, clocks, lunchboxes, etc.
Richard Grayson blogs on 35 years of Gargoyle.
NOW AVAILABLE Drawings and Ceramics by Jody Mussoff, 37 color illustrations $29.95 hdbk.; $18.95 pbk. www.blurb.com
• News from Paycock Press •
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!
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,
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