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“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.”
(March 12, 1956 – March 20, 2017)
I'm heartbroken that my
Gargoyle's 40th Anniversary (minus the actual twin issues, don't ask) is happening from 6:30-8:30pm at Teaism Penn Quarter - 400 8th St NW (about 6-7 block walk). We'll be in the basement with the koi pond. Any Gargoyle contributors can read a short poem or a page or less of a story. We're going for party not marathon. Amazing surreal tapestry of words and images to help keep us sane at Ground Zero given these days. Drinks and dins are on you but we've sprung for some of their awesome zerts. Think of this as a literary oasis.
Due to the election I'm taking a hiatus. Issues 65/66 and 67 will be published as intended. We will not be reading any new submissions during 2017.
Issues 65 and 66 will be released simultaneously at year’s end or just after, in celebration of Gargoyle's 40th anniversary. Copyright date will be 2016 for both issues.
Issue 67 will appear around Labor Day in 2017.
Gargoyle #64 is out!
Cover photo for Gargoyle #64 by Chris Cardinale.
... #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.
If you prefer a CD, you can buy the physical object via our shopping cart, for $10.
... #62 is available ...
Deborah Russell in front of one of her canvases –
From now on, we will publish two smaller issues of Gargoyle a year instead of one gigantic annual.
News about Gargoyle authors
• 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.
• Art Taylor's story "Precision" from Gargoyle #61 received
• Congratulations to Kelly Cherry, whose "A Dream with the Wind in It" from Gargoyle #61 was published in The Best Small Fictions 2015 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
Gargoyle in review
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 magazine celebrates
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,
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