Gargoyle Magazine

Submissions for Gargoyle #65 are closed

Well, that was fast: Submissions and reading for Gargoyle #65 are closed. Please do not send us anything for now.

Our next issue, Gargoyle #64, should be out in late December.

News about Gargoyle authors

Art Taylor's story "Precision" from Gargoyle #61 received
an honorable mention in this year's
Best American Mystery Stories anthology

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:

Gargoyle #64 coming out at end of year ...

Chris Cardinale's cover photo of Meghann Plunkett as her alter ego Echo Rose for Gargoyle #64.

... #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.

See the Table of Contents.

From now on, we will publish two smaller issues of Gargoyle a year instead of one gigantic annual.

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 in review

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 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:

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

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

Gargoyle stuff!

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

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


• News from Paycock Press •

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!




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

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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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