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Just a quick little news post here.

Gigantic #1 preview posts are up if you missed them: Gigantic art preview and fiction preview. Interview preview to come.

We have also been taking pre-orders, which have been rolling in from as far away as Norway. Seriously.

In Gigantic friends news:

Todd Zuniga will be interveiwing Gigantic contributors Tao Lin and Justin Taylor for Opium Live on March 3rd. He is also seeking submissions for great writing advice you’ve been told.

Ed Park will be talking about literary magazines on March 10th. He also read with Deb Olin Unferth last night.

Sam Lipsyte has been reading from his new novel, The Ask, at Russian Samovar. Scope a YouTube here.

Adam Wilson has started a regular column on Friday Night Lights for Flavor Wire.

Kristen O’Toole blogs there as well.



Art Preview: Issue I

GIGANTIC #1 PREVIEW POST (2 of 3)

Preview of Interviews (with Malcolm Gladwell, Deb Olin Unferth, Tao Lin, Gary Shteyngart and more) to come!

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Design and Layout by Erin West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Untitled Polaroids by Jerome Jakubiec

 

 

 

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Infinite Lip by Nathaniel Russell

 

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Untitleds by Kevin Kwan

 

 

 

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Untitled Illustrated Story & Gigantic Sketches by Andrew Bulger

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Untitleds by Mark Hewko

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Sodomy and Corn Dog by Todd Zuniga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dogwood and Bicycle by Thomas Pierce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Pre-order announcement
25/02/2009, 12:44 pm
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We said it was going to be cheap! How cheap? $3 cheap.

Place your bets early and stake your claim on a copy!  Gigantic is now accepting preorders via PayPal. If you are interested please PayPal $4.50 ($3 + $1.50 for shipping and paypal fees) to giganticmag@gmail.com. (If you don’t have a PayPal account, or for international orders, please email us to inquire about payment alternatives).

In order to celebrate the momentousness of the occasion, the first 10 pre-orders will receive, in addition to our colossal debut issue, “some nice, flat, unheavy stuff we have lying around that will not cost very much to send but which we hope you will enjoy or at least find somewhat interesting and ultimately life-affirming”.



Gigantic #1: One-Sentence Prose Preview

GIGANTIC #1 PREVIEW POST (1 of 3)

Art (with Nate Russell, Todd Zuniga, Jerome Jakubiec and more) and interviews (with Malcolm Gladwell, Deb Olin Unferth, Gary Shteyngart, Sam Lipsyte and more) to come!

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Andrew Bulger

One-Sentence Prose Preview


The look of: I want to tear your bloody head off.
Derek Johnson as distorted by Rozalia Jovanovic

It was just large enough for me to fit my arm through.
Ben Blum

Mostly I drive in search of half-wits at public libraries, all day bars, halfway houses, and Sears Roebucks.
Doug Elsass

…taking a wheel off a skateboard and taping the hamster to where the wheel was and trying to skateboard with one wheel as a hamster…
Tao Lin

It wasn’t like there wasn’t discussion.
Yuka Igarashi

She asks me if I watched the news and I say I don’t watch the news and she should know that.
Matt Di Paoli

GO LOOK AT THE CALENDAR AND WRITE DOWN WHAT IT SAYS THEY DO ON WEDNESDAY YOU’LL KNOW WHAT I MEAN WHEN YOU SEE IT.
Ed Park

Our neighbors had been hosting a slumber party.
Kristen O’Toole

“Are we going to have to participate?” my husband asked.
Anya Yurchyshyn

He reminds me that it isn’t an ocean, it’s a river, and then he asks me what my problem is.
Dan Bevacqua

If asked, I would even say she is sweet all over, and would mean what I said, though of course this is figurative language.
Justin Taylor

Also, we lived in a village of giants.
Shane Jones

347.242.0434
Kenny Aquiles

Then he looked at porn on his grandfather’s computer and accidentally spilled jizz on his grandfather’s tackle box.
Lauren Spohrer

The nightly detonations continue.
Pedro Ponce

“I’m not a bad girl,” she said, as if morality had something to do with it.
Adam Wilson



Gigantic at LitCrawl NYC 2009
22/02/2009, 2:21 am
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We are excited to announce that Gigantic will be curating a reading by some of our favorite and most exciting writers, as part of the 2009 LitCrawl NYC Festival.

Reading 5.16.09, venue TBA.

Gigantic #1 arriving April 2009, launch party date and venue TBA.



We have been linked, talked about a little
19/02/2009, 2:34 pm
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Gigantic was linked and talked about a little by Ryan Call on HTMLGIANT.

Gigantic was linked and talked about a little by Tao Lin on heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com (“Reader of Depressing Books”).

Gigantic was linked and talked about a little by Shane Jones on I Think You are a Good Person.



Debut issue update
06/02/2009, 12:03 am
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Gigantic #1 arriving April 2009

Debut issue featuring:

-Deb Olin Unferth and Joe Wenderoth In conversation on the influences of “bad art.”

-New work from Ed Park, Shane Jones, Pedro Ponce, Justin Taylor, along with other new and exciting voices.

-Gary Shteyngart on meat.

-Line Drawings, collages and photography both odd and beautiful.

-Tao Lin asks Malcolm Gladwell some questions and also talks about genius, hamsters and, well, Malcolm Gladwell.




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