Gigantic magazine

the blood of the writers and the beer of the bars


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Last weekend’s LitCrawl–which included Gigantic amongst many other fine NYC magazines and was a featured Goings on About Town in The New Yorker–was a great success. If you missed it, you can vicariously live the excitement in Suzanne Pettypiece’s article for Poets & Writers, Lit Crawl: Postcard From New York City. Gigantic‘s tale starts at the bottom of page one and continues for most of page two.

At 8 PM, right on schedule, the thumping dance music softened and the lights dimmed. A disco ball hanging just overhead splattered the audience and walls with red dots. Author Tao Lin—whose new press, Muumuu House, hosted its own event, Cash-Money-Obama Millionaires—stood up from where he was sitting on the floor, just beside the towering DJ booth, and gave us our first sign that we were about to be served from a nontraditional literary menu.

Also check out this video, the second half of which shows Tao Lin‘s Gigantic microreading as well as a short interview with Gigantic co-editor James Yeh.

tao at lit crawl

Gigantic Microreaders for the night included Ben Blum, Andrew Bulger, Matt Di Paoli, Yuka Igarashi, Tao Lin and James J. Williams III.

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Gigantic received a very nice shout out over at the New Pages blog:

The first issue of Gigantic is out, and it indeed holds up to its name (or rather, needs to be held up). This puppy is big, but in a fun-to-read-on-the-bus sort of way, and I imagine the superlarge, four-color image by Nat Russel of dancing cowboys is going to end up decorating a lot of walls.

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Lastly, McNally Jackson has some financial advice for you:

For $3.00, you could maybe buy a small fancy coffee drink, or a half of a pint of beer, or three normal-sized Snickers. You could also buy Gigantic. Gigantic is a brand new literary magazine, very big with many very small, very great things inside–like Ed Park’s story about visiting a nursing home, Jason Morphew’s poem about balls (yes), and lots of drawings that I only want to call “hand-drawn.” You should buy Gigantic with your $3.00.

But with the Vehicle it Requires Changing the Notion of the Wheel
15/05/2009, 4:19 pm
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- Mitchell Joachim






Novels in Three Lines in Art
04/05/2009, 9:46 pm
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Gigantic #1 contributor (and Gigantic magazine website designer) Joanna Neborsky will be showing her beautiful thesis work, based on Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines, over the next two weeks at the Visual Arts Gallery. More info here.

Joanna’s exhibit was written about on the New York Review of Books blog, which includes a little shoutout to Gigantic at the bottom.

You should drop by if you can, it is sure to be stunning.

It’s A Picture. Images from Issue 1 Launch Party.

Gigantic Issue 1 Launch Party and Benefit, Starr Space, Brooklyn, NY, April 25th, 2009


For a Full Slideshow of the Evenings Delights, Please See: 1 Launch Party/?albumview=slideshow

what people are saying
29/04/2009, 9:29 am
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unattributed statements of affirmation and pleasure, concerning our magazine:

“beautiful” // “Wow. Wow.” // “folds out” // “sounds important” // “looks sweet, in my view” // “Artful, ingenious…great…a most auspicious debut” // “best looking, best designed literary publication I have seen come out of NY” // “worth the purchase” // “I’d seen about this” // “it turned out to be so clever, it makes you want to open it up” // “looks very fine” // “You have fiction from the other intern” // “Many, many bravos!!!!!!” // “approve of it greatly, to the point where i thought, i want to be on this” // “…I mean…”

We have been linked, talked about a little more
09/03/2009, 9:46 am
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Gigantic was linked and talked about a little at the NewPages Blog. Very nice write-up of us. Says Denise: “More than enough to pique a reader’s curiosity!”

Gigantic would like to thank HTMLGiant and for linking us.

Gigantic has also been listed in Duotrope. Click on the following link to track your submissions and responses:

Report your response times at Duotrope's Digest

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 (“Reader of Depressing Books”).

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


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