Filed under: events | Tags: Adam Wilson, Ed Park, Gigantic, Gigantic magazine, Justin Taylor, Kristen O'Toole, sam lipsyte, tao lin, Todd Zuniga
Just a quick little news post here.
We have also been taking pre-orders, which have been rolling in from as far away as Norway. Seriously.
In Gigantic friends news:
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.
Filed under: issue #1 | Tags: Andrew Bulger, Erin West, Gigantic, Jerome Jakubiec, Kevin Kwan, Mark Hewko, Nathaniel Russell, Thomas Pierce, Todd Zuniga
GIGANTIC #1 PREVIEW POST (2 of 3)
Design and Layout by Erin West
Untitled Polaroids by Jerome Jakubiec
Infinite Lip by Nathaniel Russell
Untitleds by Kevin Kwan
Untitled Illustrated Story & Gigantic Sketches by Andrew Bulger
Untitleds by Mark Hewko
Sodomy and Corn Dog by Todd Zuniga
Dogwood and Bicycle by Thomas Pierce
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 email@example.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”.
Filed under: issue #1 | Tags: Adam Wilson, Anya Yurchyshyn, Ben Blum, Dan Bevacqua, Derek Johnson, Doug Elsass, Ed Park, Gigantic, Gigantic magazine, Justin Taylor, Kenny Aquiles, Kristen O'Toole, Lauren Spohrer, Matt Di Paoli, Pedro Ponce, shane jones, tao lin, Yuka Igarashi
GIGANTIC #1 PREVIEW POST (1 of 3)
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.
Mostly I drive in search of half-wits at public libraries, all day bars, halfway houses, and Sears Roebucks.
…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…
It wasn’t like there wasn’t discussion.
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.
Our neighbors had been hosting a slumber party.
“Are we going to have to participate?” my husband asked.
He reminds me that it isn’t an ocean, it’s a river, and then he asks me what my problem is.
If asked, I would even say she is sweet all over, and would mean what I said, though of course this is figurative language.
Also, we lived in a village of giants.
Then he looked at porn on his grandfather’s computer and accidentally spilled jizz on his grandfather’s tackle box.
The nightly detonations continue.
“I’m not a bad girl,” she said, as if morality had something to do with it.
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.
Filed under: issue #1 | Tags: Ann DeWitt, Gigantic, James Yeh, Lincoln Michel, Rozalia Jovanovic
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.