Gigantic magazine

we are helping present a reading
09/02/2010, 4:54 pm
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Thursday, Feb. 11th, 7pm

Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Gigantic Present:
Greatest Three-Minute Rock ‘n’ Roll Story Ever

You know, Brooklyn is a kind of alright place for music and books. But where can you find the two together? At Greatest Three-Minute Rock ‘n’ Roll Story Ever, that’s where.

Greatest Three-Minute Rock ‘n’ Roll Story Ever is where writers, rockers and raconteurs are united at last, relating three-minute stories of youth, sex, booze, noise and a little thing called rock ‘n’ roll.

Readings from:

Jami Attenberg (Author, The Melting Season)
Justin Taylor (Author, Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever)
Franz Nicolay (Musician/Writer, Complicated Gardening Techniques)
Zachary German (Author, Eat When You Feel Sad)
Nick Gazin (Artist, Vice Magazine)
-Jens Carstensen (The Giraffes)
-James Yeh (Gigantic)
-Aaron Hartman (Old Time Relijun/Girls in Trouble)
Kendra Grant Malone (Poet, author of the chapbook Conor Oberst Sex)
-Mike Conklin (L Magazine)
-Chelsea Hodson (poet)
-Maura Johnston (The Awl/Village Voice)
-Eric Davidson – New Bomb Turks/Author of We Never Learn)
-Lincoln Michel (Gigantic/The Faster Times)
-Derek Evers (Impose Magazine)
-Beverly Hames (Fox & Fawn/Vice blog)
-Aaron Lefkove (LiveFastDie/Liquor Store)
-Michaelangelo Matos (A.V. Club/The Stranger)

Plus! A Very special set by The Wailing Wall.

Hosted by Jason Diamond and James Yeh

Susan, Franz and Maria play rock covers on accordion


No cover, totally free.

Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Avenue (at Driggs Ave)
Brooklyn, NY

New online content and a call for submissions!
27/01/2010, 11:41 pm
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Little Big Cremaster by Paul Willerton

a message from gigantic to you.

Dear readers,

We have new content on our website. Including:

-A story and poem by Saša Stanišić.

-A story by Brian Hurley.

-An exclusive preview of LITTLE BIG CREMASTER 3 and the full LITTLE BIG CREMASTER 2 by Paul Willerton.

We also have a special announcement:

Gigantic #2, the America issue, is coming out next month! We promise it will have more screams than a bald eagle, be more stunning than purple mountains majesty and taste almost as fresh as mom’s apple pie. Some of the literary legends whose names will be engraved on the steep cliff of its pages include Sam Lipsyte, Lydia Millet, Clancy Martin, Margo Jefferson, Ken Sparling, Deb Olin Unferth and Adrian Tomine.

In anticipation of issue 2, Uncle Gigantic wants YOU! to send us your biographies of famous Americans. These can be as short as you want, as true as you want and in whatever style or form you want. The only requirement it is that the subject is American and your patriotic words total no more than 300. That’s 300 words maximum, good citizen. Please send them to Giganticmag at with the words “American Bio” in the subject line. We will read them from now until March 1st and post our favorites online with accompanying art.

Thank you,

The Editors

we were interviewed
19/10/2009, 6:27 pm
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Gigantic, on who we are, what we’re planning next, and whether we prefer your hair up or down (an interview with Nicolle Elizabeth for Fictionaut).

“You Don’t Know Me!” Benefit Bash Post-Press Round Up

*All photos courtesy of Scallywag & Vagabond.


Check out their recap of the night’s revelry here.  Here’s a snippet:

“BOMB Magazine with Gigantic and Opium magazines hosted an end-of-summer bash at Bowery Electric featuring a musical performance by a drag queen, two short plays, and another musical act that consisted largely of a guy speaking (rhythmically) to the audience about a dream he had, set to music. So of course, this means we need to talk about one thing: wolves. Or, in this case, ‘werewolves.'”       ~ Scallywag and Vagabond



In case you missed our earlier post, the Observer also ran a great review of the night.


Much thanks to our performers and to all who attended!  As well as to those who ran pre-press for the event and helped promote the evening including: HTML Giant, The New Yorker, Black Book, ARTmostfierce, [THING], The Daily News, and anyone who posted who we may have missed.

To join in the next Gigantic literary bash, stay tuned for news about our upcoming Issue II launch party!

New website launch, new features

It is here:

Picture 41

New website launch, new features, Art by Thomas Doyle, Fiction by Shya Scanlon and Fiction by J.A. Tyler.

Huge thanks go out to Joanna Neborsky, for designing it, and Daniel Carvalho, for programming it.

Stay tuned for weekly-ish updates!

art by thomas doyle

Gigantic Has Caught The Serialization Bug
03/09/2009, 8:52 am
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Gigantic is excited to announce that we will be publishing the 18th installment of Shya Scanlon’s new novel, Forecast, now being serialized online at various literary portals!  Stay tuned for Shya’s September 14th Gigantic debut.  For a full schedule of Forecast 42 Project visit Scanlon’s site.  

To get started, check out Shya’s reading of the Preamble, above.

In other exciting news, along with a host of feverish bloggers and online enthusiasts, Gigantic has greatly enjoyed following the September 1st arrival of J. A. Tyler’s novel, The Zoo, A Going.  Tyler is now publishing The Zoo, A Going in online serialization here.  76 installments in 24 hour cycles.  Don’t miss Day 8’s, the mountain lion! 

For more work from both of these authors, please visit Gigantic’s soon-to-be-launced new website – protosite now available – full site due to be unveiled this month!

27/08/2009, 3:02 pm
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Thank you everyone who joined us in celebrating at the “You Don’t Know Me!” benefit party yesterday evening – guests, sponsors, and performers alike.  Your continued support makes this magazine possible.  All Gigantic funds generated will go directly toward the printing of our second issue, due out this fall!

Thank you also to BOMB and Opium, and everyone who donated their time and enthusiasm toward working at this event.  Dear friends, all.

For an overview of the evening’s events, check out Molly Fischer’s article in the Observer this morning.  Thanks Molly!

*Program design by Andrew Bulger.



You Don’t Know Me!

Gigantic/Opium/Bomb Benefit Bash
THIS Wednesday, Aug. 26th
Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery (at 2nd St.)

7:00pm – midnight

An End of Summer Extravaganza and Benefit presented by Gigantic/Opium/BOMB Magazines
Hosted by Bowery Electric


*   *   *   1. ALL PRESALES NOW GET FREE VIP ACCESS!  *  *  *

VIP Cocktail Hour 7-8pm


-a special guest performance by award winning performance artist Kalup

-free open bar!

-Purchase $10 presale tickets here.


General Admission 8pm – midnight


-Short plays directed by Ben Greenman and Bob Powers!

The Dog House Band, featuring bluegrass musician/writers David Gates and Sven Birkerts and special guest John Wesley Harding!

-performance by Joseph Keckler!

-performance by James J. Williams III!

-(NEW!) The Library Is On Fire!

Upstairs: an all-night DJ set by Catherine Pierce of the Pierces!


All donations and ticket sales from the night are considered tax-deductible contributions.

By purchasing a ticket, you will be directly supporting these independent magazines’ mission of furthering the dialogue about literature, film, music, and the visual and performing arts.