Gargoyle Magazine:: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Gargoyle Magazine: Gargoyle Magazine has always been a scallywag magazine, a maverick magazine, a bit too academic for the underground and way too underground for the academics.
3819 North 13th St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 525-9296
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes Reading period: 6/1-6/30 Response time: 1-3 months Payment: see website Contests: no ISSN: 0162-1149 Issues per year: 1 Founded: 1976 Copy Price: $18.95 Subscription (Ind): $30/2yrs Subscriptions (Inst): $40/2yrs
Publisher’s Description: Gargoyle Magazine has always been a scallywag magazine, a maverick magazine, a bit too academic for the underground and way too underground for the academics. We are a writer’s magazine in that we are read by other writers and have never worried about reaching the masses. What masses? We publish fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, and graphics.
Recent contributors: Kwame Alexander, John Amen, Antler, Naomi Ayala, Linda Joy Burke, Tom Carson, Joan Colby, Kathleen de Azevedo, Gloria Dyc, Bobbi Dykema, Sean Enright, Ed Falco, Gary Fincke, Hugh Fox, James Grady, Robert Gregory, Myronn Hardy, Lucy Honig, Marilyn Kallet, Karen Kovacik, Angela Labordeta, Gerry LaFemina, Elise Levine, Norman Lock, Barbara Moraff, Susan Smith Nash, Lalita Norohna, Carol Novack, Lorraine Schein, Steven Schutzman, Judith Skillman, Marilyn Stablein, Adrienne Su, Todd Swift, ruth weiss, Allison Whittenberg, and many more.
“A recent survey of small press publishing by a Calyx intern revealed only twenty-five percent of those published are women. . . In contrast is the percentage of women on the list of contributors to Gargoyle, the annual literary magazine edited by Lucinda Ebersole and Richard Peabody in Arlington, Virginia, which is also celebrating thirty years in print. At least 45 percent of the writers who have had work published in Gargoyle since 1976 are women, including Kathy Acker, Rita Dove, Jennifer Egan, Shelley Jackson, and Naomi Shihab Nye. But Gargoyle, which has also published the likes of T.C. Boyle, Russell Edson, Allen Ginsberg, Ben Marcus, and Rick Moody, doesn’t make any declarations about gender distinctions. The cover of its anniversary issue, also released in August, features an illustration by Patricia Storms that pretty well sums up thirty years of work by a magazine that doesn’t take itself too seriously: A UFO indiscriminately beams up its cargo, including toilet paper, a telephone, a rat, a cat, a drumstick, a brassiere, a granny with a book, and Frankenstein with a typewriter. God bless literary magazines with a sense of humor.” - Kevin Larimer, Poets & Writers Magazine
Gargoyle No. 59 features nonfiction by Mary Carpenter, Deborah Gold, Mark Spitzer, and Mark Terrill; poetry by Karren Alenier, Kelli Allen, R. A. Allen, Elaine Bander, Kacee Belcher, Jocko Benoit, Jill Bergkamp, Vanessa Blakeslee, Chris Bullard, Emily Carr, Robert Cole, Nicelle Davis, Lori Ellison, Corey Ginsberg, Jasper Haze, Susan Maurer, Deanna Larson, Terese Svoboda, Kirby Wright, and more; fiction by Bonnie Arning, Rachel Brill, Chris Dungey, Gloria Dyc, Allison Hedge Coke, Robert Kloss, Len Kruger, Mark McBride, Yarrow Paisley, Jenniey Tallman, Ann Wahlman, and more; plus cartoons by Nin Andrews and cover art by random eye candy photography.
Gargoyle #58 features work by Ron Androla, Jen Knox, Nathan Leslie, Alex Cigale, Pui Ying Wong, Shawna Kenney, Jim Daniels, Kristina Marie Darling, Ana Garcia Bergua, Gary Fincke, Faye Kicknosway, Silvana Straw, Todd Swift, Naomi Thiers, Lee Upton, Dan Moreau, Pedro Ponce, Joan Colby, Dianne Benedict, Laura Fargas, Morty Sklar, Mary Kay Zuravleff, and much, much more.
Gargoyle #57 is a 600-page doorstop of an issue! Featuring nonfiction by Claire Blechman, Carolyn Cooke, Carmen Delzell, Brandel France de Bravo, and Simki Ghebremichael; poetry by Albert Abonado, Nin Andrews, Dan Brady, Molly Gaudry, Chris Haven, Steve McClain, Barry Silesky, and more; plus fiction by Forrest Aguirre, Rae Bryant, Kim Chinquee, James Grady, Julie Innis, Wena Poon, Paula Whyman, and much, much more.
last updated 01/23/2013