Gigantic Sequins has been featured in the following:
NOVEMBER 2017: We're named one of Entropy's Best of 2017 in the "Presses, Magazines, Publishers, & Journals" category! Hooray!
APRIL 2017: Over at New Pages, GS gets some love from reviewer Anne Graue, who calls our 8.1 issue "otherworldly" and "linguistically linked." Thanks, Anne!
MARCH 2015: GS gets some love in an article from The Temple News, "Literary journal a 'labor of love'"
FEBRURARY 2014: GS 5.2 was reviewed by NewPages and The Review Review!
SEPTEMBER 2014: The Temple News, in an article about PHILALALIA, spoke with GS EIC Kimberly Ann Southwick in regards to her and GS's involvement with the event.
AUGUST 2014: GS EIC Kimberly Ann Southwick answers questions about our journal for the "6 Questions For..." blog!
JULY 2014: Dazed Magazine includes GS on a list of "The Next Generation of American Lit Mags", calling our issues "each...a natural progression into the future of publishing." Rad.
MAY 2014 Jill Parrella learns to love literary journals and blogs about us here. We also were included on this great list over at Leslie Learns Lines featuring journals that print comics!
MARCH 2014: The Masters Review names GS one of Nine Literary Magazines You Should Be Reading & calls us "proof that print is not dead". We love it.
FEBRUARY 2014 Over at Apiary, Steve Burns writes an Event Review about the Opening Reception to the gallery show we co-sponsored at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. He writes, "...that is what Impossible Books is: something to be experienced. Whether you’re a writer, sculptor, or something else entirely, Philadelphia needs to see Impossible Books because it emphasizes the massive creative potential of community collaboration." Thanks, Steve!
JANUARY 2014 Poets & Writers Magazine discusses our 5.1 issue in their "Literary MagNet".
DECEMBER 2013 We made this Top Ten Literary Journals list over at the Tavern Lantern.
AUGUST 2013 Flavorwire collected a “List of Things To Ask Yourself When You’re Making a List of Poets“– Gigantic Sequins is included as a part of #3 on the list! Thanks, Kima Jones, for thinking of us and honoring us with a mention.
DECEMBER 2012 Brittany Shutts, winner of our Storyslam, writes about the event in her blog. If you missed it or are considering attending one of our events in the future, check out her personal recap of this successful event! Thanks, Brittany!
NOVEMBER 2012 Captain Steve gives us a shout out in his article about Philly bookstores on South Street via the Apiary website. Dig it.
OCTOBER 2012 Gigantic Sequins is mentioned on the Philadelphia Weekly calendar for the Literary Death Match event at World Cafe Live, in which our EIC will compete. See the mention here.
MAY 2012 Kirsten McIlvenna gave us a shining review issue 3.1 on NewPages.com. Here is a brief excerpt: “With a title like Gigantic Sequins, you may suspect to open a journal full of brilliant and flashy work, but, inside, what you’ll actually find is a whole collection of poetry, fiction, and art that is brilliantwithout being flashy. ” …Thanks, Kirsten! Read the whole review here.
APRIL 2012 Sophie Klahr, our poetry editor, provided answers for some questions the wonderful people at the Houston Indie Book Festival had about our journal. Read the results of that, our Exhibitor Spotlight. The event is on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
FEBRUARY 2012 The great folks who’ve organized the 2012 Brooklyn Zine Fest interviewed our editor in chief, Kimberly Ann Southwick, for their blog promoting the event, April 15th, a Saturday. They asked some good questions, and our EIC had appropriate answers, including the revealing of Philly’s biggest secret–
NOVEMBER 2011 Nathan Brown, an intern at Luna Park Review, mentions us in an article titled “An Intern Digs into Some New Mags” as being hip on the “print end”. He has our cover image in his sidebar, which is a stack of “Good Mags” we are honored to be featured with. He says, regarding us as well as Barrelhouse, Camera Obscura, and a few others, “These selections can perhaps only be generalized in that they are all collections of stimulating poetry, nonfiction, or fiction (or all three) with provocative cover designs and interior artwork, not to mention overall clarity of typesetting and graphic design.”
JULY 2011 J.E. Reich of Artfaccia wrote an article about a Gigantic Sequins reading at Word Up, a pop-up bookstore in NYC. The reading celebrated issue 2.2. and featured Leigh Phillips, Michelle Cheever, Helen Vitoria and Ian Carlos Crawford. The article is detailed and well-written.
JUNE 2011 Mike Young comments on our review of his short story collection Look! Look! Feathers and cites his favorite lines from issue 2.2. Dig his blog post that features us.
MARCH 2011 in the Kickstarter Blog: Cassie M. blogged about our Kickstarter fundraiser, running from March THIS to April THIS, which met its minimum shortly after her post, on our editor in chief’s birthday. She had this to say about us: “This project just goes to show that Mom had it right: “Just be yourself.” The ambitious and, frankly, adorable crew behind literary arts journal Gigantic Sequins are not “hi-fi,” but they’re articulate, thoughtful, and clever.” and more!
FALL 2010 In the Fictionaut Blog: Nicolle Elizaebeth interviewed GS editor in chief Kimberly Ann Southwick. You can find a link to the blog here: http://blog.fictionaut.com/ In the future, a direct link to the interview can be found by clicking here.
SPRING 2010 issue of Expression: The Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Emerson College : check out an online version of the issue HERE! GS is mentioned on page 38. Of note, another Emerson Alum, Sophie Klahr (’06) now works on the mag presently, in addition to those listed who formerly worked with us.
MARCH 2010 Review @ Big Lucks in their ‘Pubs We Love’ category : SEE IT HERE! Here is an excerpt: “There is an overall sense of accomplishment in Gigantic Sequins that’s looking to the future of the little guy and the art of the written word. There’s also the feeling on every page that they’re just getting started, and already kicking ass.”
DECEMBER 15, 2009 GS is featured over at New Pages : SEE IT HERE!