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GtA assembles! Special things take place

We just made history ladies and gentleman. For the first time since we expanded the magazine beyond the Founders of Pat, Adam, and John, Gambling the Aisle assembled all of its members in one room at the same time, for at least an hour. It was incredible. I know because I was there. It was like a solar eclipse.

While we wait for the magazine to make us millions, we (sadly) have to fill our lives with other means, which results in very rare physical encounters with each other. We work together primarily over the internet and through our cellular devices. We meet in pieces, when a few of us are available on the same night at the same time.

But on one magical evening in fall, the crisp air hanging around us, Gambling the Aisle met. Adam, Jenna (that’s me, I’m writing this), Pat, John, Megan, Andy, Becca (by order of arrival), and Peanut, the dog who loves these meetings the most, came together.  Some of the things that we discussed weren’t all that exciting, like whether we should tagline ourselves “Denver’s Second Best Lit Magazine,” or “Englewood’s Best Lit Magazine,” and how great a year 2008 was, but a lot of it was quite exciting, and that’s what we’d like to share. Here’s some things to look forward to from us over at GtA:

The results of our First Annual Chapbook Contest!
Submissions for poetry, fiction, and cover art are still open! The deadline is October 31st so if you’re reading this, it’s not too late! We look forward to going through all the work we have received, and declaring a talented winner in November. Look for the results of our contest, featuring the winning writers and artist, and honorable mentions in our upcoming winter issue. And speaking of that…

Our winter issue!
As always, we are accepting regular submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. Our newest issue will be coming out both online and in print this December.

Fiction Writer’s Workshop
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with Pat or Adam or Andy or me and argue and discuss pieces of writing, you’re in luck, and you’re not alone. But in all seriousness, the Workshop Podcast is a brand new venture that we’re all very excited about. With one workshop successfully under our belt, we are looking forward to reading and commenting on more of our readers’ work!

That was all for that meeting, and really we exceeded our own wildest hopes for productivity. After all, with such great people in a room together, who could hope to get any work done?

-JP

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