Gargoyle founders Paul Pasquarella, Richard Peabody and Russell Cox at 1990 Gargoyle wake.
Even Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass reads Gargoyle.
John Cooper Clarke hawking Gargoyle at a London reading.
Richard Peabody and Peggy Pfeiffer.

Gargoyle magazine was founded in 1976 by Russell Cox, Richard Peabody, and Paul Pasquarella. By 1977, Peabody was the only member of the original triumvirate left. He ran the mag until 1990 with several co-editors through the years, most notably Gretchen Johnsen (1979-1986), Peggy Pfeiffer (1988-1990), Maja Prausnitz (1997-2000), and Lucinda Ebersole (1997-2017). Based in the Washington, D.C., metro area, Gargoyle was dedicated to printing work by unknown poets and fiction writers, as well as seeking out the overlooked or neglected. The magazine archive is housed in the Special Collections at George Washington University’s Gelman Library in DC (some back issues are still available on our site). The mag was on something of an extended hiatus from 1990-1997 and then resurfaced. After 46 years and 76 issues the magazine has ended the print run and shifted to an online presence from mid-2022 onward.