Here are the general guidelines for our open reading periods:

Gigantic Sequins accepts all genres of writing. Gigantic Sequins also accepts black & white art in any medium except photography. See specific guidelines for each category below. We accept simultaneous submissions under the condition that the contributor lets us know immediately if the work has been accepted elsewhere. If you need only to withdraw a part of your submission but not the whole, detailed instructions for a partial withdraw can be found here. Proofread your work prior to submission. Please only submit once per submission period--in one genre. 

Gigantic Sequins retains First Serial rights to publish the accepted material. After publication, all rights revert back to the author. We pay in one copy of the journal your work appears in.

Please visit our website for FAQ, advice on submitting to us, & more.

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Gigantic Sequins is a print literary arts journal whose issues come out twice a year. Twice a year, we read submissions for these issues. When our current issue debuts, we select a few pieces from the most recent past issue to publish online.

GUIDELINES
  • Please upload 3-5 previously unpublished poems in ONE FILE for our review. 
  • We highly recommend you become familiar with what we've published in the past before sending us any work. You can check out a few select works from past issues that we have archived online, or you can pick up a past issue from our online store. 
  • There is no need for a cover letter, unless you just want to say hi or tell us something cool you did recently. 
  • The poet life is a tough life, so of course we accept simultaneous submissions as long as the poet withdraws his/her work if any work is accepted elsewhere. Please do not email us to withdraw; use the Submittable system. There are instructions here on how to withdraw and also how to make a partial withdraw. 
  • Please only submit ONCE (3-5 poems) per submission period in this genre. If you hear back from us before the submission period ends, please wait until our next open period to submit again.
  • Failure to follow our guidelines may result in your submission going unread by our readers and editors... and we wouldn't want that. 
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Gigantic Sequins is a print literary arts journal whose issues come out once a year. Once a year, we read submissions for these issues. When our current issue debuts, we select a few pieces from the most recent past issue to publish online.


GUIDELINES

Please upload either one long (up to ~3500 words) short story/novel excerpt or up to 3 short (~1000 words each) pieces of flash fiction/micro fiction for our consideration. Any submissions outside of these specifications will be disregarded.


We highly recommend you become familiar with what we've published in the past before sending us any work. We publish select online archives from each past issue online, and we sell copies of our print literary arts journal for revolutionarily low prices. 


There is no need for a cover letter at this stage, though you may include one. If your piece is accepted, we will ask you for a bio at that time.

If a more specific genre label is important to our understanding of your work, specify under what heading you'd like for us to consider it, e.g. "novel excerpt"; "flash fiction".


Gigantic Sequins accepts simultaneous submissions as long as the writer withdraws his/her work if any work is accepted elsewhere. Please do not email us to withdraw; use the Submittable system. There are instructions here on how to withdraw and also how to make a partial withdraw.

Please only submit ONCE (either one longer work or up to three shorter works) during this open submissions period. If you hear back from us before the submission period ends, please wait until our next open period to submit again.

Failure to follow our guidelines may result in your submission going unread by our readers and editors.

Gigantic Sequins is a print literary arts journal whose issues come out twice a year. Twice a year, we read submissions for these issues. When our current issue debuts, we select a few pieces from the most recent past issue to publish online.


GUIDELINES

Please upload either one long (up to ~4000 words) essay/ memoir excerpt or up to 3 short (~1000 words each) pieces of flash non-fiction/micro non-fiction for our consideration. Any submissions outside of these specifications will be disregarded.


We highly recommend you become familiar with what we've published in the past before sending us any work. We publish select online archives from each past issue online, and we sell copies of our print literary arts journal for revolutionarily low prices. 


There is no need for a cover letter at this stage, though you may include one. If your piece is accepted, we will ask you for a bio at that time.

If a more specific genre label is important to our understanding of your work, specify in your cover letter under what heading you'd like for us to consider it, e.g. "memoir" or "personal essay" or "lyric essay". 


Gigantic Sequins accepts simultaneous submissions as long as the writer withdraws his/her work if any work is accepted elsewhere. Please do not email us to withdraw; use the Submittable system. There are instructions here on how to withdraw and also how to make a partial withdraw.

Please only submit ONCE (either one longer work or up to three shorter works) during this open submissions period. If you hear back from us before the submission period ends, please wait until our next open period to submit again.

Failure to follow our guidelines may result in your submission going unread by our readers and editors.

*IMPORTANT* Files must be at least 300 dpi. Artists should consider that gigantic sequins is a 6'' by 7'' black and white publication. Please specify the size of the art/comics in inches on the page. If it is larger than 6'' by 7'' & we choose to print your work, we will readjust to fit the page; otherwise, we will print it at the size specified. If you have any questions, email us before submitting. The most common issue that we see are works that are not scanned at a high enough resolution to be printed clearly. Click here for more info on scanning.

Please upload 5-20 previously unpublished blank & white works of art. Please submit at least 5 pieces, as we generally feature only 1-3 artists per issue.

We also accept up to 5 comics per artist. We love comics, but please be aware of the dimensions of our journal.

Gigantic Sequins accepts simultaneous submissions as long as the artist lets us know immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere. Artwork should not be in print elsewhere, but can be available at galleries or on the artist's personal website. We retain first serial rights that convert to the artist immediately upon publication. 

Gigantic Sequins does not print photography. Gigantic Sequins will print any other printable black & white artistic medium. Please specify your medium in the space available for a cover letter.

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