If you have submitted to us within the past 6 months, you may order a SUBMITTER'S DISCOUNT subscription through this page.

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

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 genre per submission period.

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.

Ends on March 10, 2018$5.00
$5.00
Winter Contest Series: Flash Non-fiction Submission Info
-You may submit up to three works of flash non-fiction per entry. Please create one file for all three OR attach multiple files to this same submission.
-Each piece cannot exceed 1000 words.
-If you wish to submit any additional works of flash non-fiction outside of the first three, you must submit again with an additional $5.00 fee per three.
-Please do not put your name anywhere within the attached file/s containing your work. Any attached file that contains the contestant's first and/or last name will not be considered.
-Previously published work is not eligible. 
-Simultaneous submissions are permitted but must be withdrawn immediately from the contest if accepted elsewhere.

Prizes: $100.00, publication of the winning piece in issue 9.2, and an original Matthew Mahaney cross-stitch inspired by your work.

About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. Paul Lisicky will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced some time in April 2018.

Further Info: All entries and payments must be received through the Gigantic Sequins' Submittable website. Close personal friends, family, and students (current and former) of the judges are not eligible; please do not submit if you know the judges personally. All contest entries will be considered for publication in our 9.2 issue. If you wish to receive the winning issue, please see our other category "Winter Contest Series: Flash Non-Fiction (WITH WINNING ISSUE)" and submit there.

GS Contests Page
 
Winter Contest Series: Flash Non-fiction Submission Info
-You may submit up to three works of flash non-fiction per entry. Please create one file for all three OR attach multiple files to this same submission.
-Each piece cannot exceed 1000 words.
-If you wish to submit any additional works of flash non-fiction outside of the first three, you must submit again with an additional $5.00 fee per three.
-Please do not put your name anywhere within the attached file/s containing your work. Any attached file that contains the contestant's first and/or last name will not be considered.
-Previously published work is not eligible. 
-Simultaneous submissions are permitted but must be withdrawn immediately from the contest if accepted elsewhere.

Prizes: $100.00, publication of the winning piece in issue 9.2, and an original Matthew Mahaney cross-stitch inspired by your work.

About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. Paul Lisicky will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced some time in April 2018.

Further Info: All entries and payments must be received through the Gigantic Sequins' Submittable website. Close personal friends, family, and students (current and former) of the judges are not eligible; please do not submit if you know the judges personally. All contest entries will be considered for publication in our 9.2 issue. If you DO NOT wish to receive the issue of GS that contains the winners' work, please submit under the category titled "Winter Contest Series: Flash Non-fiction".
Ends on March 10, 2018$5.00
$5.00
Winter Contest Series: Poetry Comics Submission Info
-You may submit up to three poetry comics per entry. Please create one file for all three OR attach multiple files to this same submission.
-Format your poetry comic to fit dimensionally within Gigantic Sequins' layout; it can span between 1-5 pages, each formatted 6''x7''. 
-If you wish to submit any additional poetry comics outside of the first three, you must submit again with an additional $5.00 fee per three.
-Please do not put your name anywhere within the attached file/s containing your work. Any attached file that contains the contestant's first and/or last name will not be considered. If you typically "sign" your comics, cover this up and if we decide to print your work, you can send a "signed" hi-def version to us for the issue.
-Previously published work is not eligible. 
-Simultaneous submissions are permitted but must be withdrawn immediately from the contest if accepted elsewhere.

Prizes: $100.00, publication of the winning piece in issue 9.2, and an original cross-stitch inspired by your work from Matthew Mahaney.

About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select  finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. Gabrielle Bates will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced in April 2018.

Further Info: All entries and payments must be received through the Gigantic Sequins Submittable website. Close personal friends, family, and students (current and former) of the judges are not eligible; please do not submit if you know the judges personally. All contest entries will be considered for publication in our 9.2 issue. If you wish to receive the winning issue, please see our other category "Winter Contest Series: Poetry Comics (WITH WINNING ISSUE)" and submit there.

GS Contests Page
 
$15.00
Winter Contest Series: Poetry Comics Submission Info
-You may submit up to three poetry comics per entry. Please create one file for all three OR attach multiple files to this same submission.
-Format your poetry comic to fit dimensionally within Gigantic Sequins' layout; it can span between 1-5 pages, each formatted 6''x7''. 
-If you wish to submit any additional poetry comics outside of the first three, you must submit again with an additional $5.00 fee per three.
-Please do not put your name anywhere within the attached file/s containing your work. Any attached file that contains the contestant's first and/or last name will not be considered. If you typically "sign" your comics, cover this up and if we decide to print your work, you can send a "signed" hi-def version to us for the issue.
-Previously published work is not eligible. 
-Simultaneous submissions are permitted but must be withdrawn immediately from the contest if accepted elsewhere.

Prizes: $100.00, publication of the winning piece in issue 9.2, and an original cross-stitch inspired by your work from Matthew Mahaney.

About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select  finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. Gabrielle Bates will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced in April 2018.

Further Info: All entries and payments must be received through the Gigantic Sequins Submittable website. Close personal friends, family, and students (current and former) of the judges are not eligible; please do not submit if you know the judges personally. All contest entries will be considered for publication in our 9.2 issue.  If you DO NOT wish to receive the issue of GS that contains the winners' work, please submit under the category titled "Winter Contest Series: Poetry Comics".

GS Contests Page
 

Please do not attach a submission to this purchase. Please submit separately under the genre category your work falls under. Your order will be processed here. Your order, however, will be processed. Please only choose this category if you have submitted to Gigantic Sequins at any point in the past 6 months.

US ONLY. IF YOU ARE INTERNATIONAL AND WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A SUBMITTER'S DISCOUNT SUBSCRIPTION, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL FIRST.

This is a special price for those who submit to us, down from our regular 1-year subscription price. The price includes shipping & handling. You get three issues total.

Gigantic Sequins is a bi-annual literary arts publication with a unique design that features writers and artists, new and established. We would be glad to send you each of our next issues as well as our most recent issue if you would like to subscribe to our publication!

Please double check that you have a mailing address attached to your submittable account so that we know where to send our lovely journal. If you move, you inform us of your new address by emailing giganticsequins@gmail.com

Thanks!

Please do not attach a submission to this purchase. Please submit your work separately under the genre category your work falls under. Your order will be processed here. Please only choose this category if you have submitted to Gigantic Sequins at any point in the past 6 months.

THIS IS THE CATEGORY FOR ANYONE OUTSIDE OF THE US. 

This is a special price for those who submit to us, down from our regular 1-year subscription price. The price includes shipping & handling. You get three issues total.

Gigantic Sequins is a bi-annual literary arts publication with a unique design that features writers and artists, new and established. We would be glad to send you each of our next issues as well as our most recent issue if you would like to subscribe to our publication!

Please double check that you have a mailing address attached to your submittable account so that we know where to send our lovely journal. If you move, you inform us of your new address by emailing giganticsequins@gmail.com

Thanks!