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-Simultaneous submissions are permitted but must be withdrawn immediately from the contest if accepted elsewhere.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
 
Ends on February 15, 2018
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. 
Ends on February 15, 2018
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 ~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.

Ends on February 15, 2018
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". **If you are submitting "LYRIC ESSAY" please DO NOT submit it as Creative Non-fiction; please INSTEAD submit it as Poetry.**

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.

Ends on February 15, 2018
*IMPORTANT* FILES MUST BE AT LEAST 300 DPI. ARTISTS SHOULD CONSIDER THAT GIGANTIC SEQUINS IS A 6'' BY 7'' 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. We strongly encourage submitting 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 that the dimensions of our journal are specific and not all comics' formatting works with them.

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.

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!