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 July 15, 2019$5.00
$5.00

8th Annual Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines:

  • You may submit up to three poems per entry. Please put all three poems in the same file attachment. 
  • If you wish to submit any additional poems, you must submit again with an additional $5.00 fee per three.
  • Please do not put your name anywhere within the attached file containing your work. Any attached file that contains the contestant's 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  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted but must be withdrawn immediately from the contest if accepted elsewhere. We do not prefer simultaneous submissions to our contests, but we allow them. Do not withdraw your entire submission unless all work included has been accepted elsewhere.

Prizes: Publication in GS 11.1, $100, pottery from Inverted Earth Studios, & more!


About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select  finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. ​Marwa Helal will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced no later than September 2019.


Further Info:

  • All entries and payments must be received through the Gigantic Sequins Submittable website. 
  • Friends, family, and students (current and former) of the judge are not eligible. Please do not submit if you know the judge personally. 
  • All contest entries will be considered for publication in our next issue. 
  • All work submitted to the contests will also be considered for publication in GS 10.2.
Ends on July 15, 2019$5.00
$5.00

8th Annual Flash Fiction Contest Submission Info

  • Gigantic Sequins considers flash fiction to be any work of fiction 1000 words or less. Submissions that exceed this word count will not be considered. 
  • You may submit up to three pieces per $5.00 entry. We prefer all three entries be in the same file.
  • Please do not put your name anywhere within the attached file 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.
  • We prefer that you do not simultaneously submit your contest entries, though we allow it. Simultaneous submissions are permitted but must be withdrawn immediately from the contest if accepted elsewhere--please do not withdraw an entire submission if only one work needs to be withdrawn--see our partial withdraw instructions
  • Do not withdraw your entire submission unless all work included has been accepted elsewhere.


Prizes: Publication in GS 10.2, $100, pottery from Inverted Earth Studios, and more! 


About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. Imogen Binnie will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced no later than September 2019.

Further Info:

  • All entries and payments must be received through the Gigantic Sequins Submittable website. 
  • Friends, family, and students (current and former) of the judge are not eligible. Please do not submit if you know the judge personally. 
  • All contest entries will be considered for publication in our next issue. 
  • All work submitted to the contests will also be considered for publication in GS 10.2. 

*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.

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!

Gigantic Sequins