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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.

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 7/15/2016$ 5.00
$ 5.00
5th Annual Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines:
  • You may submit up to three poems per entry. Please put all three poems in the same attached file. 
  • 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/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  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted but must be withdrawn immediately from the contest if accepted elsewhere. We do not prefer simultaneous submissions to our contests, but we allow them.
Prizes: $100, publication of the winning piece in issue 8.1, and Factory Hollow Press gifts.

About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select  finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. Lucas de Lima will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced in September 2016.

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. 
  • If you wish to receive the winning issue, please see our other category "Poetry Contest (WITH WINNING ISSUE)" and submit there.
Ends on 7/15/2016$ 15.00
$ 15.00
5th Annual Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines:
  • You may submit up to three poems per entry. Please put all three poems in the same attached file. 
  • Your $12.00 contest entry fee will also include a copy of the issue that contains the winning works. If you wish to submit any additional poems, please use the $5.00 "Poetry Contest" category to do so. 
  • 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. We do not prefer simultaneous submissions, but we allow them.
Prizes: $100, publication of the winning piece in issue 8.1, and Factory Hollow Press gifts.

About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select  finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. Lucas de Lima will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced in September 2016.

Further Info:
  • All entries and payments must be received through the Gigantic Sequins Submittable website.
  • 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 next issue.
  • IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL SUBMITTER, you will have to pay extra for shipping. Please contact us via email about this before submitting here so we can calculate what the extra shipping will cost.
  • If you just wish to enter this contest & don't wish to receive the issue that contains our winners, please submit via the "Poetry Contest" category instead of this one. 
Ends on 7/15/2016$ 5.00
$ 5.00
5th 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/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. We do prefer that you do not simultaneously submit your contest entries, though we allow it.

Prizes: $100.00, publication of the winning piece in issue 8.1, and Factory Hollow Press gifts.

About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. Annie Liontas will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced in September 2016.

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 8.1 issue. If you wish to receive the winning issue, please see our other category "Flash Fiction Contest (WITH WINNING ISSUE)" and submit there.
    
$ 15.00
5th 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 additional work over at our $5.00 entry option.
  • We prefer all three entries be in the same file.
  • 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. We do not prefer simultaneous submissions to our contests, but we allow them.

Prizes: $100.00, publication of the winning piece in issue 8.1, and Factory Hollow Press gifts.

About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. Annie Liontas will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced in September 2016.

More Info
-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 8.1 issue.
-Your $15.00 contest entry fee will also include a copy of the issue that contains the winning works. If you wish to submit any additional stories, please use the $5.00 "Flash Fiction Contest" category to do so. IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL SUBMITTER, you will have to pay extra for shipping if you want the winning issue. Please contact us via email about this before submitting here so we can calculate what the extra shipping will cost.

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

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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!