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.

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 8/15/2016
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  • Please upload 3-5 previously unpublished poems in ONE FILE for our review.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 8/15/2016
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) 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 8/15/2016
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.

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*IMPORTANT* FILES MUST BE 300 DPI AND 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 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.
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Does your piece not fall into the fiction/poetry/creative non-fiction categories? We are interested in printing anything that can fit on one of our pages, as long as it's something we love. We would love, for example, to publish really short/one-act plays, or hybrid works that defy the strict genre labels as they're presented here.

Please note that we use genre names within our book to guide our readers, and even if you are writing in a hybrid genre, we would still like to be able to call it something, so let us know what that something "is". We're happy to call it "hybrid work" if that's what you think it should be called, for instance. Please make sure that what you're writing doesn't fall into one of our other open categories before submitting it here. For instance, we consider "lyric essays" along with "poetry," so indicate in your cover letter or subject space that a lyric essay is in fact a lyric essay and upload it there.

Please upload up to 3 pieces for our review. Please upload separate Microsoft Word .doc or .docx files for separate stories. There is no need for a cover letter or bio at this stage. Gigantic Sequins accepts simultaneous submissions as long as the writer lets us know immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere. Please only submit once (up to three pieces) in this genre.
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Guidelines for Book Reviews

-Books must have been published by a small &/or independent press.

  • University presses are okay
  • Try to avoid reviewing chapbooks unless you are reviewing more than one related chapbook within a single review

 

-All books up for review need to have been published within a year of the release of the issue of GS they will appear in.

For example, a book published in Jan. 2016 could be reviewed in an issue that comes out in Jan. 2017, but not Feb. 2017.

-We do not print negative reviews.

-Reviewers’ names will appear in the table of contents and also a contributor biography will appear in the issue. Reviwers' will not on the back of the journal. Books being reviewed and reviewers’ names will be listed on our website when we announce content for an upcoming issue.

-Often, GS book reviews are written by the editorial staff, not by outside contributors. We may or may not choose to publish a book review submitted to us each submissions period. Reviewers will be notified within the same time frame as others who submit during our open periods.

Format & Copy-editing

FORMAT in WORD by deadline in following manner, please:

Title Of Book Being Reviewed

by Writer of Book Being Reviewed

Name of Press | month/year published

Website of press/book

 

[TEXT OF REVIEW HERE]

 Review by [Reviewer’s Name]

 

HELPFUL COPYEDITING NOTES

◦        We use an indent, rather than a break, to indicate a paragraph break.

 

◦        Quotes from the book being reviewed must be formatted like this:

o   “Secrecy is a hotbed of vanity” (45).

 

◦        The author should be referred to by his/her last name or an appropriate pronoun, except when the reviewer first mentions him/her.

 

◦        We use the Oxford comma.

 

◦        Numbers 0-99 should be written out:

o   “Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall, ninety-nine bottles of beer--”

 

◦        To indicate line breaks in poetry, please use the slash when citing 4 lines/less. Ex) “I have been one acquainted with the night. / I have walked out in rain -- and back in rain.”

 

◦        Use a double slash to indicate a stanza break. Ex.) “maggie and milly and molly and may / when down to the beach (to play one day) // and maggie discovered a shell that sang…”

 

◦        When citing 4 lines/more, please indent and type in lines. Example below:

 

The huge frostbank of the North

Leans over these few days.

Sunlight crumbles in haze,

Saffron of smell and color.





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!