Ends on July 15, 2017

$15.00 USD
6th 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 $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 poems, please use the $5.00 "Poetry Contest" category to do so. 
  • 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.
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted but must be withdrawn immediately from the contest if accepted elsewhere.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. Please do not withdraw the entire file unless all works included are being withdrawn.
Prizes: Publication in GS 9.1, $100, and swag from Free Verse Farm and Hearth & Hammer.

About the Judging Process:  The Gigantic Sequins editors will select finalists from the contest entries' strongest work. â€‹Eduardo C. Corral will choose the winner. Winners and finalists will be announced in September 2017.

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 the winning issue. Please contact us via email about this before submitting here so we can calculate what the extra shipping will cost. Otherwise, you will not receive the issue with the winning works in the mail.)
  • 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. 
  • All work submitted to the contests will also be considered for publication in GS 9.1.
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