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Monday, May 25, 2020

Wicked Gay Ways seeks submissions

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Deadline: June 15, 2020
Wicked Gay Ways --- at: wickedgayways.org

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Submissions open: May 1st - June 15th…It’s free to submit - please check the website to give you an idea of what we look to publish before submitting.

Wicked Gay Ways was created in response to the recent censoring of positive sexual content within the social media community. We believe that body positivity and sexual freedom is a right that should not be controlled by authoritarian governments.

Our theme for this upcoming issue think: Post apocalyptic queer erotica in any genre.

Any submissions not within the theme will be set aside for a possible future issue.

Covid-19 has transformed our lives. The Pandemic severed us from touch. We crave physical connections yet are limited in possibilities.

In this call, we ask artists of all genres to explore erotica which centers on sexual exploration during this time of alienation and distance; think science fiction inspired stories. Distance sex, solo sex, viral lovers, sex with non-humans, super humans, sex so good it will kill you, other worldly bondage, fantasy! Will an AI be our next swipe on Tinder? Push the boundaries of what it means to be human and to crave the physical, sexual and erotic connections we are currently denied.

Submit your work to: wickedgayways@gmail.com

Flash erotic fiction: writers can submit up to five stories 150 words or less. We are looking for and value strong, well-written, classic, erotic literature that makes us swoon. Flash fiction pieces should be in ONE document. Each story should start on a new page. Submit as a Word document only. No PDFs. Formatting should be in 12-point Times New Roman, Double- spaced. Please include a short bio. No multiple submissions.

Short fiction: We welcome short fiction, 1,500 words or less. We are open to the possibility of longer pieces but these require an inquiry letting us know the total length of the piece as there may be space limitations. Submit as a Word document only. No PDFs. Formatting should be in 12-point Times New Roman, Double- spaced. Please include a short bio. No multiple submissions.

Non Fiction: We accept non fiction, essay and memoir, limited to 2,000 words or less. Submit as a Word document only. No PDFs. Formatting should be in 12-point Times New Roman, Double- spaced. Please include a short bio. No multiple submissions.

Poetry: Please submit up to five poems. Each poem should be submitted separately in a word perfect file no PDFs. Submit as a Word document only. No PDFs. Formatting should be in 12-point Times New Roman, Double- spaced. Please include a short bio. No multiple submissions.

Visual Art: We are also accepting photography, painting drawing and video art. Video art should be limited to 3 minutes max, please upload links to VIMEO, or similar digital platforms and if password protected please submit access code. For paintings, illustrations, drawings, digital media and photography. You may submit up to 5 pieces of work in high-resolution digital files in jpeg format. No multiple submissions, please.

In your cover letter please include your preferred name, preferred pronouns, third-person short bio, the preferred title(s) of your piece(s), and the medium you used i.e., for photography, (analog or digital) for painting or drawing please specify the medium and for all visual work the dimensions, as well as the date of the work. Submit your work to wickedgayways@gmail.com

Wicked Gay Ways is an online art and literary journal seeking to create connections across the many dimensions of queer sexual desire as embodied in art and the creative process.Wicked Gay Ways publishes work from both new, emerging and established artists.

We offer thoughtful and provocative dialogue through a wide-range of work presented.  We begin our work from the acknowledgment that there already exists an impressive and diverse body of erotic and sexually relevant work in art, performance, dance, music, film and literature in both the Western and Eastern cannon.We desire through Wicked Gay Ways to expand on the understanding of the work that has come before us, while presenting the creation and evolution of newer work and how this work addresses and is in turn shaped by the evolving influence and role that sexuality and desire continues to play in our individual and artistic lives. Welcome to the labyrinth.

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