Wilde Oats is an online literary magazine. It celebrates gay and bisexual fiction. It embraces the joys and agonies of life for gay and bisexual men, from hard gritty realism to wild flights of romantic fantasy.
Wilde Oats has gone through some big changes in recent months: we have moved to a new server and changed our appearance. The journal is published three times a year - in April, August and December. Between issues, you can find out what's happening, read snippets of new stories, see new artwork, and keep up to date by visiting us here.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
At present, Wilde Oats is run entirely through the energy of a volunteer staff made up of people who believe in the importance of providing online a source for high quality literary fiction and non-fiction with - out of deference for Wilde - a gay male theme. Thus, we are unable to pay authors and artists. However, we have built a good reputation over the years, and appearance in our journal means something. Also, the author/artist gets some great exposure for his or her work.
In the future, we will be presenting some special incentives to authors in the form of literary contests. Stay tuned for more! Meanwhile, please know that we accept submissions year-round; inclusion in a specific issue requires that you submit up to one month before the issue goes live (deadline for August is June 30; for December is October 31; for April is February 28/29). We publish short stories up to 15,000 words in general, although longer pieces may be considered on a case-by-case basis. We also publish non-fiction essays on a gay theme, and interviews and book reviews.
If you have any further questions, please contact our editors for information.