“Something Wicked This Way Comes”

Call for Entries Fall 2019 Issue

Dealine for Submissions: Friday, September 27, 2019 @ midnight. $3.00 entry fee. Please submit entry fee through Venmo @David-Acosta-19. Thank you.

Notification of acceptance via email sent to all contributors on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Wicked Gay Ways (an online journal devoted to queer erotic art and literature) issues an open call for our fall 2019 issue. For this issue we are interested in flash erotic fiction, poetry and essays celebrating the erotic with a supernatural bent. Ghostly lovers, vampires, witches, werewolves, zombies, faeries, fantasy, magical realism, think stories meant to give us thrills and chills.

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 memory, 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

Thank you,

Susan DiPronio and David Acosta, 

Co- Founders and Editors