Issue One Submissions
Interview with Trista Mateer
Inaugural Issue Coming Out
How do you define queer literature, and who gets to decide what the “official” definition is? Does it have to be written by a queer author? Does it have to feature a queer character? Does it have to be a main character, or can it be a side character? Does their sexuality have to be the or a focal point of the work? Does there have to be a queer sex act? What about smut? And who gets to decide all of this? Amazon? The publishers? The author? The reader? Therein lies the rub.
We want to thank everyone who has submitted for our inaugural issue! When we finish reading the submissions that have come in during the last week and a half, we will send out acceptation letters and begin complying our first PDF issue to be released at the end of January. While we’re putting the issue together, our submissions will remain open, both to web content for the blog and submissions for our second spring issue. Also, keep posted for sneak peeks at the first issue as well as more Wild Ones goodies.
Thanks again for all your support!
~ The Wild Ones Staff
We're super-stoked to bring Trista Mateer, a Maryland-based poet, here to answer a couple of questions about her work, her book, Honeybee, and being a twenty-something queer poet.
We've made some updates to our website and the way we publish submissions in order to bring you the best queer content in the easiest way possible. Read more about what's changing and why here.
We have wonderful cover art, we've polished all the content, and we're putting the final touches on the files. Everything is set for the launch of our first issue to come out this Saturday! We'd like to thank everyone who submitted and all our writers and poets who've contributed to make this a great first issue to launch. Also, a shout-out and a great big thanks to Jane Warunek for designing the cover for us!
Welcome to The Wild Ones, a quarterly queer literary magazine, focused on the community and self-representation. As a magazine, our goal is to provide an outlet for and showcase LGBTQIA voices through their works and passions.
We plan to debut our first issue in January 2015. We hope to publish 4 - 5 short stories, 15- 20 pages of poetry, and 2 - 3 non-fiction pieces in our inaugural issue. The Wild Ones will be available for purchase as a PDF download either with a yearly subscription or as individual issues (current and back issues).
Our blog is the place for interviews, lists, articles (submitted and repeating features) about queer writing, queer books, writing and reading while queer, and other cool stuff.
Comments, questions, concerns? Contact us here.