" Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. "
Wilde Magazine was founded in 2012 with the goal of offering a queer perspective on life through art and writing. We are a bi-annual publication, available in both print and digital formats.
We seek to not only offer a high-quality publication of art and literature, but to foster a communal and multimedia experience. Art and writing, culture itself, is not a mere showcase of talent, but rather a discussion.
The nature of queer life, as well as an artistic life, is one centered around community. It's essential in our creative abilities and our rise against adversity. This struggle has been documented by gay artists and writers before us, such as the very one after which this magazine is christened - Oscar Wilde.
We foster community and creativity in a variety of ways, most notably through our forums. Regardless of whether or not your first submissions are published in our magazine, you can still get them out there to an audience of those who will appreciate them, praise them, and constructively criticize them for the sake of your creative growth.
The forums will also be a center for discussing gay culture, news, activism, relationships, and life in general.
We will also have the podcast, where readers and listeners of the magazine can tune in to hear the staff discuss the magazine and interview its contributors, announce gay news, and hold discussions regarding issues about the LGBTQ community.
However, we are still a magazine, and rely on your submissions for our success. We accept poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and visual art. We want to showcase your talents to the world alongside like-minded individuals. We seek to enlighten others in the gay community, as well as our allies, on our diverse experiences and perspectives. Dear artists and writers, gay and straight, and everything in between - we hope that you take interest in our community, our cause, and that you would like to enter the discussion.
Call for submissions of art and writing
We are seeking submissions for our Spring 2013 issue. Wilde is seeking art and literature by and for the GLBTQ community.
What We're Looking For
We have an aim towards the LGBTQ community, but we don't solely want writing about the struggles of being a part of the community - anyone in the community knows that being queer is a strange balance between surreal abnormality and even more astounding normality - the fact that love is love, family is family, heartbreak is heartbreak, and life is simply life.
In the end, I can't tell you what we're looking for specifically because we seek something so intangible, a flow that bonds not only those in the community, but humanity in general. We seek something honest but comforting, destructive but creative. We seek to represent ourselves in the best way we know how - through art.