Call for Submissions: Bosie literary magazine seeks fiction about queers behaving badly - (Expired) Due Aug. 31, pays $15

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Bosie, an online literary magazine dedicated to “fiction about queers behaving badly,” invites LGBTQ+ writers to submit short stories. The of the magazine honors Bosie Douglas, a lover of Irish author Oscar Wilde who had a reputation as self-absorbed, profligate, and reckless (he encouraged Wilde to initiate a lawsuit that directly led to Wilde’s sodomy conviction and imprisonment.

The editors write:

Bosie Magazine, named after Wilde’s infamous lover, houses queer fiction about indulgence, selfishness, cruelty, envy, addiction, misery, madness, snobbery, rage, confusion, decadence and decline. We want stories that are, as Wilde once described Bosie Douglas, “witty, graceful, lovely to look at, lovable to be with,” but that “[have] also ruined [your] life.” Style is necessary; a happily-ever-after is not.

Submitting to Bosie

  • Publication: Bosie
  • Publication type: electronic anthology
  • Word count: Up to 5,000 words. Query for longer stories.
  • Payment: $15
  • Rights the publisher asks for: First worldwide electronic publication rights and the right to digitally archive your work in perpetuity
  • Publication date: not specified
  • Response time: around Sept. 1
  • Format: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf
  • Will they take simultaneous submissions? Yes.
  • Will they take multiple submissions? Yes, if all attached to a single email. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? No.

For more information, check out Submit to Bosie : Bosie MagazineDon’t forget to tell them you learned about their call here!

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2 thoughts on “Call for Submissions: Bosie literary magazine seeks fiction about queers behaving badly - (Expired) Due Aug. 31, pays $15

  1. Poor Bosie. With a father like his, who could blame him? Did you know Oscar wasn’t the only man he accused of sodomizing one of his sons publically? No, it wasn’t Bosie. The marquis made a habit of these accusations…:(

    Thank for sharing this submission call.

    • The “behaving badly” they’re referring to is not the lawsuit, but his gambling, carelessness with money, and his reputation as a heartbreaker. Things that are naughty in the world’s eyes, but not grossly evil.

      While encouraging Wilde to sue his father wasn’t wise, Bosie was not at fault for his father’s reaction.

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