Editor's Note

Dear Reader,

Outcast has been around for almost a year now. What started as a small community of a handful of people has now blossomed into a strong community of readers and writers all around the world.

I have the pleasure of introducing to you the second issue of Outcast Magazine: Volume 2: Dream.

When we came up with this theme we wanted writers to think far and beyond: we wanted them to tell us about their dreams for the future, their hopes for the LGBT community or just dive into their strangest and wildest fantasies.

After sifting through all the wonderful submissions we have curated this issue for you and now present to you some great poetry and prose that will take you on a fantastic journey. You will come across whimsical dreams, dreams that will make your heart ache with longing and those that will elicit a smile with their warmth and comfort.

Take a moment to settle into this issue because once you start reading you will be hooked right to the end. Enjoy your journey through Dream.

We also always have exciting opportunities in the works so stay tuned and don’t miss out on any updates.

I’m going to end this on an excerpt from a poem by Andrea Gibson:

“I know you think this world is too dark to even dream in color,
but I’ve seen flowers bloom at midnight.
I’ve seen kites fly in gray skies
and they were real close to looking like the sunrise,
and sometime it takes the most wounded wings
the most broken things
to notice how strong the breeze is,
how precious the flight.”
― Andrea Gibson

Love,
Fatema

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