SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

What do we look for?

Outcast looks for literary works that challenge the norm and break boundaries. We want thoughtful, inspiring and daring queer work.

Outcast publishes LGBTQ+ folk and anyone interested in queer literature and art. We enjoy cross-genre, intersectional, marginal and transgressive work.

 

Types of Submissions

Outcast calls for submissions for its issues biannually in January and July.

We also accept art submissions on a rolling basis.

We intend to launch an non-fiction opinion segment shortly for which we accept submissions on a rolling basis.

Outcast also hosts a short story contest which closed for submissions on 5th May 2018. (Finalists are listed here)

 

Art Submissions

Send in your pieces at submissions@outcastmag.com with the subject [Art Submission]. The piece must have a caption and a title along with the contributor’s bio and picture(optional).

Please ensure that all submissions are your own original and unpublished work.

Accepted submissions will be showcased in our gallery.

 

Opinion Submissions

We’re looking for bold and opinionated submissions that talk about society, politics, “the gay agenda” or anything non-fiction in the LGBTQ+ realms. 

Send us your completed write-ups or pitch us something you want to work on and we’ll help you get the piece where it needs to be. 

Send in your pieces at submissions@outcastmag.com with the subject [Opinion Submission] along with the contributor’s bio and picture(optional).

Please ensure that all submissions are your own original and unpublished work.

Accepted submissions will be showcased in on our website.

 

Payment Policy

We are not able to pay our contributors at this time but hope to do so in the future.

 

Author Rights

All rights reside with the author(s) of Outcast Magazine content unless otherwise specified. Outcast Magazine requires non-exclusive permission to disseminate and make the material available. Author(s) are responsible for clearing any rights prior to submitting materials. Should the author(s) decide to publish a piece elsewhere at some future date, they are required to notify us at fatema@outcastmag.com, and indicate that the material was initially published in Outcast Magazine, and in which issue.