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Our volumes are themes issues that comprise of poetry and prose from authors everywhere. Dive into the volumes to explore a world of queer lit.

Meeting Your Knight in Shining Armour on Your Smartphone

Growing up, You will meet a knight in shining armour they said. It could be at a palace, a café or a friend’s friend’s dinner party. But...

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...

A Maiden with the Bride

I was perturbed by the familiar screams and cacophony,It showed up as my face became red.I had to put up the normative...

Jellyfish Dreams

She comes into my dreams often, uninvited beauty, transparent with tiny orbs of different sizes, shining like pearls in the sun. She bobs out of water, floats around, jiggles, with tiny...

Still Cooking

Tina stood at the kitchen counter, eyes fixed on the half-wilted arrowhead vine that her friend, Ayona, had brought with her when she’d moved...

The Girl Who Cried Rain

When she fell in her mother's palm during the Motherhood Ritual Night, she didn't know she was destined to be a curse that would...

Porphyrian Euphoria

There’s an instant at sunset before the sky fades to indigo when a purple ray shines like a laser beam from the...

The King Would Send His Men

In another time, in another life, they would call those embers, eyes. Eyes that spoke in bold italics, brimming with kohl kohl that wore silence, bore songs like...

blood scratches my skin

he’s gorgeousi mean, honeyhe is beautiful strong, thick armsbroad chestwarm inviting lipshis smile, perfection he glances...

Knocking Twice

The door jarred in a blaze of security locks, burnished by the morning sun. I saw him through that crack, scratching a chin full of Mephistophelean stubble an aureole of...