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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.

blood scratches my skin

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

Be With Me

In body, in mind, in soul and in spirit In havoc, in fear, in hatred and despair In sorrow, in joy, in tears and in laughter In...

Main Stacks

They look at me like some kindof purple flower that might bepoisonous but I am the sound of a...

forgotten tennis shoes

i hide in the shadowsthen, now, forevercreeping around lookingfor salvation,a single moment,...

Do I Pass?

Worried faces peer out from selfies,beautiful people desperately seeking acceptance from netizens. Reporting on the...

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...

Men and Women

A man and a woman are spades, Two coins of a currency, And so when they asked me to choose, For I could only love one or...

Queer Love and Other Dis(ease)s

i. I use to imagine myself a girl kissing boys in games of boyfriend and girlfriend: renaming ourselves away to escape detention, toward the fun of rehearsed adult...

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...

Journey or Retreat

“Journey or retreat?” Kevin replies without hesitation. “Retreat”  I contort my face into that supportive best...