Volume 4 - Purple

Submissions Open for Volume 4

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.

About the issue

With each submission call Outcast aims to provide its writers and its readers a chance to step outside the box and explore ideas that they might not have considered before. With Volume 4 – Purple we want you to take the box and set it on fire, think about the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word Purple and then think again.

We want you to write stories and poems you would want to read, works that touch your heart and soul, pieces that amuse you and stories that have you captive. This issue gives our writers a chance to show us the depths of their creativity and surprise us with their works.

Send in your stories, poems and artwork for a change to be published in our upcoming issue!

Story Ideas

🟊 A quest for a coveted vial of purple liquid
🟊 A purple fog rolls into town and leaves everyone with magical powers
🟊 A purple flower that can save the town from the curse

🟊 The queen wears a grand purple ball gown to her final ball
🟊 A person digging for wells accidentally comes upon a purple substance
🟊 A boy who sees a purple silhouette in his dream every night

What to Submit

Short Stories


1 original and unpublished story of upto 5000 words based on the theme.



Up to 5 poems, no limit on the word/line count based on the theme.



Up to 5 pieces on the theme, along with a caption for the piece.


20th November 2019

How to Submit?

Send in your pieces at submissions@outcastmag.com with the subject line Volume 4 Purple – [Poetry/Prose/Artwork] along with a brief third person bio of the contributor and an author image (optional).

Please ensure that all submissions are your own original and unpublished work.

Please ONLY submit your work in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) documents attached with the email. We will NOT consider submissions sent in any other format. Please also include the submission title and author’s name in the filename.


We respect that some of our writers may not wish to share their works under their own names. In this case, we welcome you to submit your work under a pen name.

Outcast takes the security and privacy of our writers very seriously.