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.

Submissions open for:

Prose

Send in 1 original and unpublished story of upto 5000 words as a Word document to submissions@outcastmag.com with the subject [Prose Submission].

Poetry

Send in up to 5 poems, no limit on the word/line count as one Word document to submissions@outcastmag.com with the subject [Poetry Submission].

Personals

Works in this column cover anything about queer lives and queer existence. If you have a personal experience you’re writing about, this column is the right place for it.
Send in 1 piece to submissions@outcastmag.com with the subject [Personals Submission].

Non-Fiction

Works in this column cover interviews, articles, blog pieces, opinions and much more.
Send in 1 piece to submissions@outcastmag.com with the subject [Non-Fiction Submission].

Art

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).

Important Notes

  • Please ensure that all submissions are your own original and unpublished work.
  • Send only one submission at a time. Wait until you receive our decision before sending in another piece.
  • 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.
  • Our response time can be up to 3 months.
  • Outcast Magazine is open to simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • *We’ve use queer as a cover-all term throughout this page for people from LGBT community.

Payment Policy

We are not able to pay our contributors at this time but hope to do so in the future.
However, we do hold exclusive competitions and have special issues where contributors are paid for their pieces.

Anonymity

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.

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.