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Outside Literary Magazine is the product of a partnership with the hardworking students and faculty at Central VPA High School in the St. Louis Public Schools district and Outside Director Lizzy Petersen. Print issues are made possible through a partnership with Central Print studio. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Outside will delay the releas of our print issue until fall 2020. We invite the community to celebrate with us at our launch party, reading, and gallery show, date to be determined.

All literary and visual artwork that appears in Outside is made by students in St. Louis Public Schools. In 2019, we opened up submissions to all high school students in the St. Louis Public Schools district, receiving over 80 pieces of literature and art from students in five high schools. We look forward to taking submissions from all 13 St. Louis Public Schools in 2020.

If you would like to ensure that Outside can continue to publish the art and literature of St. Louis students and empower young artists-entreprenuers, please donate.


This project is made possible through the fiscal sponsorship of the Midwest Artist Project Services and through generous grants from the Boeing Employee Community Fund, the Saigh Foundation, Wells Fargo, and the Will Flores Fund.