Welcome to The World Outside the Window a magazine-style website offering an eclectic mix of the arts; including poetry, fiction, reviews and essays.

The site is edited & managed by John de Gruyther. John is a freelance writer, author, published poet, & songwriter.

Once described as “a site some people read,” this is an unflinchingly accurate description of the website’s popularity.

John has worked with Titan Publishing, Star Trek Magazine, The Guardian, LSG Media, SFX magazine and many more.

His poetry has been published with Howling Press, The Open Page Literary Journal and Free Verse Revolution literary magazine.

There is a beautiful world outside the window full of awe if we have the compassion and curiosity to notice it.

The World Outside aims to critically analyse the structures of the states and governments that purportedly look after us.

“The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

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If you would like John to write for your website, magazine, or you’d like him to write you a poem then please contact him via wotwhq@gmail.com, stating your requirements and he will get in touch to discuss the project in more detail.

Unless otherwise stated John de Gruyther has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of the work that appears on this site. It cannot be used or copied without his express permission.