Welcome to The World Outside the Window a magazine style website offering an eclectic mix of the arts and top quality journalism.

The site is edited and managed by John de Gruyther. John is an author, poet, songwriter and visual artist. He has delusions of grandeur and wishes he was Johan Cruyff.

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

His first eBook – Aardvark Tales (published by The World Outside the Window Publishing), is out now.

John’s first poetry collection Poems & Sketches from the Holy County is available to buy https://amzn.to/2DpD1KX

John has recently signed with the independent publishing house Free Verse Revolution, agreeing to produce exclusive work for the online edition.

John is the co-founder of “The Poet is Mightier than the Sword.” spoken word event. He is also the lead poet for the PEEL project.

All the contributors to The World Outside the Window are dedicated to finding the truth within the lie, the uplifting in the horrific. The philosophy at The World Outside HQ is that there is a beautiful world outside the window and we have to have the compassion to notice it and to share it with each other.

If you would like to support the World Outside the Window with creating quality independent journalism and unique and thought provoking art then you can do so in two ways. You can buy John a cup of coffee for just three dollars by clicking the link below.

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Or you can become a Patreon by pledging a small one off amount. In return you will receive an individual reward and also help with the running costs of the site and the creation of the varied content provided for free for your reading pleasure.

Find out more at The World Outside the Window Publishing

If you would like me to write for your website, magazine, or publication of choice then please contact me, using the form below, stating your requirements and we can discuss the project and my terms.

If you would like to get in touch for any reason then please complete the contact form below.

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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.