Saturday, 11 May 2024

About Peeking Cat Poetry

At Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine we like poems that tell the truth in some way - poems that dare to be honest about something important, or poems that find something beautiful to say about everyday things.

Poetry isn't a high-brow art form and it shouldn't be inaccessible. Poetry is by everyone, for everyone. It is everyday - it is every life. But most of all, it is everywhere, and to see it, you just have to observe - like a peeking cat.

Send us your stuff

We love receiving your submissions, and we are currently accepting works! Whether you write long poems, haiku, limericks, acrostic, or even flash fiction, we want to see what you've got. Please remember to read the submissions guidelines first!

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Writer Interview: Scott Thomas Outlar

Another week, another writer interview! Today we're spending some time with Scott Thomas Outlar - poetry, fiction and essay writer, and editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, and The Peregrine Muse.



Saturday, 11 February 2017

Writer Interview: Idalis Harris

This week's interview is with Idalis Harris! Idalis is an 18 year old poet from Los Angeles and is currently studying at Arizona State University. Her poems have been published in Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine twice, in July 2016 and January 2017.


Monday, 6 February 2017

Writer Interview: Jake Tringali

Hi all! We're back with a new writer interview -this time with Jake Tringali! Read on to find out about this previous Peeking Cat contributor, and the diverse experiences that inspire his writing.


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

What's New At Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine?

In December, when I was thinking about how I would spend my time off in those days between Christmas and New Year, I decided that 2017 was going to be a great year for Peeking Cat. On Christmas Eve, I was even sitting in my living room writing a business plan, and in the days that followed after Christmas I was busy working on my ideas. What started out as a small hobby on the side, and publishing a new issue whenever I had enough good quality poems to do so, has turned into a monthly activity that I love and that other people enjoy too. And I want it to be even bigger.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Writer Interview: Lisa Stice

This week's interview is with poet and Peeking Cat Poetry contributor Lisa Stice! She has most recently been published in the Christmas and January issues of the magazine, and it's particularly interesting in this interview to hear about how being a military spouse has shaped her writing.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Writer Interview: Michael Lee Johnson

Welcome to the first Writer Interview on the Peeking Cat blog! We're starting off this new series of interviews with some words from the man who inspired me to start this. Michael Lee Johnson is a prolific writer who has been published in Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine several times and has had hundreds of poems published over the years. Learning about how widely published he is, I wondered what his process is when it comes to submitting his work to literary magazines. I thought an interview would be the best way to find out and share this knowledge with Peeking Cat readers, and so the first interview was born. And then I thought how interesting it would be to hear from lots of different writers and find out what motivates them, how they feel about writing, and what their writing dreams are. So every week we will be posting an interview with a different writer.

With no further ado, here is the interview with Michael Lee Johnson!

Monday, 9 January 2017

Seven Ways To Be Productive Without Actually Writing


Who says you have to have a pen in your hand or a Word document open in order to be productive? You might be in a place or situation where you’re not able to sit down and write uninterrupted, you might be stuck on where to take your story or what to write about next, or maybe you just need a break for a while. There are ways to be productive even when you’re out and about, at a friend’s house, shopping, or in bed. Here are seven ways you can keep those creative juices flowing:

Friday, 30 December 2016

We are currently accepting submissions for the magazine and for Peeking Cat Anthology 2017!

Read the submission guidelines for more information.

January 2017 Issue Out Now!


The January 2017 issue is now available!

Buy a print copy or download a free PDF version.

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