Peeking Cat Anthology 2018 Now Open For Submissions!

It’s that time again – we are now accepting submissions for the Peeking Cat Anthology 2018!

We are accepting:

  • Poetry
  • Flash fiction (up to 2,000 words)
  • Artwork and photography (please bear in mind that in the print copies of the book, these will be published in black and white only, but they will be in colour in the Kindle version.)

Send up to three poems and two stories in one email – either in the body of the email or as one attachment. There is no limit on how much artwork you can send. Please clearly indicate whether your submission is for the anthology or the magazine when emailing us. To find out more about the anthology, take a look at the 2017 edition.

Deadline: 31st August 2018

Welcome to the New Peeking Cat Website & Forum!

Hi all!

You might have noticed we’ve had a bit of a facelift around here. I’ve moved the website from Blogger to WordPress, which means we have an exciting new addition to the website – a forum!

I tried to keep the website as similar to the old one as possible because we still need to have all the same pages and blog categories, and I also love our background image kitty with those striking blue eyes. So I hope it’s not too much of a change for everyone, but I am excited that we have our own dedicated place on the site where we can chat.

One of the best things about Peeking Cat is the community, and that has been particularly apparent in the past couple of months when we had our first ever online book launch. The forum is a place where everyone can talk about writing, get advice, share work in progress, and meet new writer friends. It’s also a place where you can find out the latest news from Peeking Cat and let me know what you would like to see on the website and in the magazine. Who are your favourite Peeking Cat poets? What do you think could be improved? And there’s a final area where we can chat about anything else that doesn’t fit in the other forums.

You need to create an account to start chatting in the forum, which only takes a minute and you can do that here. If you’re wondering what to do first, start by introducing yourself and saying hello to everyone else in the welcome forum. I hope to see as many of you as possible there!

Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine Issue 31 – November 2017

Issue 31 is here, and now available to read right here on the Peeking Cat Poetry website! If you enjoy reading the magazine, please consider buying a print copy for only £2.99 excluding postage.

How to download: Click on the arrow icon in the top right-hand corner of the PDF below to open it in a new window. In the window that opens up you’ll see a download icon in the right-hand corner.

5 Things I Learned From Our First Online Book Launch

Two weeks ago, we had our first online book launch here at Peeking Cat Poetry. I thought of having a book launch because I wanted the release of our new anthology to be extra special – a real event. During the event, an attendee said it was her first online book launch and that she was interested to see how it worked. Well, so was I! And that brings me onto the first of five things I learned from organising and hosting our first online book launch:

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Peeking Cat Anthology 2017 Online Book Launch Roundup!

Hello all! As promised, here is a roundup of events from our first ever online book launch! The launch took place on Sunday 15th October for two hours, and it featured interviews, competitions, and more to celebrate the launch of Peeking Cat Anthology 2017! If you missed the event, don’t worry because not only is everything on the Facebook page, but I’ve put together a summary of everything that happened, right here.
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