This is a short note to let you know that due to editor illness, I will be changing the publication schedule for Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine.
Instead of publishing at the end of the month every month, as of now, we will be working on an as-and-when basis. This means I’m not sure when the next issue will be released, as it all depends on my capacity to work. We might continue to publish on a monthly basis, or it might be more sporadic than that.
Hopefully this is just a temporary measure, but as I’m sure you understand, life does unfortunately get in the way sometimes and priorities need to be changed around a little. Magazine subscriptions will be paused and subscribers will be refunded for the upcoming magazine. Anthology submissions will still be looked at but we might not hit the October deadline for publication. We will just have to see how things go – I’ll keep you all updated as and when things change. Thanks for your patience!
It’s that time again – we are now accepting submissions for the Peeking Cat Anthology 2018!
We are accepting:
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.
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!
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. Continue Reading “Peeking Cat Anthology 2017 Online Book Launch Roundup!”→
If you are digitally inclined, I have good news – the anthology is now available for pre-order on Kindle! That means you can order the ebook today and it will be delivered straight to your device on Sunday 15th October.
The anthology will be out in paperback and hardback on Lulu.com on Sunday, and it will also be available in paperback and hardback on Amazon in a few weeks. Please do join us for our launch event on the Facebook page on Sunday – everyone is welcome. RSVP here!
If you are appearing in our upcoming anthology, and you have not been interviewed for the Peeking Cat blog before, I’d like to hear from you to take part in an interview before 15th October. If you would like to take part in an interview please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 4th October. I’ll send you some questions in a Word document and you’ll just need to fill it in and send it back to me (along with a photo of yourself if you’re happy for your lovely face to appear on the website). I’ll upload the interviews to the blog and also share them on the Facebook page on anthology launch day!