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, 5 August 2017

Writer Interview: Ngozi Olivia Osuoha

Our latest writer interview is with Ngozi Olivia Osuoha! Her passion for writing is so clear through her answers to the questions - I love it.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

July Issue Out Now!

The July 2017 issue of Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine is out now!

We're a little bit early this month because I'm off to Sweden on Friday to visit sunny (hopefully) Stockholm for a week! So the editor won't be around from 30th June until 7th July, but if you need anything just drop me an email and I'll reply to you when I get back.

I hope your summer is going great so far, and that this issue brings a little sunshine to your day!

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Peeking Cat Perspectives - May 2017

Hi all! Here is May's Peeking Cat Perspectives. Here's how it works:

1. Take a look at the image below and write something inspired about it. It can be a poem, prose, or just a few lines.
2. Submit your writing by commenting on this blog post. All posts are moderated just so that we don't get any spam, so they might not appear straight away.
3. You might want to avoid looking at other people's responses before you write your own, so that you're not influenced by them. We want to get as many diverse pieces of writing as possible!

There is more information about Peeking Cat Perspectives here. I'm interested to see how art influences each of us differently! Where is this place? Who is in the balloons and where will they land? Who is inside the lighthouse? Tell us.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Writer Interview: Katie Lewington

Our writer interview this week is with Katie Lewington! Katie appeared in the Peeking Cat Anthology 2016, and we reviewed her poetry chapbook Put Me Down, I’m Terrible in Issue 19 last October.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Writer Interview: Laura Decamara

Our interview this week is with Laura Decamara! We're talking growing our vocabulary, dreaming of film adaptations, and more.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Writer Interview: Ken Allan Dronsfield

This week we're with Ken Allan Dronsfield, talking about jotting down the weird and the wacky, and leaving a legacy.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Writer Interview: Mariela Cordero

This week we're with Mariela Cordero, talking about the joy of writing, and the challenges of being true to yourself as a writer.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Writer Interview: Danielle Kirwan

English and Theatre Studies student Danielle Kirwan joins us this week to talk about using poetry to tackle important and controversial issues within society. Enjoy!