About Peeking Cat

Peeking Cat is an online magazine, annual anthology, and soon to be an all-round writing community and resource – wait until you see what we have planned for 2021!

At Peeking Cat, we like writing that tells the truth in some way, by daring to be honest about something important, or by finding something beautiful to say about everyday things. We hold a special place for writing the self and writing for wellbeing.

We love short work including poetry, flash fiction, and anything that inhabits the hybrid space in between, including nonfiction, memoir and visual poetry.

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. Maybe you observing the self – the inside world, or the outside world. You could be an indoor cat or an outdoor cat maybe you’ve been distracted by a box, spent an exhilarating afternoon chasing a mouse, or sat and listened to your humans telling you all their troubles.

Current Format

Peeking Cat has existed in a couple of different formats. Currently, we publish one piece of work per week on the website and we release an anthology of all work every October.

Send us your stuff

We love receiving your submissions, and we are currently accepting works! Please read the submission guidelines for details on what we’re looking for.

About the Editor

Sam Rose is a writer living in Northamptonshire, England with her partner. She is currently studying for her PhD, researching the benefits of creative writing for cancer survivors. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing and has been published in several anthologies and literary magazines. She has also published her first poetry chapbook, Empowerthy, with themes of empathy, empowerment and cancer survivorship.

To see the kind of work she says yes to, take a look at some previous issues of Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine. Find out more about Sam at her blog or follow her on Twitter @writersamr.

Interviews with the Editor

Interview at Six Questions For…
Interview at AdamLevonBrown.org
An interview with the editor on Duotrope