Favors by Cathryn Essinger   Cathryn Essinger is the author of three prize winning books of poetry.  Her work has also appeared in a wide variety of literary magazines.  She does own a cherry tree, and now owns a ladder.


Place(less)ness by Laurel Nakanishi   Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Laurel Nakanishi is the author of the prize-winning chapbook Manoa|Makai, and the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to Nicaragua.  She currently lives with her partner in Miami, Florida.


Americana Make Believe by John Ling Art by Ariel Johnson John Ling is a Phoenix­-area percussionist and composer. Ariel Johnson is an illustrator currently residing in California. Besides art, she likes violins, video games, and old bookstores. Check out more of her work at www.Art-by-Ariel.com.

They say it’s your birthday. It’s my birthday too, yeah.

Four! It’s a magic number. Yes it is. It’s a magic number. Because it’s our fourth birthday today. It doesn’t seem entirely fathomable that we’ve been doling out zest-infused literary postcards to you for four whole years. If HOOT was a person it would have already mastered the beginnings of language acquisition (and then on […]


  DON’T YOU EVER DARE MARRY A BOOK COLLECTOR! by Moshe Prigan Moshe Prigan lives in Haifa, Israel. His fiction has been published in The Bear Review (Ireland), Tales from the Shadow Realm, Genesis Science Fiction Society, 34th Parallel, Witch Works, Fuck Fiction and A Quiet Courage.

HOOT POSTCARD 48, September 2015

Eye in the sky  by Rosa Valerie Campbell Art by Ariel Johnson Rosa Valerie Campbell lives in London where she writes, teaches kids to read and reads some fat books herself. She has just finished her first novel. Find her work at rosavaleriecampbell.com Ariel Johnson is an illustrator currently residing in California. Besides art, she […]

Pictured Pause Winners

The Monologging and HOOT contest has come to a close (see here for reminders on what I’m blabbing about). We were extremely impressed with the great submissions we saw during the springtime competition, and love the final results. This is just a brief sample of the lovely work that won the Pictured Pause contest: Check out the […]

Decorating with HOOT

We love when our subscribers share how they display their issues of HOOT. Thanks Ana for decorating with our little literary magazine! Brightening up white walls! We always love seeing how you share HOOT!

Three! It’s a magic number!

From chicken sandwiches to turnips, and everything in between, this month HOOT celebrates its third birthday! YAY!! It’s been three years worth of bite-sized literature brought to you in whimsical ways. And it’s because of your readership that we’ve been able to bring bitty poems and stories to the masses – whether it’s at AWP or […]

Mysterious Mail

HOOT has chronicled its love of receiving random mail-based mysteries before (like here and here). And that hasn’t changed. Not so long ago (well, a bit of awhile ago – blame this editor for the delay) we got a new mail mystery. It seems to be from postcard enthusiasts that tell entire tales, in several […]

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