The Plunge, 1929 by Kara Vernor  Kara Vernor has received scholarships from the Elizabeth George Foundation and Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference. Her fiction chapbook, Because I Wanted to Write You a Pop Song, is available from Split Lip Press.


The Matter of Confusion by M.J. Smith M.J. Smith teaches composition, literature, mythology, and assorted arcane disciplines at the City College of San Francisco. He lives windward of Mount Diablo, California and considers this very important.


Corpuscle by Shoshana Akabas photography by Cassandra Panek   – Shoshana Akabas is an MFA student at Columbia University, where she also teaches undergraduate writing. She studied English and organic chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and now lives in New York City. Cassandra Panek is a Philadelphia photographer and writer in a love affair […]


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.

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 […]

What HOOT did on our summer vacation

Now that everyone is back at school, it would probably be a good time to let you know what we were up to on our summer vacation. HOOT packed their satchels and flew over to the great state of Massachusetts to teach a seminar on writing flash fiction to the brilliant BIMA students studying at […]

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 […]

Congratulations to our winners!

It was an exceptionally difficult choice but we’ve finally picked our winners from The Avenues Writing Center micro fiction contest. After many hours of reading, re-reading, re-re-reading, deliberation, and re-deliberation our panel of experts (hmmm…sort of experts) has chosen winners. We had so much fun reading the creative gems sent into us by these writers […]

HOOT hosts a Micro Fiction contest for Young Writers at the Avenues Writing Center

To drum up interest in flash fiction among Avenues’ middle school student body, The Avenues Writing Center (in New York) has recently launched a series of flash fiction writing contests for their students. One of these contests will be writing micro-fiction to accompany postcard-sized artwork that the students have created recently. …Postcard-sized? Microfiction? Sound familiar? […]

A blog! A blog! We have an, occasionally updated, blog (we’ll only put the coolest stuff on here, promise)!

Hello HOOT followers, It might surprise you that at HOOT we are comprised of real humans that help create, develop, and mail out your monthly postcard and put up the online edition. We’re alive! We come from all different creative and educational backgrounds, which is a big help in how we pick such diverse literature […]