Postcard From Leningrad by Ryan Griffith art by Cesar Valtierra Ryan Griffith currently lives in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  His work has appeared in FlashFiction.Net, 100-Word Story, Fiction Southeast, and the Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Stories of 2012. Cesar Valtierra is a graphic artist. To escape the drudgery of life, he draws. He also hangs out with his fiancée […]

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 […]

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 […]

The many ways to enjoy HOOT

We might be biased, but we think that our subscribers are among the best and most talented people in the world. Universe. Forever. And even though that’s our opinion, we now have proof that we have the most creative and interesting subscribers. Ever. Britt Gambino, who works and teaches at Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City, was kind […]

We came, we saw, we stamped owls on you

Whoa, Seattle, you ruled. We’ve returned from the land of writers and journals a little weathered, a little tired, and a lot grateful. Thanks to everyone that stopped by to play our dice game of DOOM, and to everyone that subscribed. Were you one of the lucky recipients of good publishing karma from our Publishing […]

Your letters delight us

Since we run a postcard magazine it should come as no surprise that we love mail. The kookier the better (or the more avant garde the better). We recently received this mailed submission (we think it was a mailed submission?) and while we couldn’t accept the enclosed poem for the online or print issue, we […]