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.


The Kudu Bull by Evan Nicholls Art by Anil Sooknanan Evan Nicholls is a high school student and musician from Fauquier County, Virginia. He attends Highland School (2016) in Warrenton, VA. He reads Breece D’J Pancake, listens to Damien Rice, and sings likes he swears; often. Anil Sooknanan is an illustrator and graphic designer. His work can […]


  A Matter of Time by Maurice Devitt Art by Luka Fisher Design by Anil Sooknanan Maurice Devitt is the winner of the Trocaire/Poetry Ireland Prize 2015. He has been been published in journals in Ireland, England, Scotland, Romania, India, Australia, Mexico and the US. Art: Luka Fisher is an LA-based artist &producer. You can follow his work […]


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 […]

HOOT Postcard 47, August 2015

Yellow By Edward Bowman Art by Elizabeth Reindl Edward Bowman was born in Britain, raised in Africa and now lives in Japan. He writes short, short stories on busy, busy trains. Elizabeth Reindl is a designer and illustrator living in Philadelphia. She also performs comedy and likes to pet dogs. Find out more atwww.elizabethreindl.com

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 […]

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