Edition 4 is now available

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This edition is dedicated to the theme of Exploration where words question our mortality, our time allotted to us, provoking us to live our dreams and aspirations, and to explore the miracles of the world around us.

The grey area between poetry and the short story has blurred to an indescribable smudge over the past year. The emergence of dribbles, drabbles, hint, smoke, twiction, sudden pros, threshold fiction, nano, micro fiction, short shots and flash makes categorising these forms extremely difficult.

So with this in mind, our contributors will not have their work boxed into a set category, but rather, the words be allowed to mingle to create a beautiful experience for the reader.

We are also very blessed to have the artistic works from A Mitchell and Wayne Burke.

Our contributors include:

Margie Riley

 John Grey

 Jonathan Jones

Carolyn Elias

Katherine Givens

Carolyn Elias

Scott Archer Jones

Rebekah Galas

Valentina Cano

Hal O’Leary

Peter Baxter

The latest issue is available here –  CWT Edition 4  is a free download.  Please distribute amongst your network.

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Finalists for Edition 4

Congratulations to our finalists for Edition 4 of Cats with Thumbs.

In no particular order here are the entries which will be published in the next edition. 

Petrichor by  Margie Riley

Bull Train by John Grey

Man with Scar by John Grey

A Memory of Reading the War Poets aged 15,  Jonathan Jones

Risks and Regrets Katherine Givens

Lady in the Water  by Carolyn D. Elias

I, Bullet by Carolyn D. Elias

Who She Wasn’t by Scott  Jones 

Bright and Beautiful by Peter Baxter

Where the Coward Hides by Katherine Givens

Fears Presence by  Rebekah Galas

Mist by  Rebekah Galas

Cold by Valentina Cano

My Life by Hal O’Leary

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Edition 4 has been shortlisted

We are delighted to announce our shortlist for the December Edition of Cats with Thumbs. The Finalists list will be printed here.

These are both short stories and poems, listed in no particular order and are printed ( caps or no capitals) as the submitter entered their details . The quality and standard was extremely high, so it will be difficult to select our final collection for our next edition.

I, Bullet by Carolyn D. Elias

A Memory of Reading the War Poets aged 15,  Jonathan Jones

Petrichor by   Margie Riley

All things Bright and Beautiful by Peter Baxter

Nothing they could Do by  Kim Farleigh

Risks and Regrets by Katherine Givens

Bull Train by John Grey

Lady in the Water  by Carolyn D. Elias

Where the Coward Hides by Katherine Givens

Ashen Bones by James Piatt

Jo Jo our Cat Ricard Sattnni

Risks and Regrets by Katherine Givens

Fears Presence by  Rebekah Galas

Mist by  Rebekah Galas

Tara by Adreyo Sen

A Place Interstitial by Keith  Moul   

Where the Coward Hides by Katherine Givens

Graveyard of Walls  by John Tustin

Like the Cantaloupe by Katarina Boudreaux

Graveyard of Walls by John Tustin

Overflowing/Empty by John Tustin

Who She Wasn’t by Scott  Jones 

Roots of Heaven  by  Richard King Perkins II

Man with Scar by John Grey

Cold by Valentina Cano

My Life by Hal O’Leary

Society by Hal O’Leary

The Cigar Box by Karin Gall

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Edition 3 is out now!

May 2015 cover 6It is the intention of Cats with Thumbs to create opportunities for emerging artists in order to foster their creative growth and provide exposure. There is a plethora of quality anthologies and competitions focused on genre fiction, but very little to encourage emerging literary fiction writers, poets and creative artists. It is Cats with Thumbs intention to fill that gap.  Something beautiful that we also  want to recognise is the integral part artwork makes as a creative form and welcome emerging artists to submit their work for inclusion to the anthologies.

Cats with Thumbs  publish a free blogzine twice a year. In addition, we plan to publish on Amazon, a “best of” chosen from favourite pieces, in July each year.

This edition is dedicated to the theme of restlessness where words question our mortality, our time allotted to us, provoking us to live our dreams and aspirations, and to explore the miracles of the world around us.

The grey area between poetry and the short story has blurred to an indescribable smudge over the past year. The emergence of dribbles, drabbles, hint, smoke, twiction, sudden pros, threshold fiction, nano, micro fiction, short shots and flash makes categorising these forms extremely difficult.

So with this in mind, our contributors will not have their work boxed into a set category, but rather, the words be allowed to mingle to create a beautiful experience for the reader.

We are also very blessed to have the artistic works from Kate Murray, A Mitchell and Bec Vella – Miller.

Our contributors include:

Lana Bella

Dr. Wilson F. Engel, III,

Kim Farleigh

Brian Robert Flynn

Katherine Givens

Warren Paul Glover

John Grey

Gwen Hart

Ruchira Mandal

Hans Mutchek

Keith Moul

Dr. Piatt

J.R. Wirth’s

Adreyo Sen

Larry Schug

Claudette J. Young

The May issue is available here  CWT May 2015  as a free download.  Please distribute amongst your network.

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May 2015, Edition 3 – Line Up announced

Congratulations to the selected finalists for our May 2015 edition of Cats with Thumbs.

In no particular order ( using submitters preferred caps/ no caps formatting for their name and titles)
Sudden Shower – John Grey
THE GREAT SLEEP – Lana Bella
The Stubborn Girl – Katherine Givens
Delicacy – Kim Farleigh
Goodnight – John Grey
AFTER CLEARING WOODS ALONG THE FENCELINE – Keith Moul
BLURRED AMETHYST – Lana Bella
Red Beech Tree – Lana Bella
My Daughter at Play – Adreyo Sen
Doll – Larry Schugl
A Walk Amongst the Trees – jeff wirth
Reverse Slot Machine – Gwen Hart
PEEPSHOW – Brian Flynn
The Unwritten Song – james piatt
The Appraisal – Wilson Engel
The Land of Dreams – Ruchira Mandal
Blood Diamond – Warren Glover
Mirrors & the softest light of the sun – Hans Mutchek
Fairy Bugs and Sunshine – Claudette Young
Daddy’s Secrets – Warren Glover

A huge thank you and congratulations to artist Kate Murray and photographer Bec Miller for their beautiful selected work which will be also included in the May Edition.

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Shortlist for May 2015 edition

We are delighted to announce our shortlist for the May Edition of Cats with Thumbs. The Finalists list will be printed here.

These are both short stories and poems, listed in no particular order and are printed ( caps or no capitals) as the submitter entered their details . The quality and standard was extremely high, so it will be difficult to select our final collection for our next edition.

Sudden Shower – John Grey
A paradise by Pijush Kanti Deb
THE GREAT SLEEP – Lana Bella
The Stubborn Girl – Katherine Givens
Delicacy – Kim Farleigh
Goodnight – John Grey
Bushfires – Warren Glover
AFTER CLEARING WOODS ALONG THE FENCELINE – Keith Moul
BLURRED AMETHYST – Lana Bella
Red Beech Tree – Lana Bella
Dr. Chapman’s Insight – Donal Mahoney
Flood – T. A. Stanley
Beauty, Wisdom, and Love Obtained – Katherine Givens
My Daughter at Play – Adreyo Sen
Doll – Larry Schug
One Untitled Poem – Bekah Steimel
A Walk Amongst the Trees – jeff wirth
Reverse Slot Machine – Gwen Hart
PEEPSHOW – Brian Flynn
The Unwritten Song – james piatt
The Appraisal – Wilson Engel
The Land of Dreams – Ruchira Mandal
Blood Diamond – Warren Glover
Mirrors & the softest light of the sun – Hans Mutchek
Fairy Bugs and Sunshine – Claudette Young
Daddy’s Secrets – Warren Glover

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November 2014 Issue out now

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It is the intention of Cats with Thumbs to create opportunities for emerging artists in order to foster their creative growth and provide exposure. There is a plethora of quality anthologies and competitions focused on genre fiction, but very little to encourage emerging literary fiction writers, poets and creative artists. It is Cats with Thumbs intention to fill that gap.  Something beautiful that we also  want to recognise is the integral part artwork makes as a creative form and welcome emerging artists to submit their work for inclusion to the anthologies.

Cats with Thumbs  publish a free blogzine twice a year. In addition, we plan to publish on Amazon, a “best of” chosen from favourite pieces, in July each year.

Novembers Issue has just been published with the theme for this edition as “exploration”.

The grey area between poetry and the short story has blurred to an indescribable smudge over the past year. The emergence of dribbles, drabbles, hint, smoke, twiction, sudden pros, threshold fiction, nano, micro fiction, short shots and flash makes categorising these forms extremely difficult. 

So with this in mind, our contributors to the new look Cats with Thumbs Literary magazine have not had their work boxed into a set category, but rather, the words be allowed to mingle to create a beautiful experience for the reader.

With stunning photographs and artwork mingling amongst the words, this is a feast for the soul.  Readers are encouraged to download and freely distribute amongst their networks.

Contributors include:

 Suvi Mahonen 

Warren Paul Glover

Kate Murray

silent Lotus

 Tim Greaton

 Gary Hunter 

A Mitchell

Kim Johnson

 Frank Scozzari

Patrick Welsh

Bec Millar

 Mary Mageau

 Janet Shell Anderson

The November Issue is available for free download here

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