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Lit.cat is a monthly online literary journal managed and edited by Rachel Cruea and Seth Canner. Each issue contains a 🔥 selection of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, creative non-poetry, and visual art.

Click here to visit the submission page.

Rachel Cruea is pursuing an M.F.A in creative writing at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She spent her undergraduate years at Ohio Northern University, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of Polaris for two years. She is a native of Findlay, Ohio and her primary genre is poetry. 

After growing up in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Seth Canner has spent the last three years at Central Michigan University. He will now be pursuing an Honors degree in English literature and creative writing at the University of Greenwich this fall, where he hopes to focus on literary criticism.

Lit.cat was designed and founded by Jaron Saturnino. He doesn't really have a background in literature. Feel free to email him at tit.tat@lit.cat if you need anything related to the journal.

The Reddit Haikus on Lit.cat are run by Cyruz Lopez. Check out how he did it here.



"I like that we don’t do the things we don’t do. I like our plans on waking, when morning slinks onto our bed like a cat of light, plans we never realize because we get up late from imagining them so long."
- The Things We Don't Do, Andrés Neuman


July 3rd, 2017. Lit.cat 3.1: 
- Issues are now monthly instead of biweekly.

Dec 16, 2016. Lit.cat v3.0:
- Issues are now biweekly instead of weekly.

October 10th, 2016. Lit.cat v2.0:
- Homepage no longer looks like an undergraduate web design project
- Removed audio of a cat purring when headphone jack is plugged in
- Double-checked typography for keming problems
- Edited logo to correctly spell Lit.cat
- Added masthead with my name on it so I can cheer up when I google myself

October 4th, 2016. Lit.cat v1.1:
- Minor bug fixes.
- "T"s no longer show up as crucifixes
- Nose, he picks his
- More typography in the mixes
- Changed the litter box

September 27th, 2016. Lit.cat v1.0:
- Added white arrow .gif to guide new users towards the correct direction
- Fixed issue where the same 3 people were submitting all of the writing
- Load speed now faster than any other literary journal in existence
- Added color
- Added bonus prize at the end of the issue
- Fixed issue where donations went directly to the Republican nominee
- Removed styling that fooled readers into believing they had free will
- Added illustrations (Thanks Stephanie!)
- Changed the litter box

September 21st, 2016. Lit.cat v0.2:
- Minor bug fixes
- Poetry now has 25% reduced drag
- Added natural male enhancement
- Added issue navigation system to accommodate more than one issue
- Prevented deadly CATastrophe