Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of the author; book jacket via Algonquin Books
Writing to Preserve My Family on the Page

Family has blessed my life and trusted me to tell our stories for true. To render us on the page in recognizable ways. From the first word to the last.

Sep 27, 2022
Cover Photo: An image of a woman with a baby
Becoming Fluent in Baby Talk

Parenting didn’t just change the way I talked and behaved, it changed the way I saw the world.

Sep 27, 2022
Cover Photo: A n old photograph in sepia tones of a baby sitting on a checkered couch with her young parents, who are dressed in nineties-style clothing. In the top left corner of the photo is a black and white stamp that says "Translation Week Sep. 2022" in the style of a passport stamp.
Translating the Immigrant Experience Into Fiction

These stories are my inheritance, which is not the same as sole ownership.

Sep 26, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a row of students in a classroom, all masked, all rapt with attention.
So You Want to Apply for an MFA
For our Application Week series, MFA directors and professors discuss common misconceptions, how they support students, and answer that ubiquitous question: Is getting an MFA worth it?
Aug 15, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph shows three young men sitting on a picturesque rolling green hill. Sheep graze around them and there are blue mountains reaching up into fluffy white clouds in the distance.
A Person of Color’s Guide to Navigating Writing Residencies
For our Application Week series, Hannah Bae writes about applying to and attending writing residencies as a person of color—along with tips from about ten other writers who identify as BIPOC.
Aug 17, 2022
Cover Photo: A panel of three women sitting at a judges' table in front of a window. One has a laptop in front of her,  a second is taking notes, and a third is speaking.
How to Apply for Grants and Residencies
As part of our Application Week series, Jasmine Dreame Wagner writes about putting together your strongest proposal to get funding for your work-in-progress.
Cover Photo: This photograph looks through golden grasses in a prairie as the sun sets, washing the field in orange light.
RATIONING SWEETGRASS
a steadfast soul-birth, tried and true / this is where you sing creation into being
Sep 22, 2022
Cover Photo: Photograph by Lucia Macedo/okeykat/Unsplash
Complicit Poem
When was the last time you chose / a glass of pinot over fair pay?
Sep 13, 2022
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
GET FUCKED & DIE! Poetica
Though, no man can disappoint me / as much as the body I was / born into. Kidding, obvi. I’m Chilling!
Aug 30, 2022
Cover Photo: An image of two silhouettes about to kiss
A Lesson
Neither of you knew that your night together would smash everything.
Sep 23, 2022
Cover Photo: An illustration of an immaculately dressed older man wearing a straw pork-pie hat and smoking a cigarette in an old-fashioned holder. He is sitting in a garden between long, sculpted rows of lilac bushes.
The Benefactor
The bills were too thick to conceal in my pocket, so I reached inside my briefs and hid them there.
Sep 16, 2022
Cover Photo: This illustration shows a man peering into the blue light in the fridge at a woman draped in scrambled eggs. She is surrounded by milk bottles and fruits and other foodstuffs one might find in the fridge.
Egg Mother
“I’m staging an intervention,” my husband says. “I miss my wife. I can’t be married to scrambled eggs anymore. You have to see a therapist.”
Sep 09, 2022