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: This photograph is a collection of aesthetically pleasing pickle jars. We see cucumbers, asparagus, carrots, kimchi, and a few other varieties of cabbage, all lined up in colorful jars on a kitchen counter.
Pickles Taught Me the Art of Self-Preservation

I was not suspended in a timeless brine like my pickles. I was not a stoic javelin of cellulose waiting to strike a bored palette. My answers would not be in rigidity, in control.

Sep 22, 2022
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: An image of some bills 100 dollar bills on fire
A Fully Funded MFA Doesn’t Mean Financial Security
As part of our Application Week series, Katerina Ivanov Prado writes about financial insecurity while pursuing her MFA, community, and resilience.
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: An image of a person looking at a reflection in the mirror
What I Wish I Knew As a Younger Writer
For our Application Week series, Sari Botton on writing for trade publications and what advice she wished she had received.
Aug 18, 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 illustration of a figure on a terrace, looking out on a red lake
anak ko
past mahal / dressed in the garments / of two pronouns.
Jul 08, 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
Cover Photo: An illustrated of a woman who is an archer
Sunkiller
We wanted to embellish her legend, but now we were only the witnesses of her want.
Sep 02, 2022