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Reading Recommendations for Aspiring Romance Writers

Don’t miss this list of reading recommendations (crowdsourced from Twitter!) for our Romance Week series.

Feb 15, 2023
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Writing Jobs In Media and Publishing

This list of job opportunities for writers is updated at least twice a month. Bookmark this page to say up to date on new postings!

Jan 26, 2023
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Little Lessons from Writing Newsletters

Sometimes you just need to claw out a few paragraphs on the page and hit publish. A newsletter can teach you how.

Jan 19, 2023
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Submit Your NaNoWriMo Novel to These Contests

Are you working on a novel for National Novel Writing Month? Check out this list of contests with cash prizes for unpublished and in-progress novels.

Nov 07, 2022
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Tiny Writing Tips from the Writers of ‘Tiny Nightmares’

“Write about the terrifying by writing about the alluring.”

Oct 26, 2022
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How Do You Publicize a Book?

A roundtable discussion with Catapult’s publicity team.

Oct 12, 2022
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How Do You Publish a Book In Translation?

A roundtable discussion with Brenda Lozano, Kendall Storey, and Heather Cleary on why translation is essential to the literary landscape.

Oct 05, 2022
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Funding Opportunities for Writing and Publishing Translation

If you work in translation, check out this list of grants and fellowships with approaching deadlines.

Aug 30, 2022
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Writing a Cover Letter for a Job in the Publishing Industry

For Application Week, Catapult staffers share some of their old cover letters in hopes of providing insight into applying for positions in the writing world.

Aug 19, 2022
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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