The Editors


Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of Jaya Saxena; book cover by Quirk Books
Jaya Saxena on Giving Ourselves Permission

“If you pick up a crystal and suddenly your writer’s block is gone, it’s not the crystal—it’s you using an object to allow yourself to think differently.”

Feb 26, 2021
Cover Photo: Photographs courtesy of the authors
A Roundtable With the PEN America Best Debut Short Stories Judges: Tracy O’Neill, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth

So many of the stories I liked best played with understatement and a sort of quiet, confident pacing.

Aug 25, 2020
Cover Photo: An image of  artist Maryam Sefati  in a plaid shirt with a cactus behind her
“Don’t stop drawing”: Maryam Sefati, Catapult Artist for June 2020

“In illustration, we have to understand the writer's mind as much as we can to make the work.”

Jun 30, 2020
Cover Photo: An image of artist Lyli Fend at her desk
Putting it Down on Paper: Lyli Feng Catapult Artist for May 2020

I feel like it has made the illustrators' community more connected than I realized before.

Jun 05, 2020
Cover Photo: A photograph of a Black American woman in front of portraits she illustrated that depict iconic Black women of American culture
“Be mindful of what you consume visually every day.”: Monica Ahanonu, Catapult Artist for April 2020

“I try and represent many types of beauty to show that everyone is beautiful in their own way.”

May 06, 2020
Cover Photo: Photo by Bao Ngo
“It’s important for artists to evolve, to try new things”: Christina Chung, Catapult Artist for March 2020

“At art school, finding ‘A Style’ was the constant and collective struggle of all of us students—trying to find a way to define ourselves and stand out.”

Mar 30, 2020
Cover Photo: An image of the artist
“Craft your style carefully to own it!”: Shanee Benjamin, Catapult Artist for February 2020

“Find a unique niche and rock out! Understand that your illustration style is yours.”

Feb 28, 2020
Cover Photo: Photograph of artist Sirin Thada in her studio
“Every moment in life becomes a treasure hunt for inspiration”: Sirin Thada, Catapult Artist for January 2020

“I love that I get to read vivid stories, collaborate and connect with thoughtful and kind people, and learn new things all the time.”

Jan 31, 2020
Cover Photo: Illustration by Tallulah Pomeroy for Catapult
Apply for Catapult Magazine’s Fall 2019 Editorial Fellowship!

We’re looking for a full-time, paid editorial fellow to work on our daily digital magazine.

Aug 16, 2019
Cover Photo: Left: Amy Feltman, right: Rumaan Alam, photo credit: David A. Land
We’re Queer, We’re Peers, We’ve Literally Taught Here

Meet the LGBTQ+ instructors of Catapult!

Jun 21, 2018