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Who We Are

When you enroll in a writing workshop at Catapult, you join a community that extends beyond the classroom.

We believe in community and mentorship, in rigorous feedback and revision. We know that an inspiring live event can be just as sustaining as finishing a draft, and that writers need other writers to thrive. Think of Catapult’s writing program as an MFA program without barriers—open to writers emerging and established, with affordable, day-job-friendly classes that are led, always, by writers and publishing professionals at the center of the cultural conversation.

Classes meet online and in-person at our NYC offices. All of our six-week workshops are intimate, ranging in size from 5 to 8 writers, and we offer a variety of generative day-long master classes and intensives focused on the practical aspects of the writing life. Long after class is complete, we promote our students' work and celebrate their successes.

From November 15 to December 15, our partner Electric Literature is accepting applications for scholarships to Catapult classes, thanks to the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Applicants must reside in New York City, and the scholarships cannot be applied toward online courses. For more information, and to apply, visit Electric Literature's Submittable page.

“If you're looking to launch your writing career, whether fledgling or on the brink, or simply want to be a part of a nurturing community, Catapult is the ultimate one-stop shop.”

Village Voice names Catapult the “Best Place to Meet Your Literary Heroes and Get Better at Writing, Too”

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