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Decoding Rejection Letters from Literary Agents
Agents get rejected by editors, writers get rejected by agents, and we’re all trying to figure out “when they said [x], what did they really mean?”
Sep 15, 2020
Cover Photo: Texas by Gaya Khmoyan
Texas
You have proved me wrong. It is easy to love you.
Sep 07, 2020
My Marilyn
Marilyn Monroe, Possession and Book Culture
Sep 03, 2020
Cover Photo: ART BY RADISH TORDIA
GRAPES
One by one I let in soggy, limp-haired, neutral-toned people and for a matter of minutes I am just standing there like a royal guard or a well-trained Golden Retriever.
Aug 20, 2020
Cover Photo: BERNARD SIMUNOVIC
BABYFACE
This shit is not the spirit of anything. I swallow and it feels like there’s a potato chip stuck in my throat. Can we drop this?
Aug 20, 2020
Cover Photo: FERNANDO BOTERO
ORANGE JUICE
This mess has teeth and you’re too wide awake and alive and broke and out so he says he could do half now, half when you get paid Friday, if that works
Aug 20, 2020
Cover Photo: graphic created by Stella Cabot Wilson for Catapult
Managing Your Own Author Brand Online
This article is part of a new monthly column, "Legally Speaking." This installment discusses any legal issues you should consider when creating your own author brand online.
Jul 23, 2020
Genetically Modified
a story of a man and his mantis...
Jul 17, 2020
Artichokes
Walking in Quarantine
Jul 15, 2020
Cover Photo: It's Deeply Lonely to Pretend: A Conversation with Lynn Steger Strong by Svetlana Satchkova
It's Deeply Lonely to Pretend: A Conversation with Lynn Steger Strong
Svetlana Satchkova interviews Lynn Steger Strong about her new novel, WANT, and what it means to write and parent in the world today
Jul 07, 2020
Cover Photo: graphic created by Stella Cabot Wilson for Catapult
Avoiding Copyright Infringement
This article is part of a new monthly column, "Legally Speaking." This installment discusses how to make sure you won't get in trouble for using other people's work in your writing.
Jun 24, 2020
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The Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing
This article is part of a new monthly column, "Legally Speaking." This installment discusses self-publishing e-books, audio books, and print on demand copies.
May 21, 2020
Cover Photo:  You Are Not Special by Michelle Spences-Lee
You Are Not Special
"You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else."
May 14, 2020
Cover Photo: Sun and Snow by Abad Enriquez
Sun and Snow
Getting lost and finding a slice of home in Andorra
May 02, 2020
Cover Photo: Art by Jesper Waldersten
Stockholm Syndrome
Leaving a toxic relationship - with a city.
Apr 23, 2020
Cover Photo: Cover design by Peter Mendelsund and Peter A. Anderson
#TolstoyTogether
A really good page is a page that reads as though it had always been written and it merely needed to be discovered
Apr 22, 2020
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Writing About Real People
This article is part of a new monthly column, "Legally Speaking." This installment discusses writing about real people without getting into legal trouble.
Apr 22, 2020
Cover Photo: graphic created by Stella Cabot Wilson for Catapult
The Nuts & Bolts of Contracting with an Agent
This article is part of a new monthly column, "Legally Speaking." This installment explains contracts with literary agents and what you should expect.
Mar 18, 2020
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Is There Anything More Americana Than a PB&J?
Easy, cheap, and it doesn't talk... for better or worse.
Feb 19, 2020
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Something that Looks Like a Story: A Conversation with Selena Anderson
In this new monthly column, writer and Catapult instructor Jessica Wilbanks sits down with a diverse range of contemporary writers to take a close look at the craft choices they made while writing a single short story, essay, or poem.
Feb 07, 2020
Cover Photo: Was Kawhi The Raptors Saving Grace or Just Their 'Secret Stuff'? by Michelle Spences-Lee
Was Kawhi The Raptors Saving Grace or Just Their 'Secret Stuff'?
The underrated Toronto Raptors had a 58-24 record during the 2018-2019 season and won the chip. They're currently on track with a similar record. Did they have it in them the entire time?
Feb 06, 2020
Cover Photo: start with the edges by Pablo Uribe
start with the edges
noticings poem week 2
Jan 14, 2020
Cover Photo: Petty Female Criminals by Thea Goodman
Petty Female Criminals
A Story of a Greenwich Village Landmark
Jan 12, 2020
Cover Photo: The Catapult Craft Club logo has a blue sparkly background with a speech bubble cut out with scissors around the words "Craft Club"
Extending the Break: A Conversation with José Olivarez
In this new monthly column, writer and Catapult instructor Jessica Wilbanks sits down with a diverse range of contemporary writers to take a close look at the craft choices they made while writing a single short story, essay, or poem.
Nov 15, 2019
Cover Photo: The Black Tax  by Michelle Spences-Lee
The Black Tax
"No Journey is too great when one finds what he seeks."
Oct 22, 2019