Cover Photo: "The only obligation I felt was to the characters..." by Colin Drohan
"The only obligation I felt was to the characters..."
An interview with Classes instructor Fatima Farheen Mirza, the New York Times bestselling author of A PLACE FOR US, at Electric Literature
Oct 03, 2018
Cover Photo: "At times Black womanhood feels fantastic." by Stella Cabot Wilson
"At times Black womanhood feels fantastic."
Read an interview with classes instructor Wayétu Moore about new novel SHE WOULD BE KING
Sep 10, 2018
Cover Photo: The seed that started IF YOU LEAVE ME by Stella Cabot Wilson
The seed that started IF YOU LEAVE ME
Classes instructors Naima Coster and Crystal Hana Kim discuss Crystal's debut novel, IF YOU LEAVE ME
Aug 29, 2018
Cover Photo: "I wanted to write a girl’s spiritual quest story that was transgressive and wild and crazy and brave."  by Stella Cabot Wilson
"I wanted to write a girl’s spiritual quest story that was transgressive and wild and crazy and brave."
Classes instructors Rachel Lyon and Blair Hurley discuss Blair's debut novel, THE DEVOTED
Aug 29, 2018
Cover Photo: ILLUSTRATION BY JULIA WERTZ 2018
Join us at the Brooklyn Book Festival Kick-Off!
Raise a glass as the Brooklyn Book Festival kicks off at Pioneer Works on Monday, September 10
Aug 28, 2018
Cover Photo: "For an essay to fit together, I really want it to be so honest that it actually becomes dangerous." by Leigh Stein
"For an essay to fit together, I really want it to be so honest that it actually becomes dangerous."
Catapult instructors Leigh Stein and Chelsea Hodson discuss artistic sacrifices, gender expectations, and Hodson's new essay collection, TONIGHT I'M SOMEONE ELSE.
Aug 15, 2018
Cover Photo: Intern with us in New York City!  by Catapult Books
Intern with us in New York City!
We're hiring two interns for Fall 2018.
Jun 12, 2018
Cover Photo: Come Intern With Us in Portland! by Catapult Books
Come Intern With Us in Portland!
You’ll get to work with our Portland Dream Team.
May 09, 2018
Cover Photo: Art by  Zoë Petersen
IT NEEDS TO LOOK LIKE WE TRIED: A Sneak Peek Comic by Zoë Petersen
“I love creating situations that will surprise the character and force them to make difficult choices.”
May 01, 2018
Cover Photo: Catapult Staff Picks by Allie Wuest
Catapult Staff Picks
The Catapult team recommends books by Sheila Heti, Lisa Locascio, Patricia Smith, and more.
Jan 16, 2018
Cover Photo: An Interview with Reductress by Elissa Bassist
An Interview with Reductress
Catapult instructor Elissa Bassist chats with the founders and editor-at-large of “the one and only fake women’s news magazine”
Jan 11, 2018
Cover Photo: GOODBYE, SWEET GIRL / Kelly Sundberg
A Conversation with Kelly Sundberg
“I don’t feel fear when I write about the abuse; I just feel that the writing is necessary.”
Dec 15, 2017
Cover Photo: Maxine Hong Kingston and Morgan Parker/Photos: Paul Mandebaum and Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Writing Prompt: Who Are Your Literary Heroes?
They say “Never meet your heroes”, but it makes for a great story.
Dec 12, 2017
Cover Photo: Meredith Talusan
A Conversation with Meredith Talusan
“I didn't have a lot of connections when I started writing, but I’d spent a lot of time making sure I had something to say and could say it well.”
Nov 27, 2017
Cover Photo: Intern with us in New York City! by Colin Drohan
Intern with us in New York City!
We’re hiring two interns for winter/spring 2018.
Nov 07, 2017
Cover Photo: Catapult Staff Picks by Allie Wuest
Catapult Staff Picks
This week we’re reading books by Masha Gessen, Carmen Maria Machado, CAConrad, and more.
Nov 06, 2017
Cover Photo: Eid al Adha prayer in Qatrun, Libya, 2015 / photo courtesy of Abdulhadi Soliman
TinyLetter of the Month: Nour Naas, “Absence”
“to hear the arabic phrases i haven’t heard since mama died, and to remember so much from them. to feel loved because i feel seen.”
Nov 02, 2017
Cover Photo: Logo: Theresa Berens/ Boss Dotty
A Conversation with Amanda Woytus, Host of Life TK
Meet Amanda Woytus, a Catapult Writing Program alumna & a podcast host for women whose futures are yet to be written.
Oct 27, 2017
Cover Photo: The Literary Pet of the Month is Gretel by Ayn Imperato
The Literary Pet of the Month is Gretel
My husband liked her because her ears looked like Yoda’s.
Oct 17, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Catapult Staff: What Makes You a Better Writer?
Absorb everything. Write most of it down. If it's still magic after you finish, cut until all that is left are the words you want.
Oct 11, 2017
Cover Photo: Catapult Staff Picks by Allie Wuest
Catapult Staff Picks
The Catapult staff recommends fiction, poetry, essays, films, manga, and more.
Oct 10, 2017
Cover Photo: A Conversation With Catapult Instructor David Burr Gerrard by Stella Cabot Wilson
A Conversation With Catapult Instructor David Burr Gerrard
“Non-existence is a reasonably pleasant state, and if you’re going to use language to conjure people out of that reasonably pleasant non-existence and on to the terrifying page, you owe them your soul."
Oct 05, 2017
Cover Photo: Carmella! / photo courtesy of the author
TinyLetter of the Month: Carrie Frye, “Lit Me Up”
“Hoping if these days feel dark to you (as they often do to me), there are also sparks and blazes and fragments of light to stay with you.”
Oct 05, 2017
Cover Photo: Happy Publication Day to RESERVOIR 13 by Catapult Books
Happy Publication Day to RESERVOIR 13
From the booksellers who love it.
Oct 03, 2017
Cover Photo: Marcia Butler’s Creative Imperative by Marcia Butler
Marcia Butler’s Creative Imperative
“There are so many ways to tell any story, just as there are thousands of ways to play a Mozart melody.”
Sep 27, 2017
Cover Photo: Catapult Staff Picks by Allie Wuest
Catapult Staff Picks
The books we’re reading aloud, reading to ourselves, and planning to read next.
Sep 25, 2017
Cover Photo: NYC: Hope to see you at the Soft Skull party this Sunday at The Kitchen! by Stella Cabot Wilson
NYC: Hope to see you at the Soft Skull party this Sunday at The Kitchen!
Soft Skull is hosting five of our authors for a free evening of readings, drinks, music, and revelry!
Sep 15, 2017
Cover Photo: Happy Publication Day to A LOVING, FAITHFUL ANIMAL  by Catapult Books
Happy Publication Day to A LOVING, FAITHFUL ANIMAL
The debut novel NYLON called “gorgeously written.”
Sep 12, 2017
Cover Photo: Catapult Staff Picks by Allie Wuest
Catapult Staff Picks
The Catapult staff recommends books by Javier Marías, Jenny Zhang, Jesmyn Ward, and more.
Sep 11, 2017
Cover Photo: photo courtesy of the author
TinyLetter of the Month: Maud Newton, “Notes from the Child of a White Supremacist”
“My father is the first thing I think about when I consider the importance of not being silent.”
Sep 07, 2017
Cover Photo: Karen      Bender’s Patented Ten Commandments for Becoming a Writer by Karen Bender
Karen Bender’s Patented Ten Commandments for Becoming a Writer
Karen shares practical, easy-to-implement steps to become a writer.
Sep 06, 2017
Cover Photo: Catapult Staff Picks by Allie Wuest
Catapult Staff Picks
The Catapult team recommends books by José Saramago, Lucy Ives, Morgan Jerkins, and more.
Aug 29, 2017
Cover Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt, a very good pup
The Literary Pet of the Month is Eleanor Roosevelt
Unlike our longest-serving First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt the Dog was the shortest-serving bookshop dog.
Aug 24, 2017
Cover Photo: A Toast to MONTPELIER PARADE by Catapult Books
A Toast to MONTPELIER PARADE
The debut novel that The Guardian called “pitch-perfect” is on sale today!
Aug 22, 2017
Cover Photo: Crystal Hana Kim
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Crystal Hana Kim
“Preserving a child’s viewpoint while attending to the adult reader seemed like a fun challenge.”
Aug 18, 2017
Cover Photo: The EDISTO Reissue Is Here, and Roy Blount, Jr. Has Something to Say About It by Catapult Books
The EDISTO Reissue Is Here, and Roy Blount, Jr. Has Something to Say About It
From the Foreword by Roy Blount, Jr.: “This is the funniest damn book, and so adroit, and so serious, so full of unforced heart.”
Aug 15, 2017
Cover Photo: Catapult Staff Picks by Allie Wuest
Catapult Staff Picks
What do you do when you want a Flannery O’Connor book cover tattoo but hate birds?
Aug 14, 2017
Cover Photo: Grace Oluseyi
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Grace Oluseyi
“The story had always been about two halves of a couple using each other to get what they want.”
Aug 09, 2017
Cover Photo: photo courtesy of the author
TinyLetter of the Month: Jamila Osman, “Notes from Ramallah”
“Writing these letters is my way of laying siege to the silences that I have learned to harbor.”
Aug 08, 2017
Cover Photo: Ben Shattuck
A Conversation with PEN America Best Debut Short Story Author Ben Shattuck
“I like to think of the people I personally know placed in deep history.”
Aug 07, 2017