Cover Photo: Getting to the Truth by Taylor Plimpton
Getting to the Truth
The wonderfully impossible task of the creative nonfiction writer
Apr 23, 2019
Cover Photo: Sinkholes by Cailey  Lindberg
Sinkholes
"Disabled girl," he would probably call me if it were polite to notice someone's legs twitch uncontrollably.
Apr 21, 2019
Cover Photo: photo credit to BriAnne Wills
Literary Pet of the Month: Claude
This is Catapult's literary pet of the month column. Stay tuned each month for new bookish animal friends!
Mar 15, 2019
Cover Photo: Hi, Bruce!
Literary Pet of February: Bruce
This is Catapult's literary pet of the month column. Stay tuned each month for new bookish animal friends!
Feb 27, 2019
Cover Photo: Fear and Trembling by Darlene McLeod
Fear and Trembling
Years of complacency undone by one little pill
Feb 20, 2019
Cover Photo: Deadline extended: Intern with our books team in NYC! by Catapult Books
Deadline extended: Intern with our books team in NYC!
Apply to be a full-time publishing intern with Catapult and Soft Skull Press in New York for Spring/Summer 2019
Feb 15, 2019
Cover Photo: by Elizabeth Haidle for Catapult
How long might it take for a short story to get published?
Catapult contributor Joe Wadlington tells the tale of publishing his first short story, "Marisa, the Pitch Pine"
Feb 13, 2019
Cover Photo: Who I Was by P.R. Renee
Who I Was
From Drowning in Alcohol to Living in Sobriety
Feb 12, 2019
Cover Photo: LAHORE by Nick Hahn
LAHORE
The cauldron of Pakistan
Feb 06, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Brian Rea
Making Modern Love
How Publishing a New York Times Essay Changed My Life
Cover Photo: How To Finish by Lynn Steger Strong
How To Finish
Three ways of thinking that might help you get the damned novel done, from our beloved 12-Month Novel Generator instructor, Lynn Steger Strong (author of HOLD STILL)
Jan 31, 2019
Cover Photo: Oliver gets to work
Literary Pet of January: Oliver
This is Catapult's literary pet of the month column. Stay tuned each month for new bookish animal friends!
Jan 18, 2019
Cover Photo: Creator in the 21st Century by Noah Jay Ganzer
Creator in the 21st Century
Thoughts on a career in which you have to be on social media to "succeed" and curating your social media to actually get some good out of something with so many negative impacts
Jan 14, 2019
Cover Photo: Cat Man  by Cailey  Lindberg
Cat Man
You can't give him what he needs. Neither can his cat.
Jan 12, 2019
Cover Photo: Apartment 5C by Cailey  Lindberg
Apartment 5C
Putrid garbage water sloshed around my ankles as I looked up and wondered just how I had landed here.
Jan 12, 2019
Cover Photo: writers at work at Don't Write Alone
2018 Catapult Writing Program Alumni Accomplishments
We asked our students for their writing news from 2018 and are so impressed by all they've accomplished, from magazine publications to book deals to residencies and more.
Jan 09, 2019
Cover Photo: Lana Del Rey, Kurt Cobain, and Climbing Out of the Heart Shaped Box  by Cailey  Lindberg
Lana Del Rey, Kurt Cobain, and Climbing Out of the Heart Shaped Box
Lana said to Sirius FM once, "Even at a young age, I really related to his sadness." And we did too, or we wouldn't have listened.
Dec 23, 2018
Cover Photo: The Freya Project: Where Women Have a Shared Voice by Molly Young
The Freya Project: Where Women Have a Shared Voice
The Freya Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 2016 by two Catapult classes alumni, Natalka Burian and Nonie Bryzski.
Dec 18, 2018
Cover Photo: Meet Grizz, our literary pet of the month for December
Literary Pet of December: Grizz
This is Catapult's literary pet of the month column. Stay tuned each month for new bookish animal friends!
Dec 06, 2018
Cover Photo: "So if I am a tender writer... then my poems should be everything that I am." by Leah Johnson
"So if I am a tender writer... then my poems should be everything that I am."
Leah Johnson interviews poet and classes instructor Angel Nafis on community, process, and writing in and outside of an MFA. (Even though advice is whack.)
Oct 23, 2018
Cover Photo: Orange Juice by Savannah Osborn
Orange Juice
The tiles around the kid shaped orange juice are glassy like somebody polished them. You bend down, get your face real close ‘cause you can almost see your reflection in it and you’d kill to see somebody you know right now. Up close the stink of piss socks you up the nose.
Oct 18, 2018
Cover Photo: See Me Run by Savannah Osborn
See Me Run
Most days, he steers around me like it is a dance, or a children’s game; like we are playing Pretend the Floor is Lava. I am lava and sometimes he looks at me like my head might roll right off my body and bowl him down.
Oct 18, 2018
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