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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
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
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
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
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.”

Catapult Staff Picks

The Catapult team recommends books by Sheila Heti, Lisa Locascio, Patricia Smith, and more.

Jan 16, 2018
Snapshots of Fidelity

A reflection on the holidays through the lens of a split family interfaith home

Dec 22, 2017
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
Writing Prompt: Who Are Your Literary Heroes?

They say “Never meet your heroes”, but it makes for a great story.

Dec 12, 2017
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
Catapult Interns on the Benefits of Communal Writing

In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Catapult interns share their experiences with communal writing.

Nov 09, 2017
Catapult Staff Picks

This week we’re reading books by Masha Gessen, Carmen Maria Machado, CAConrad, and more.

Nov 06, 2017
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
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
Catapult Staff Picks

The Catapult staff recommends fiction, poetry, essays, films, manga, and more.

Oct 10, 2017
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
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
Happy Publication Day to RESERVOIR 13

From the booksellers who love it.

Oct 03, 2017
Catapult Staff Picks

The books we’re reading aloud, reading to ourselves, and planning to read next.

Sep 25, 2017
Happy Publication Day to A LOVING, FAITHFUL ANIMAL

The debut novel NYLON called “gorgeously written.”

Sep 12, 2017