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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
Intern with us in New York City!

We’re hiring two interns for winter/spring 2018.

Nov 07, 2017
Catapult Staff Picks

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

Nov 06, 2017
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
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
The Literary Pet of the Month is Gretel

My husband liked her because her ears looked like Yoda’s.

Oct 17, 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
Love books? Detail-oriented? Good with numbers? We’re hiring!

Catapult is seeking a Publishing Assistant and Office Manager.

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
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
Catapult Staff Picks

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

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

The debut novel NYLON called “gorgeously written.”

Sep 12, 2017
Catapult Staff Picks

The Catapult staff recommends books by Javier Marías, Jenny Zhang, Jesmyn Ward, and more.

Sep 11, 2017
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
Karen Bender’s Patented Ten Commandments for Becoming a Writer

Karen shares practical, easy-to-implement steps to become a writer.

Sep 06, 2017