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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
Catapult Staff Picks

The Catapult team recommends books by José Saramago, Lucy Ives, Morgan Jerkins, and more.

Aug 29, 2017
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.


The debut novel that The Guardian called “pitch-perfect” is on sale today!

Aug 22, 2017
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
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
Catapult Staff Picks

What do you do when you want a Flannery O’Connor book cover tattoo but hate birds?

Aug 14, 2017
Come Intern With Us in Portland, Oregon!

We’re keen to find an intern with a passion for the marketing side of book publishing.

Aug 10, 2017