Catapult Extra write a story Write A Story

"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
Intern with us in New York City!

We're hiring two interns for Fall 2018.

Jun 12, 2018
Come Intern With Us in Portland!

You’ll get to work with our Portland Dream Team.

May 09, 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
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
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.”

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.

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.

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."

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