Don’t Write Alone

A Musical Key to Earth’s Wild Music

Here are five animals, each with the music it makes or inspires, and each with a bit of its story, selected from Earth’s Wild Music.

Writing Is Time Travel

My writing gives the validation my younger self will need to believe in me, for me, during the years between now and when I won’t know how.

Apr 19, 2021
Updated Weekly: 2021 Submission and Freelancing Opportunities

Here’s a full list of submission and freelancing opportunities we’ve shared in 2021, updated weekly. Bookmark this list to stay up to date on new postings!

Upcoming Submission Opportunities: April 16, 2021

We post submission roundups once a week. Here’s our list of literary magazines and freelance opportunities for April 16, 2021.

Apr 16, 2021
Job Opportunities for Writers: April 16, 2021

We post roundups of writing and literary jobs once a week. Here’s our list for April 16, 2021.

Apr 16, 2021
Where Ingrid Rojas Contreras Writes

The three Polaroids that hang by my desk are from different parts of the story, but it helps to have them nearby.

Actions Must Have Consequences: An Interview with A. E. Osworth, Author of ‘We Are Watching Eliza Bright’

“I take real issue with the idea of ‘in real life’ versus on the internet. That’s not a distinction that exists. It’s not honest.”

Apr 14, 2021
How to Sit in Companionable Silence: An Interview with Lynn Casteel Harper, Author of ‘On Vanishing’

“We can begin to identify other ways to conceive of dementia apart from terror. The stigma isn’t simply inherent—so it doesn’t have to remain this way.”

Help! My Jealousy Over Other Writers’ Success is Destroying Me

In our first Tarot + Craft column, Sarah Elaine Smith gives advice to a bitter writer

How Science Journalist Ed Yong Helps Readers Make Sense of the World

“If you do it well, science writing trains you to grapple with uncertainty, to embrace nuance, to run toward complexity, to try hard to make sense of the world.”

Apr 09, 2021
Writing Question of the Month: Which Books Would You Choose for Your English Course?

If you could design your own syllabus for an English course without restrictions, what are five books you’d choose to include?

My Ten Students Finished Their Ten Books—in the Middle of the Pandemic

We don't talk about witnessing when we talk about writing, but I witnessed my students finish their essay collections in a year-long program.

Apr 07, 2021
Self-Doubt and the Submission Process

In the first installment of this three-part column, Eva Recinos explores how we can get out of our own heads and into a space where we can submit work

Apr 06, 2021
Writers Who Eat: Bix Gabriel in Conversation with Ross Gay

“I’m writing about my relationship with the land, and I need to get from sorrow to debt to gratitude.”

Apr 05, 2021
Job Opportunities for Writers: April 5, 2021

We post roundups of writing and literary jobs once a week. Here’s our list for April 5, 2021.

Apr 05, 2021
A Writing Prompt for Mandarin Speakers

Are you a bilingual writer? Try this prompt from Catapult instructor and poet Chen Chen.

Apr 05, 2021
A Case Against Killing Your Darlings

I want any novel I write to be full of darlings. If possible, all darlings.

Apr 05, 2021
Where Alanna Bennett Writes

My desk has to hold all the different versions of me, the good days and the bad. So far, it has.

Apr 05, 2021
Where Tommy Pico Writes

By necessity, my workspace must be extremely versatile (much more versatile than my boudoir life I might add)

Apr 05, 2021
Setting and Dialogue Exercise

Explore your scene writing or begin a flash fiction piece with this prompt from Catapult instructor Christine Sneed.

Apr 05, 2021