Don’t Write Alone

Matthew Salesses Believes Being Better People Makes Us Better Writers

Akanksha Singh interviews Matthew Salesses about his new novel “The Sense of Wonder,” decolonizing storytelling, and what K-dramas can teach us about plot.

Feb 02, 2023
During Hectic Times, Hotels Offered Me a Safe, Quiet Place to Write

My getaways made me realize how the hotel industry has missed an economic and ethical opportunity by not marketing discounted rooms to locals.

Feb 01, 2023
Liz Harmer Is Working Out Thorny Moral Questions

Jean March Ah-Sen interviews Liz Harmer about her new novel ‘Strange Loops,’ crises of faith, and the mysteries of existence.

Jan 31, 2023
What Is Book Production?

A roundtable discussion with the production department of Catapult books.

Jan 30, 2023
Writing Jobs In Media and Publishing

This list of job opportunities for writers is updated at least twice a month. Bookmark this page to say up to date on new postings!

Jan 26, 2023
Interning In the Publishing Industry

A roundtable discussion with Catapult’s current and past interns.

Jan 26, 2023
Reimagining Language and Our Own Stories

How can we write about language in a way that feels meaningful? Try out this prompt from instructor Jenna Tang to use language as a lens through which to tell stories.

Jan 25, 2023
Kurt Baumeister On the Synergy of Being an Editor, Critic, and Novelist

Christine Sneed interviews Kurt Baumeister about his role as acquisitions editor for 7.13 Books and the history of his authorial, editorial, and critical work.

Jan 24, 2023
10 Poetry Contests to Enter Now

These 2023 poetry contests include grand prizes up to $5,000.

Jan 23, 2023
Little Lessons from Writing Newsletters

Sometimes you just need to claw out a few paragraphs on the page and hit publish. A newsletter can teach you how.

Jan 19, 2023
On Writing Into Your Fears and Anxieties

We as people, especially those of us with anxiety disorders, spend a great deal of time playing the “what if” game. We are, in a way, already playing with fiction. Why not channel our imaginations and extend our “what ifs” to the page?

Jan 18, 2023
Josh Riedel Believes Tech and Writing Connects Us Together

In this conversation, Ploi Pirapokin talks with Josh Riedel about his new novel ‘Please Report Your Bug Here,’ his time working in the tech industry, and the joys of building a literary community.

Jan 17, 2023
How to Set Yourself Up for Success at Your Writing Residency

This guide is meant for writers who are dreaming of getting away to write—and addresses the anxiety many of us feel when we finally get that treasured chunk of time.

Jan 12, 2023
The Uses of Tenderness

In this exercise from instructor Ariana Brown, try crafting a poem that honors the truth of what it means to be in deep relation with others, in the hope of recovering tenderness.

Jan 11, 2023
For Editors Ana-Maurine Lara and drea brown, ‘Teaching Black’ Is a Love Letter

Ruth Joffre interviews Ana-Maurine Lara and drea brown about their anthology ‘Teaching Black,’ the process of putting the book together, and what it means to be in conversation with authors included in its pages.

Jan 10, 2023
New Year’s Resolutions for Writers (That Aren’t About Writing)

This year, rather than making resolutions about how or when you write, consider focusing on the skills and habits that will help you maintain a career in the ever-changing world of publishing.

2023 Submission and Freelance Writing Opportunities

Here’s a full list of submission and freelancing opportunities we’ve shared in 2023, updated twice a month. Bookmark this list to stay up to date on new postings!

Jan 06, 2023
Writing Autofiction

In this writing prompt from instructor Frances Badalamenti, take something from your own life and fictionalize from there.

Soumeya Bendimerad Roberts on the Day-to-Day Job of a Literary Agent

“One of the things I enjoy about my job is that my days can really vary.”

Jan 04, 2023
How to Track If You’re Writing “Enough”

I call my instincts to organize and categorize a project that feels out of control the Religion of Office Supplies.

Jan 03, 2023