Cover Photo: This illustrated gif peeks into someone's window, where we see them typing furiously. On the right side of the image, coins are falling from the top of the image and stacking up. Pens and paper scatter the far right edge of the illustration.
Art by Eliza Harris for Catapult

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Abeer Y. Hoque is a Nigerian-born Bangladeshi American writer and photographer. Her books include a photography monograph, The Long Way Home (2013), a linked story collection, The Lovers and the Leavers (2015), and a memoir, Olive Witch (2017). She has won fellowships from Fulbright, NEA, and NYFA, and her work has been published in Guernica, the Rumpus, Elle, ZYZZYVA and the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, among others. She has BS and MA degrees from the Wharton School, an MFA from the University of San Francisco, and she has held two solo photography exhibitions. More at