Who We Are

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Catapult publishes award-winning fiction and nonfiction of the highest literary caliber, offers writing classes taught by acclaimed emerging and established writers, produces an award-winning daily online magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction, and hosts an open online platform where writers can showcase their own writing, find resources, and get inspired.

We nurture emerging writers by helping them better their craft, and support more established writers by evenly sharing revenues from the classes they teach, and by paying to publish their work online. Catapult strives to be a successful business model for the future of independent publishing.

To read more about our mission and vision, read a letter from our co-founder and CEO, Elizabeth Koch. 

Our books: Since our launch in Fall 2015, Catapult’s books and our authors have won numerous major literary awards, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award in Literature, the Maine Literary Award, the Costa Novel Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Our books have been finalists for many other prizes, including the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, the Goldsmith Prize, the Miles Franklin Award, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the California Book Award for First Fiction, the Stella Prize, and the Desmond Elliott Prize for New Fiction. Our books are frequently named to the American Booksellers Association Indie Next List, and have been featured as Amazon’s Best Books of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Belletrist Book Club picks, and as The New York Times Editors' Choice selections. Our titles have been praised in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and many other outlets. To learn more, click here.

The magazine: The essays and stories published in Catapult have been selected for The Best American Essays, shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing, and featured on “Best of” lists at Longreads, Longform, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications.

Writing classes: Catapult’s creative writing workshops and master classes are led by award-winning and bestselling authors, and industry professionals at the top of their fields. Our students have been admitted into high-ranking MFA programs, gained representation by literary agents, and have gone on to be published in venues including The New York Times, Elle, and Guernica.

Anyone can contribute writing to Catapult’s Community. Here’s more information about how our open platform works. We also post resources and inspiration for writers, including miscellany from contributors, instructors, and authors. Check out our interviews, job listings, roundups of great narrative writing from across the internet, and more.

You can read about Catapult in Poets & Writers, The Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date on Catapult goings-on. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram.

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For general queries: [email protected]

For submissions: visit our Submittable page

For media queries related to our books: contact Megan Fishmann

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Elizabeth Koch, Co-founder and CEO

Andy Hunter, Co-founder and Publisher

Pat Strachan, Editor in Chief, Books

Jennifer Abel Kovitz, Vice President and Associate Publisher, Sales and Marketing

Yuka Igarashi, Editor in Chief, Soft Skull Press; Series Editor, PEN America Best Debut Short Stories

Nicole Chung, Editor in Chief, Catapult magazine

Julie Buntin, Director of Writing Programs; Associate Editor, Books

Megan Fishmann, Associate Publisher and Senior Director of Publicity, Counterpoint Press / Soft Skull Press / Catapult

Nicole Caputo, Creative Director, Counterpoint Press; Art Director, Catapult

Leigh Newman, Co-founder and Editor in Chief, Black Balloon; Editor at Large, Catapult

Jonathan Lee, Executive Editor, Books

Mensah Demary, Editor

Kendall Storey, Associate Editor & Publishing Manager

Megha Majumdar, Associate Editor, Books and Web 

Alicia Kroell, Editorial Assistant, Books

Wah-Ming Chang, Managing Editor, Books

Jordan Koluch, Production Editor, Books

Olenka Burgess, Production Coordinator

Sarah Brody, Designer, Books

Matt Ortile, Digital Managing Editor

Allie Wuest, Assistant Editor, Soft Skull Press

Alexis Aceves Garcia, Office Manager

Colin Drohan, Writing Programs Manager

Stella Cabot Wilson, Writing Programs Assistant

Sarah Grimm, Publicity Manager, Counterpoint Press / Soft Skull Press / Catapult

Lena Moses-Schmitt, Publicity Manager, Counterpoint Press / Soft Skull Press / Catapult

Alisha Gorder, Publicist, Counterpoint Press / Soft Skull Press / Catapult

Hope Levy, Publicity and Marketing Assistant

Katie Boland, Events Coordinator

Elizabeth Ireland, Sales and Marketing Manager

Dustin Kurtz, Social Media Editor

Dory Athey, Marketing and Special Sales Associate

Mallory Soto, Assistant Editor, Web

Karissa Chen, Contributing Editor, Web

Lilly Dancyger, Contributing Editor, Web

Natalie Degraffinried, Contributing Editor, Web

Lisa Factora-Borchers, Contributing Editor, Web

Jaime Green, Contributing Editor, Web

Liz Greene, Contributing Editor, Web

Cynthia Greenlee, Contributing Editor, Web

Bassey Ikpi, Contributing Editor, Web

Tajja Isen, Contributing Editor, Web

Lauren ONeal, Contributing Editor, Web

Sarah Lyn Rogers, Contributing Editor, Web

Jaya Saxena, Contributing Editor, Web

Tallulah Pomeroy, Illustrator, Web

Nell Casey, Editor at Large, Books

Molly Young, Publishing Intern

Ashley Kiedrowski, Marketing & Publicity Intern, Books

Leah Johnson, Web Intern

Natalie Church, Design & Marketing Intern, Books