Cover Photo: A still from the show Andor in which Diego Luna (playing Cassian Andor) wears a white jumpsuit and stands on a factory floor. Around him, men perform manual labor.
Even the TV Characters Know It’s Time to Riot

The rise of radical politics in shows like “Andor” offer me a surprising source of hope.

Feb 01, 2023
Cover Photo: A close-up photo of a freckled shoulder. In the background you can see a person's neck and gently inclined head.
Our Skin Does Not Protect Us from the Climate Crisis

I used to think the border between me and the world was formidable, unyielding. I didn’t yet realize the ways that the earth was acting on my body.

Jan 31, 2023
Cover Photo: Sketches by the author of her wedding dress designs
All Clothing Is “Handmade,” Even When You Can’t See It

Factory-produced clothing still requires human hands. When we pay less for our clothing, it is the cost of labor at play.

Jan 31, 2023
Cover Photo: This photo shows two people working on their laptops at a table in front of windows filled with sunshine and greenery. They have cups of coffee and look as if they are enjoying a cowriting session together.
Get Thee to a Writing Residency
Residency programs offer dedicated time and space to help you level up your writing. Here’s how to apply.
Feb 16, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph shows three young men sitting on a picturesque rolling green hill. Sheep graze around them and there are blue mountains reaching up into fluffy white clouds in the distance.
A Person of Color’s Guide to Navigating Writing Residencies
For our Application Week series, Hannah Bae writes about applying to and attending writing residencies as a person of color—along with tips from about ten other writers who identify as BIPOC.
Aug 17, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a woman sitting up in bed inside a cabin. She has a huge window next to the bed that looks out into a snowy forest.
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
Cover Photo: This photograph looks through golden grasses in a prairie as the sun sets, washing the field in orange light.
a steadfast soul-birth, tried and true / this is where you sing creation into being
Sep 22, 2022
Cover Photo: Photograph by Lucia Macedo/okeykat/Unsplash
Complicit Poem
When was the last time you chose / a glass of pinot over fair pay?
Sep 13, 2022
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Though, no man can disappoint me / as much as the body I was / born into. Kidding, obvi. I’m Chilling!
Aug 30, 2022
Cover Photo: a night sky hanging above a dirt road, with a car perpendicular to the road
In the After
We stayed warm and near to each other around the crackling flames. That’s how we continued on.
Jan 27, 2023
Cover Photo: Illustration and animation by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Clarity knows how to turn your pain into an apology, but Nid Jeuniper has trained me a way out of this scenario.
Jan 20, 2023
Cover Photo: This illustration shows a white house sitting on a bluff overlooking a river. In the river, we see a women's face painted amongst the waves. The color palette is blue, purple, green, and gray.
Nor Let the Deep Swallow Me Up
This, I knew, was no mere dream: At long last the flood had come to cleanse this preposterous city.
Jan 13, 2023