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Who Deserves Love In the Nineties Rom-Com?

Somewhere between the one-dimensional BIPOC sidekick and the final, showstopping kiss, I forgot that I was consuming love stories built on exclusion.

Feb 13, 2023
Cover Photo: A photograph of a game-show spinning wheel, multicolored and with a different dollar amount on each segment of the wheel.
Yeet! That! Teet!

The high-tier prizes involved top-of-the-line gender-affirmation surgery—usually stuff not covered yet by health insurance.

Feb 10, 2023
Cover Photo: A screenshot of Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tàr from the film Tàr. She is holding a conductor's baton and has her arms spread wide.
In Horror Films, the Newest Nightmare Is Getting Canceled

Men around me speak about cancel culture with such hyperbole and terror, you’d think it was a supernatural force.

Feb 09, 2023

Romance Week

Cover Photo: This illustration shows two people reaching across to each other while standing in the middle of a maze-like path. Overall, the drawing has lots of hues of pinks and purples.
The Art of Romantic Tension
For our Romance Week series, novelist LaQuette shares essential lessons on building narrative tension by manipulating your characters’ goals, motivations, and conflicts.
Feb 13, 2023
Cover Photo: On the left is Arriel Vinson's headshot; on the right is Jasmine Guillory's. Behind them is a mosaic of Guillory's book covers.
Publishing Is Finally Taking Romance Seriously—and Jasmine Guillory is Here For It
For our Romance Week series, Arriel Vinson interviews bestselling novelist Jasmine Guillory about the past, present, and future of the romance genre.
Feb 14, 2023
Cover Photo: This is an illustration of a woman holding a book in front of half her face. The book cover has a woman's and man's face looking at each other smiling. The woman's face on the cover matches up with the real womans face. In the background are drawings of heart shaped candy with "pros" and "cons" written on them.
Should I Self-Publish My Romance Novel?
For our Romance Week series, Bryn Donovan breaks down the pros and cons of self publishing as a romance writer.
Feb 14, 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: Photographs by Shefali Lincoln and via NASA/Unsplash
The Tremendous One
Pui touches his nose to confirm he’s still there. He’s alive and, surprisingly, grateful.
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