Catapult is an innovative publisher that celebrates extraordinary storytelling. We promote American and international fiction and narrative nonfiction that is insightful, stirring, and surprising by way of unique voices—whether emerging or established—that honor the craft of writing. 

For both fiction and nonfiction  submissions, please include word count and your email address in the document. Please submit only one piece at a time, and please include a cover letter along with your piece. Writers will receive compensation for accepted magazine pieces. We aim to respond to submissions within six months, hopefully earlier. We accept all file formats. 

If you are in touch directly with a Catapult editor, please share your writing with them via email, and do not submit here.

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We welcome short stories and translated fiction. We pay for all pieces that we publish, a minimum of $200. We publish pieces that are anywhere from 500 to 4000 words long. 

We are particularly interested in flash fiction (about 1000 words or less). If you’d like a few examples, we’re proud to have published Elizabeth Crane's "The Longest Trial," Anya DeNiro's "Take Pills and Wait for Hips," Jess Zimmerman’s “Never Quiet Again,”  Nao-cola Yamazaki’s “A False Genealogy,” and Rion Amilcar Scott’s “Boxing Day.”

Please submit only one story at a time. If you are in touch with a Catapult editor, please share your writing with them via email, and do not submit here. This submission period will close on July 16th, 2021, 11:59PM ET. 


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