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We welcome short stories, novel excerpts that stand on their own, and translated fiction. We pay for all pieces that we publish. While we publish pieces that are anywhere from 500 to 6000 words long, a typical piece has around 2500 words. 

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.


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