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Writing Jobs in Media and Publishing

This list of job opportunities for writers is updated at least twice a month. Bookmark this page to say up to date on new postings!

May 06, 2022
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2022 Submission and Freelance Writing Opportunities

Here’s a full list of submission and freelancing opportunities we’ve shared in 2022, updated at least twice a month. Bookmark this list to stay up to date on new postings!

May 04, 2022
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These Essays That Started Out as Tweets Will Inspire You to Write—or Tweet, I Guess

“This article ended up being one of my favorite assignments ever—and all from a little bit of shameless public thirsting on Twitter.”

Apr 29, 2022
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Lauren Oyler Is Interested in the “Patheticness” of Our Online Lives

As part of our Social Media Week series, editor Kendall Storey chats with ‘Fake Accounts’ author Lauren Oyler.

Apr 26, 2022
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Expand Your Artistic Endeavors with a Fellowship or Residency

Looking for some residencies and fellowships to apply to? Here are a few you might want to bookmark.

Apr 14, 2022
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Poems That Will Inspire You to Keep Writing

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we asked authors the question: “What poem or poet inspires you to keep writing?”

Apr 06, 2022
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How Do You Edit a Literary Magazine?

A roundtable discussion with the editors of ‘Catapult’ and ‘Don’t Write Alone.’

Mar 31, 2022
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To All the Readers Who Taught Us to Love Books

For Valentine’s Day, some members of the Catapult staff thank the people who encouraged their love of books and reading.

Feb 14, 2022
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Jaya Saxena on Giving Ourselves Permission

“If you pick up a crystal and suddenly your writer’s block is gone, it’s not the crystal—it’s you using an object to allow yourself to think differently.”

Feb 26, 2021
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A Roundtable With the PEN America Best Debut Short Stories Judges: Tracy O’Neill, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth

So many of the stories I liked best played with understatement and a sort of quiet, confident pacing.

Aug 25, 2020