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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!

Sep 16, 2022
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Funding Opportunities for Writing and Publishing Translation

If you work in translation, check out this list of grants and fellowships with approaching deadlines.

Aug 30, 2022
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Writing a Cover Letter for a Job in the Publishing Industry

For Application Week, Catapult staffers share some of their old cover letters in hopes of providing insight into applying for positions in the writing world.

Aug 19, 2022
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So You Want to Apply for an MFA

For our Application Week series, MFA directors and professors discuss common misconceptions, how they support students, and answer that ubiquitous question: Is getting an MFA worth it?

Aug 15, 2022
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Ten Chapbook Contests Open for Submissions

If you’re a writer with a small collection of poetry, essays, fiction, or hybrid work, enter these contests for a chance to win publication, a cash prize, and more.

Aug 10, 2022
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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!

Jul 15, 2022
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The Essay as a Form of Giving Up

One way to consider the essay is as a way to capture, study, and release back into the world a question or story that preoccupies you.

Jun 09, 2022
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How Do You Design a Book Cover?

A roundtable discussion with the design department of Catapult books.

May 25, 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