Catapult is an innovative publishing venture created by the founders of Electric Literature and Black Balloon Publishing. The company includes a book publishing program of the highest literary caliber, a robust series of writing classes, and a daily web magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction, as well as resources and community for aspiring writers.
Catapult nurtures and supports writers. We strive to be a successful model for the future of independent publishing.
Since our launch in Fall 2015, Catapult’s books and authors have won numerous major literary awards, include the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award in Literature, the Maine Literary Award, the Costa Novel Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Our books have been finalists for many other prizes, including the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Goldsmith Prize, the Miles Franklin Award, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the PEN America Open Book Award, the California Book Award for First Fiction, the Stella Prize, and the Desmond Elliott Prize for New Fiction. Our books are frequently named to the American Booksellers Association Indie Next List, and have been featured as Amazon’s Best Books of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Reese’s Book Club and Belletrist Book Club picks, and as The New York Times Editors’ Choice selections. Our titles have been praised in The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many other outlets. To learn more, click here.
Our Fall 2022 catalog can found here.
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Elizabeth Koch, Co-founder & CEO
Andy Hunter, Co-founder
Megha Majumdar, Editor in Chief, Books
Pat Strachan, Vice President & Executive Editor
Kendall Storey, Senior Editor
Alicia Kroell, Associate Editor
Laura Gonzalez, Editorial Assistant
Leigh Newman, Editor at Large, Catapult
Julie Buntin, Editor at Large, Catapult; Director Emeritus, Writing Programs
Rachel Fershleiser, Associate Publisher, Executive Director of Marketing
Dustin Kurtz, Social Media Editor
Arriel Vinson, Marketing Coordinator; Staff Contributing Editor, Magazine
Kira Weiner, Marketing Assistant
Megan Fishmann, Vice President, Associate Publisher, Senior Director of Publicity
Sarah Jean Grimm, Assistant Director of Publicity
Lena Moses-Schmitt, Assistant Director of Publicity
Alisha Gorder, Publicity Manager
Selihah White, Publicist
Alyson Forbes, COO and Interim Publisher
Katie Mantele, Sales Associate
Miriam Vance, Contracts & Rights Associate, Awards Coordinator
Nicole Caputo, Creative Director
Lexi Earle, Designer
Dana Li, Designer
Wah-Ming Chang, VP, Company Culture, Senior Managing Editor
Olenka Burgess, Production Manager
Laura Berry, Production Editor
Tracy Danes, Production Assistant