How long might it take for a short story to get published?

Catapult contributor Joe Wadlington tells the tale of publishing his first short story, “Marisa, the Pitch Pine”

At Catapult, we’re big fans of transparency in publishing, because writing your stories is hard enough . . . why does figuring out how to share them with people need to be such a, uh, storm of excrement?

So, when Joe Wadlington tweeted candidly about the journey to publish Marisa, the Pitch Pine (finally published in Catapult’s magazine on January 18, 2019), we saw a great opportunity. We asked Joe if we could share his perspective with our students–and our future Catapult contributors.

You can read Joes thread (and follow him!) on Twitter here, and you can read the gorgeous Marisa, the Pitch Pine here.