Each issue of catapult magazine features written and visual work around a particular theme. The best way to learn more about what we publish is to wander around the back issues. We accept work from people of various skill levels that contributes to the consideration of the issue’s theme.
Here are some logistical details that might be helpful:
If you think you’d like to make a contribution or if you have questions, please feel free to contact our senior editor Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma.
Each submission to catapult magazine will be evaluated primarily on the basis of whether it contributes to our stated goal of connecting and equipping kingdom servants for faithful service in all aspects of life. Typically, this goal will not be achieved through content whose authors have “arrived” at all of the answers; rather, our work represents the ongoing conversation of the God-oriented community toward the realization of the Kingdom’s ultimate reality in our lives today. The senior editor of catapult reserves the right to refuse submissions that do not serve the purpose of this goal.
We will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, or religion, but we will carefully discern whether each work or body of work promotes the created order above chaos and whether each author holds a sincere desire for unity and betterment. Those with contrary ideals are free to post their ideas on the discussion boards.
We also reserve the right to refuse submissions on the basis of quality. catapult magazine and *cino staff seek to publish a body of work with artistic integrity in the belief that excellence is pleasing to God. However, we also realize that the experiences of people who are not skilled writers also have validity in the conversation and will take this knowledge into account when discerning quality.
Once written submissions have been accepted, we will do "light" copy-editing in order to maintain consistency and a professional standard on the site and prepare a work for online format. The editor will seek approval from the author before making any major changes to a work.
After work is published, the author or artist retains reprint rights to the work. We would appreciate receiving recognition if a work is republished elsewhere, through a tag line such as, “This article was originally published with catapult magazine, an online interactive magazine located at http://www.catapultmagazine.com.” Published articles will remain on the magazine homepage for two weeks, after which they will move to the back issues section of the site. In the interest of professionalism and integrity, articles will not be removed from the site except in very exceptional circumstances. catapult magazine reserves the right to remove work from the site at any time, but will not do so without notifying the author or artist of the removal and the reason for removal.
catapult magazine articles and artwork are licensed under a Creative Commons License. Please notify the editor before reprinting any work from catapult magazine to receive author permission.
If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact the senior editor, Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma.