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Published in time for the fifth anniversary of Catapult's award-winning daily web magazine, A Map Is Only One Story marks the first edition of a series of anthologies collecting important writing from Catapult magazine

Writers in this collection are based in cities across the United States, including El Paso, TX; Orem, UT; Los Angeles, CA; Boston, MA; Bloomington, IN; Charleston, SC; and beyond

Since 2015, Catapult's daily online magazine has been a publication dedicated to a diverse and talented community of writers, both emerging and established. Founded by Yuka Igarashi and Mensah Demary, and now led by editor in chief Nicole Chung (All You Can Ever Know), Catapult magazine writers have won major writing awards and been honored with multiple Pushcart Prizes and Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories selections. Writers, agents, publishers, and MFA programs alike recognize the quality and perspective implied by a Catapult byline, and more than a few writers have secured agents and book deals as a result of their publications in Catapult magazine

This anthology is wide-ranging and deeply personal, featuring narratives that move the conversation around identity and belonging past the reductive black and white of partisan politics (especially welcome in the 2020 election cycle). A Map Is Only One Story offers twenty human faces, twenty human stories on what has become a hard-line and overly polarized topic

Included in this collection are Nadia Owusu, 2019 Whiting Award winner; Jennifer S. Cheng, a multi-award-winning author whose collection, House A, was selected by Claudia Rankine as the winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize; Victoria Blanco, finalist for the 2016 PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize; Jamila Osman, short-listed for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize; Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, producer of the Peabody Award–winning show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj; and many more

A Map Is Only One Story includes a twelve-page, full-color comic by Shing Yin Khor (https://shingkhor.com/comic), and examples are available in our sales materials now

Contributors are located in the following areas:

Austin, TX: Natalia Sylvester

Brooklyn, NY: Nadia Owusu, Niina Pollari, Nur Nasreen Ibrahim

Charleston, SC: Cinelle Barnes

Chicago, IL: Nina Coomes

Gaithersburg, MD: Nicole Chung

Los Angeles, CA: Soraya Membreno

Minneapolis, MN: Victoria Blanco

Portland, OR: Jamila Osman

Salt Lake, UT: Kenechi Uzor

San Francisco, CA: KJennifer S. Cheng

San Leandro, CA: Lauren Alwan

Springfield, NJ: Krystal A. Sital

Los Angeles, CA: Shing Yin Khor

CANADA: Steph Wong Ken (Calgary, Alberta), Sharine Taylor (Pickering, Ontario)

PORTUGAL: Deepti Kapoor (Lisboa)

Bookseller Praise for A Map Is Only One Story

"A Map Is Only One Story is an anthology that perfectly encapsulates what Catapult creates on their online platform—diverse voices telling complicated, beautiful stories. These stories on immigration are so important for our time, and each story is as engaging and original as the last." —Liesel Hamilton, Old Town Books (Alexandria, VA)

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781948226790
Publisher: Catapult
Publication Date: February 10th, 2020