There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Capsule Stories is a print literary magazine published once every season. For 2023, we are publishing two editions, a spring/summer edition and an autumn/winter edition.
We are not currently a paying market (someday!), and submissions are always free.
We have a penchant for pretty words, an affinity to the melancholy, and an undeniably time-ful aura. We believe that stories exist in a specific moment, and that that moment is what makes those stories unique.
What we’re really looking for are stories that can touch the heart. Stories that come from the heart. Stories about love, identity, the self, the world, the human condition. Stories that show what living in this world as the human you are is like.
All writers are welcome to submit, especially writers of color, LGBTQ writers, writers with disabilities, and all writers from marginalized backgrounds.
Contributors who have been previously published in Capsule Stories are welcome to submit. There is no waiting period or restriction on submitting after we've published your work.
We are currently reading submissions for Capsule Stories Spring/Summer 2023 Edition: Lost in Translation and we are open for blog submissions year-round. You may submit to both the Spring/Summer 2023 Edition and our blog at the same time.
Please read our full submission guidelines for each category before submitting to ensure that your piece is a good fit, as we're looking for submissions that engage with or relate to our themes.