Capsule Stories is a print literary magazine published once every season exclusively by Capsule Books. Our next issue will be published on June 1, concurrently with our Summer 2019 capsules. We will accept submissions year-round.

The theme of our Summer 2019 Capsule is: SUMMER DAZE.

Become published in a new literary magazine run by likeminded people. 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. We're most interested in the voice of our generation.

We accept short stories, poems, remarkably written essays, and visual art works. For short stories and essays, we’re interested in pieces under 3000 words. You may include up to five poems in a single poetry submission. For artwork, please format to fit the dimensions of 5.5" wide x 8.5" tall with vertical orientation for less distortion in print. Please send previously unpublished work only, and only submit to one category at a time. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Please include a brief third-person bio and summary of your piece with your submission, and attach your submissions in a Word document (no PDFs, please!). For artwork, please attach your submission in PDF form.

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