Capsule Stories


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Capsule Stories is a print literary magazine published once every season. Our first issue was published on March 1, 2019, and we accept submissions year-round. 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. There’s so much noise out there, bombarding us constantly with an endless stream of information and it becomes harder and harder to hear ourselves think. This is a quiet place for you to sit, read, remember, and reflect. We believe that words shape us as individuals. Words stay with us as we go through life, and the words we kept sacred yesterday may be different than the words we need today. Whatever you may be experiencing right at this time in your life, there are the right words for it. The right words comfort us in need. They breathe life into our beings. They show us how we feel. And we are here to give them to you.

Social Media Platforms Used
Instagram @capsulestoriesmag; Twitter and Facebook @capsulestories
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Carolina VonKampen
Contact Title
Publisher and Editor in Chief
Contact Email
Publishes
Submissions Policy
We accept submissions year-round and provide themes for our upcoming editions. We are not currently a paying market, and submissions are always free. We accept short stories, poems, and remarkably written essays. 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 (please send them all in one Word document), and only send one story or essay at a time. Please send previously unpublished work only—a piece is considered published if it has been posted or made publicly available on a blog, website, or social media platform. Please 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 with your submission, and attach your submissions in a Word document (no PDFs unless your poetry has very specific formatting, please!). Further guidelines for each theme can be found on our website. All writers are welcome to submit, especially writers of color, LGBTQ writers, writers with disabilities, and all writers from marginalized backgrounds.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Author Payments
Year Founded
2019
Average Print Run
NA (sold through print on demand)
Total Circulation
NA (sold through print on demand)

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