Editions

Featuring summery poems and prose by emerging and established writers, Capsule Stories Summer 2020 Edition explores the theme Going Forward, from speeding along the highway to moving on from heartbreak and loss. In this 200-page literary magazine, you’ll find the words you need to keep going forward, one day at a time.


capsule stories isolation edition

Featuring poetry, stories, and essays by established authors and emerging writers, Capsule Stories Isolation Edition captures people’s stories and feelings during the coronavirus pandemic and the often isolating social measures that come with it—social distancing, shelter in place orders, isolation, quarantine. Reading about these writers’ experiences from all over the world during this moment—the fear, the grief, the boredom, the uncertainty, the gratitude, the joy in the small things—is heartbreaking and astounding. Within this literary magazine’s 190-plus pages are the words you need to feel less alone during this lonely and isolating time.


Capsule Stories Spring 2020 Edition

Capsule Stories Spring 2020 Edition features stories, poems, and essays all centered around the theme Sleepless Rainy Nights. With over 110 pages of beautiful writing, this literary magazine is perfect to curl up with on a stormy spring night.

You hear the droplets splatter on the ground, first once, then again, then a million times over, making music like only nature can. Rain hits your windshield on your way to work. Your jacket clings to your skin. Socks soaked through. Books soggy around the edges. The trees sway above you, but you’re afraid to look up at the sky—angry, sad, romantic, calming. All at once. With no sign of it ending.

The rain distorts the world around you, your eyes peering through windows that only show your reflection, tears streaming down the face that peers back at you. Your head on a pillow, staring up at the ceiling, wondering when the silence will come.

In the morning, you wake up and it’s gone. The trees stand a little taller, the grass a little longer; the driveway is still wet. The storm is over, but the world remembers.


capsule stories winter 2019 edition

Capsule Stories Winter 2019 Edition features stories, poems, and essays all centered around the theme Frozen in Time. With over 110 pages of beautiful writing, this literary magazine is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter night.

Capsule Stories Autumn 2019 Edition

Capsule Stories Autumn 2019 Edition features poems and stories that capture that autumn feeling of gloom, bitter air, and quietness.

Capsule Stories Summer 2019 Edition

The stories and poems in Capsule Stories Summer 2019 Edition center around the theme Summer Daze. It’s the perfect read for a hot summer day.

capsule stories spring 2019 edition atmosphere edition

Capsule Stories Spring 2019 Edition was our first-ever publication of Capsule Stories! It features spring-y poems, stories, and essays that you don’t want to miss.