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Capsule Stories is a print literary magazine published once every season. We focus on creating a cohesive reading experience for the reader with seasonal themes and carefully curated selections of prose and poetry in each print edition.

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.

We publish a new print edition once every season on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. When you sign up for our Patreon, you will receive rewards for the current season. If you sign up less than 20 days before the next edition publishes, you’ll receive the next season’s rewards.

Your support of the Capsule Stories Patreon allows us to keep publishing writers and sharing stories and poems with readers. Running a literary magazine is expensive, and we want to make our operations sustainable, as well as grow to a point where we can pay our readers and contributors for their work.

Current season: Capsule Stories Summer 2021 Edition: Starry Nights

Featuring poetry and prose, Capsule Stories Summer 2021 Edition revolves around the theme Starry Nights. Read summery writings that capture that feeling of wonder that comes from staring up at the stars. These stories and poems ponder new love and late-night conversations as writers explore desire, longing, and nostalgia. Capsule Stories Summer 2021 Edition is the perfect book to curl up with by the fire on a hot summer night.

Special offer!

In a typical year, our Patreon members get their exclusive bookish rewards for our four editions, but this year, with our special fifth edition, you’ll all receive rewards for our Second Isolation Edition as well in July! Patreon members who join by July 15 will receive rewards for our current season, Capsule Stories Summer 2021 Edition, and for Capsule Stories Second Isolation Edition.


Capsule Stories Patreon Tiers

Postcard, $2 per month

  • 1 postcard mailed to you each season
  • Access to patron-only updates from our editor in chief
  • Early access to upcoming submission themes
  • Your support of Capsule Stories allows us to keep publishing writers and sharing stories and poems with readers

Bookmark, $5 per month

  • 1 custom bookmark each season
  • 1 postcard mailed to you each season
  • Handwritten thank-you note from our editor in chief
  • Access to patron-only updates from our editor in chief
  • Early access to upcoming submission themes
  • Your support of Capsule Stories allows us to keep publishing writers and sharing stories and poems with readers

Ebook, $10 per month

  • 1 ebook copy of our new edition each season
  • 1 custom bookmark each season
  • 1 postcard mailed to you each season
  • Handwritten thank-you note from our editor in chief
  • Access to patron-only updates from our editor in chief
  • Early access to upcoming submission themes
  • Your support of Capsule Stories allows us to keep publishing writers and sharing stories and poems with readers

Paperback, $20 per month

  • 1 paperback copy of our new edition each season*
  • 1 ebook copy of our new edition each season
  • 1 custom bookmark each season
  • 1 postcard mailed to you each season
  • Handwritten thank-you note from our editor in chief
  • Access to patron-only updates from our editor in chief
  • Early access to upcoming submission themes
  • Your support of Capsule Stories allows us to keep publishing writers and sharing stories and poems with readers

*paperback copy limited to US and countries that Book Depository delivers to

Book Stack, $50 per month

  • 1 personally curated book each season to go with our season’s theme*
  • 1 paperback copy of our new edition each season*
  • 1 ebook copy of our new edition each season
  • 1 custom bookmark each season
  • 1 postcard mailed to you each season
  • Handwritten thank-you note from our editor in chief
  • Access to patron-only updates from our editor in chief
  • Early access to upcoming submission themes
  • Your support of Capsule Stories allows us to keep publishing writers and sharing stories and poems with readers

*paperback copy and 1 books limited to US and countries that Book Depository delivers to

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