What do you do with your hands?

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • PROSE: up to 2,000 words (this can be one story or multiple pieces, as long as the total word count does not exceed this limit)

  • POETRY: up to three poems with a maximum of 40 lines per piece

  •  VISUAL: up to three pieces of art or photography

  • We appreciate diverse writing, including scathing satire, but have no tolerance for hate, bigotry, and discrimination

  • We accept work from everyone, whatever age you are, wherever in the world you live, or
    however you identify – we just care that you have an identity

  • If you’re a mad scientist who loves to experiment, please send in your findings! We don’t
    have a preference for presentation, font, or style, as long as it will fit in the magazine.
    Remember, we have to be able to read your work to accept it

  • Each issue will be themed. We set themes by the art, life, and lusts that have gripped our
    own minds and given our tongues friction burns. Good, bad, or morose, we want to have
    themes to cultivate inventive responses to further inspire others in their own work

  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as possible if your
    work has found a home elsewhere so we can celebrate with you

  • We do not accept previously published work, including work which has appeared on social
    media

  • You will always retain ownership of your work. Cape simply asks that you credit us with the
    First Electronic Rights, but we wouldn’t use your work without permission, including re-prints. You always retain the right to deny us permission

  • If your work is ekphrastic, please be aware of the rights the work you’re referencing may
    have. We take plagiarism very seriously. We love homage, pastiche, satire, and the odd Big
    Lebowski quote, but be mindful of how you utilise these writing tools. The Dude abides by copyright laws

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

  • Send your work with a short biography (up to 150 words), a quick statement about how your
    piece(s) reacts to the theme (a couple of sentences is fine), and feel free to shoot your social
    media handles our way

  • Work submitted outside the submission window be will automatically declined

  • Don’t put your name on your work so that we can view it anonymously. If the use of your
    name is integral to the body of work (CNF about identity), you may include it

  • In the subject of your email please format as follows: [poetry/prose/visual] [title of your
    piece(s)] [your name]

  • We aim to get back to every submission within two months from the deadline. We’re a small
    team and appreciate your patience. This is a complicated business…you know…a lot of ins, a lot of outs, a lot of what-have-yous…

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED.

We have no genre expectations, just send us something that is utterly you – from beauty to beast,
creative non-fiction to allegorical fairy tales – we just want to revel in the potency of your voice.
We’re trying to do things differently; we’d appreciate it if you did too. Let your cape dance.