All submissions are closed until May 25.

CLJ Submissions Manager

To submit to Caper Literary Journal (online publication), read below. CLJ is  a bi-weekly publication. To submit books & chapbooks visit Patasola Press. Read our Duotrope's Digest interview to learn more about us.

All submissions are closed until May 25.
That means you better make it damn good when we're back.
Use the CLJ Submissions Manager. To contact us about general inquiries or guest editing, fill out this simple form or email us at caperjournal@gmail[dot]com.  Response times do vary.

Also, meet our editors.

CLJ accepts polished and outstanding poetry, short prose, e-chapbooks, hyrbid-genre work and art.

  • POETRY: Send 2 poems every two weeks. We like poetry that is beautiful in content and structure.  We like to be moved. We welcome prose-poetry.

  • PROSE/MEMOIR/CREATIVE ESSAY: We accept both flash fiction and standard fiction. Our word limit is at 800. We like the surreal, dark and beautiful. When submitting, send a one-line description of the work.

  • HYBRID GENRE: Blending formats is good. We like aphorisms, lists and stories told in diary format. 

  • VIDEO: Caper accepts links to artistic, strange, quirky or literary-related short films and conceptual videos.

  • ART: We are always open to reviewing original artwork for the website. We're open all to all mediums.

  • E-CHAPBOOK: Send up to 8 poems. For print chapbooks, visit Patasola Press.

Always send a concise publication or background bio along with your work.  Simultaneous submissions are encouraged; let us know if accepted elsewhere.
Please note that we will try to respond to submissions in an orderly fashion. We cannot promise feedback on every submission.

CLJ asks for first North American serial, promotional, anthology and archival rights. You, of course, may publish the same work elsewhere, citing Caper Literary Journal as the first publication. Rights revert back to the author after publication. Author keeps copyright.
We occasionally pay contest winners. Typically, however, we do not pay at this time.

Caper Literary Journal strives to publish only the very best work. We encourage submissions of magic realism, surrealism, quirky realism, cultural writing, foreign language play, Americana-inspired work, writing that contemplates death and existence. We like themes of sin, mythology, religion, travel, sex and magic. We like beauty in content and structure. We aren't much for trends.

We like reading, to name a few, Viscount Lascano Tegui, Borges, Marquez, Allende, Eco, Celan, Camus, Denise Chavez, Elizabeth Bishop, Marguerite Duras, The Brothers Grimm, Cesar Vallejo and Pablo Neruda.