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Call for Cover Images

KAPSULA welcomes artists to submit original art to be used as cover images for our monthly releases.

Although it should be made clear that KAPSULA is not a platform for exhibiting contemporary art, we do wish to support the emergent contemporary art community by exposing our readership to ideas and images that are fresh, salient and speak to the spirit of our publication.

We look for one new cover image each month. This is an ongoing call, but submitted imagery must relate to the current call for article submissions. The current call can always be found here, on the website homepage.

If you're not already a subscriber, we recommend you acquaint yourself with our past issues in the archives.

Submission Guidelines

To submit, e-mail a maximum of 5 images as high resolution .tiff or .jpg attachments to submissions@kapsula.ca

Please make sure your file is a minimum of 1068 pixels wide at 72 dpi, but no larger than 4 MB.

Please also include the following information w/ your submission:

  • Your full name
  • Your current location
  • A 50-200 word explanation of how your work relates to our current theme
  • Web, blog, or other online presence
  • Image information, including:
    • Title
    • Medium
    • Dimensions
    • Date completed



Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!

– Dr. Seuss

Once school is out, the classroom becomes a cliché. It’s time to file away lessons learned and open the valve, letting the curriculum spill out.

Welcome to SUMMER SCHOOL, where the reading list gets shorter, the deadlines are flexible, and the professor is a bit of a joke. Though we usually shy away from stereotypes, the trope of summer school offers too good an opportunity: if no one is going to follow the rules, then why should we make any?

To begin our third volume, KAPSULA wipes the chalkboard clean. We don’t have a lesson plan for you, so think of this call as “self-directed learning.” There are no suggested subject matters or formats. We're handing over carte blanche, though we’re not retiring our red pen completely. The only stipulation is that we ask all submissions to somehow reflect on our publishing history and call upon themes explored in the early days of the magazine. Any theme addressed in our first volume is eligible. Please take some time to peruse our archive, if you’re not already familiar with our past issues.

Let’s make SUMMER SCHOOL about more than an easy A. Look to our mandate as a kind of rubric, and notice we’re prone to favouring evaluative, accessible writing. Everyone knows the teacher’s pet gets the gold star—we’re not above favouritism. As always, we’re open to a range of formats, particularly encouraging experimentation and hybrid forms of criticism. Feel free to keep it formally relaxed. Before we send you off to your studies, a reminder that bonus points are awarded to texts that address contemporary art while speaking in active, critical voice.

Here’s where we would normally offer suggestions, examples, and possible topics. But instead it seems fitting to end a little early. Proposals, papers, and projects can be sent to submissions@kapsula.ca by May 15, 2015.

Class dismissed.


As a not-for-profit organization, KAPSULA relies on your support to advance the climate of online art publishing in Canada and beyond.

Subscribing to KAPSULA is free, and we intend to keep it that way. However, none of our staff are paid and our contributors generously agree to publish their content without monetary compensation. Their provocative and often experimental articles, essays and interviews represent the necessity for publications like KAPSULA that strive to provide a platform for the reception and debate of fresh ideas in art writing.

How will my money be used?

Your donation, in whatever amount or frequency not only provides funding structures for contributors, but also supports KAPSULA’s ability to do things like: printed editions of the publication, promotional events, educational workshops, online advertising and special projects like podcasts or panel discussions.

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We encourage you to consider a monthly donation plan of 3, 5 or 10 dollars (CAD). This small but consistent contribution is key in keeping this truly one-of-a-kind publication going. Monthly donors share a commitment with KAPSULA to nurture a more evaluative and experimental landscape for art writing in Canada. When you become a KAPSULA monthly donor your name and the hyperlink of your choice will be listed on our website. This hyperlink could be your personal project, small business or just an equally valiant cause that you want to draw attention to.

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Lisa Visser Writers' Fund (benefactor)
The Lisa Visser Writers' Fund is allocated to provide industry standard compensation for emerging and established art writers that are commissioned by KAPSULA Magazine. The fund is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Ms. Visser, who, like so many writers and practicioners committed to maintaining a critical perspective, had a rich but complicated relationship with the world of contemporary art. KAPSULA would like to acknowledge that this fund would not be possible without the generous conributions of Mr. Higuerey-Nuñez.

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