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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 .jpg file is a minimum of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi, but no larger than 4 MB.

Please 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

POSSIBLE WORLDS

CURRENT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

My own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
– J.B.S. Haldane, Possible Worlds (1928)
It’s not so difficult to imagine the world if… if what? That’s the question, and the number of answers is unquantifiable. Promises of something different ring in our ears, delivered through a politician’s platform, a scientist’s hypothesis or an author’s narrative. These promises make us hopeful that the world we live in is not the only world we will ever know, opening our minds to all that could be. The possibilities are endless, stretching across geographies and social landscapes, enveloping all of it or just one coordinate. Our interest in plurality is not to propose a new world, a better world, rather to examine all of our options. The dreams of some are the nightmares of others, which makes the shared notion of “a better world” wholly inconceivable. Possibilities, however—those we all share, for better or worse.

Think of the possible worlds, hundreds of them, filling the space between all that we can and cannot know. They vary in scale, clarity and movement, overwhelming in their quiet magnitude. You can always spot them in a crowd, though (they’re born clashing with reality). We ask that, once you reach and grasp and hang on to one, find the words for it as well. Further, reach the perimeter—where the world ends. This is what we want to know. We want to chart the limits of possible worlds, how others have navigated them and who imagines there. Come with us, as pioneers of the ‘multi-verse’.

SUB TOPICS FOR POSSIBLE WORLDS
  • World-building (3-D modeling and virtual environments)
  • Psychogeography and psychotopography
  • Parallax views (the irreconcilable within the imaginable)
  • Parallel dimensions (in both the tradition of science fiction and those supported by theories of quantum physics)
  • Double agents/double lives
  • Dystopian narratives in contemporary art & pop culture
  • Role-play and personal fantasy
  • Historical fiction
  • Language (as a constitutive force of reality)

Send submissions to submissions@kapsula.ca: we accept ideas, abstracts and full texts. Experimentation with formatting is encouraged—in the spirit of all possible worlds (and the man behind the epigraph) step away from convention. If you choose to submit an unfinished text, please be aware that due to our tight timelines, you may be asked to complete the text within 10 days of acceptance. We look forward to reading you.

Deadline: Friday March 20th

DONATIONS

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.

How are payments processed?

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Monthly Giving

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.

Monthly Giving Plans

One-time Giving

KAPSULA understands that money doesn’t grow on trees, and that every cent donated comes from the bottom of your heart. If you’re not really a long-term commitment type of person, don't sweat it. You can make a one-time donation in the amount of your choice and we'll still love you all the same.



OUR ESTEEMED SUPPORTERS


JULIAN HIGUEREY-NUNEZ
Monthly donor
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.


ELLYN WALKER
Annual donor