Caper Literary Journal 16

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CLJ publishes high-quality poetry and prose from American and international established and emerging authors. Though CLJ is primarily an online publication, we print yearly anthologies. CLJ's aesthetic leans toward the surreal or slipstream. We enjoy magic realism, surrealism, complex characters, feminism, reinvention of mythology and folklore, oddities, writing focused on culture and heritage, detail and beauty. Caper holds contests, literary events and nominates for major prizes. We are very selective but open-minded.

Caper Literary JournalUnited States


G GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Slipstream.


Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Absurdist, Experimental, Literary, Surrealist.

Types & Lengths

PoemNo line limits known.
Flash Fiction300 - 1,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year.
P Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment per piece.
P PoetryN No monetary payment per piece.

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No OKText format submissions

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Date Added:
14 Dec 2009
Last Updated:
13 Nov 2014