Founded in 1921, Jonathan Cape is renowned for its outstanding fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and has more Booker Prize winners than any other imprint

Jonathan Cape

Jonathan Cape has been the home of some of the finest writing in the world for nearly a century. With more Booker Prizes wins and shortlistings than any other publisher, Cape is renowned for its prizewinning fiction, non-fiction, poetry and graphic novels. 

Our bestselling authors include Martin Amis, Colin Barrett, Elif Batuman, Julian Barnes, Simon Callow, Jung Chang, Mark Cocker, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Helen Fielding, Adam Foulds, Tessa Hadley, Yuval Noah Harari, Howard Jacobson, Daisy Johnson, A.L. Kennedy, Rachel Kushner, Helen Macdonald, Tom McCarthy, Ian McEwan, Ottessa Moshfegh, Maggie Nelson, Audrey Niffenegger, Michael Ondaatje, Thomas Pynchon, Ross Raisin, Philip Roth, Kristen Roupenian, Salman Rushdie, David Szalay, Adam Thirlwell, Irvine Welsh, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Wolfe, Alison Weir, James Wood and Evie Wyld. 

Cape’s thriving poetry list includes works by John Burnside, Mark Doty, Michael Longley, Andrew McMillan, Sharon Olds, Alice Oswald and Michael Symmons Roberts and Ocean Vuong. Cape also publishes many of the world’s best graphic novelists, including Alison Bechdel, Raymond Briggs, Daniel Clowes, Joe Sacco, Marjane Satrapi, Posy Simmonds and Chris Ware.


The Graphic Short Story Prize

Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize 2020

Are you an aspiring graphic novelist? Do you have an original story to tell?

Jonathan Cape and Comica together with The Observer offer you the chance to see your work in print and win £1,000.

Take this opportunity to get your work read by industry experts. The judges are authors Steven Appleby and Neel Mukherjee, Rachel Cooke from The Observer, Dan Franklin from Jonathan Cape, Director of Comica Festival Paul Gravett, and Vintage Creative Director Suzanne Dean.

The first prize is £1,000 and publication in The Observer New Review. The runner-up will receive £250 and their work will appear on

Deadline for entries is Friday 6 November 2020

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Publicity enquiries

Joe Pickering, Publicist at Vintage

Joe Pickering
Publicity Director (Jonathan Cape and Bodley Head)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7840 8438

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