Jonathan Cape: Where books break new ground

Jonathan Cape logo designed for the centenary in 2021

Jonathan Cape centenary colophon. Designed by Suzanne Dean and Rosie Palmer at Vintage.

At Jonathan Cape our publishing has been setting trends for a century. Our carefully curated list, respected and admired across the globe, ranges from commercial to literary fiction, pioneering graphic novels to award-winning poetry, and rich non-fiction spanning memoir, nature writing and ground-breaking ideas books. But regardless of form or genre, excellence, and a rebellious and courageous spirit, is at the heart of all we publish.

Our diverse and international family of authors reflects our belief that great storytelling can come from anywhere. We are home to some of the world’s finest writers and thinkers, as well as the best young talent of a generation. Many of our books are prize-winners, and some are classics in the making. Because looking to the future is how we built the list we’re so proud of today.


The Graphic Short Story Prize

Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize 2021

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

Jonathan Cape and Comica together with The Observer run a graphic short story prize each year, giving the winner the chance to see their work in print and win £1,000.

This year’s prize is now open. View the poster for more details and download the entry form to find out how to enter.

Entries will be accepted until Friday 10th December 2021

View the poster

Download the Entry Form

Publicity enquiries

For enquiries relating to titles from Jonathan Cape, contact the Vintage publicity team.

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