LandLocked will be open for submissions soon.
We seek to publish diverse voices, including works by writers who are people of color, queer, transgender, disabled, indigenous, international, and/or underrepresented in literary magazines.
We do not accept previously published work (this includes anywhere on the web). Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged, but please contact us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Please submit only once per reading period unless solicited. If you have been published in our print or online journal, please wait at least one year from the time of publication to submit again. Please see specific genre requirements before submitting.
We want quality fiction that deploys sharp detail, unique and complex characters, beautiful language, and a memorable voice. We want stories of literary quality and encourage fantastic, speculative, and weird literature. Most importantly, though, we want submissions that tell an interesting, engrossing story that lingers with the reader long after it ends. Send us your most imaginative and challenging writing in 4,000 words or less. Please submit only one story at a time.
We’re looking for poetry that pulls us—poems that enact and create motion. We want your resistance. Send us your uninhibited experiments and curations. Send us your mythologies. We’re especially interested in underrepresented voices; tell us what you have to say. Please send 3–5 poems per submission with no more than 10 pages in total. Please submit only one once per reading period.
We love being challenged and surprised, both in content and in form. We are looking for pieces that push us to see through a particular lens and experience otherwise underrepresented perspectives. We are especially drawn to pieces that challenge the boundaries of the genre, incorporate fictional and poetic elements, and make us question how "creative" nonfiction can be. As far as length, we prefer under 4,000 words.
If you feel like your art fits our journal’s mission, submit 1-5 full-color images via our submission manager. We want images that compel us to action, art that makes the page feel alive and writhing. Please make all image submissions .jpg and as high-quality as possible. Submitted art may have previously been recognized for an award, but should not be previously published. Please submit only one once per reading period.