LandLocked is open for submissions through April 1.


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 are interested in work that breaks the boundaries of tradition, form, and genre. 


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 and withdraw your submission on Submittable. Please see specific genre requirements before submitting your work. Additionally, please wait six months after receiving a response on your submission before you submit again.


Please contact us at landlockedlitjournal@gmail.com with questions or comments.

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We want fiction that deploys sharp detail, unique and complex characters, beautiful language, and a memorable voice. We want stories of literary quality and encourage fantastical and speculative literature. Most importantly, though, we want immersive storytelling that lingers with the reader long after the last page. Send us your most imaginative and challenging writing in ​6,000 words or less. Please submit only one story at a time. ​

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We are interested in work that pushes the boundaries of tradition, both in content and form. We seek strong imagery and language that moves us and can reveal power even in quietness. We are open to your experimentations and are especially interested in work that is speculative, narrative, surreal, fragmented, and lyrical. We welcome and strongly encourage underrepresented voices. 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 6,000 words.

Art
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We want images that compel us to action, art that makes the page feel alive. We're interested in all different mediums and encourage experimental pieces. 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 only send one packet at a time and wait for our response before submitting again.

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