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Tangled Locks Journal

Tangled Locks Journal is open for submissions for our June 2021 issue. We are seeking short fiction, up to 2000 works, with strong female characters.

Short Fiction, June 2021 Issue Free


Closes on Friday, May 28, 2021 11:59 PM UTC (in 20 days)

We are looking for complex stories, poems and essays with strong female point of view. Our focus is literary work. We love unexpected poetic language and a bit of magic realism. We welcome all authors and their words with one caveat in mind — if you can sum up your female character in one line (or worse yet: one word), our publication is probably not for you.

We are looking for pieces 2000 words or less. There is no minimum word count.

We are looking previously unpublished work.

We provide feedback for all submissions. We are a small magazine with volunteer readers yet we are committed to compensating writers for their work. We pay authors $15 per published piece. This in no way reflects the value of the author’s work but merely the amount we are able to pay from submission fees.

Please submit your work in a single document. Work should be previously unpublished. We know writers often use their personal blogs for material. If you have posted on personal blog and the piece has had less than 1000 views, your work is still eligible as long as the page is not live during the submission period and prior to publication. Simultaneous submission are welcomed but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere! Thank you for sharing your words with us.