Tangled Locks Journal is currently reviewing submissions for publication on June 21, 2021. We publish four full issues a year. Each issue will include four to six new pieces. We also will publish a monthly moonbite, one short piece in instagram deck form starting in July.

We are looking for complex stories, poems, creative nonfiction, memoirs 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We are looking previously unpublished work but will not count writers personal blogs as long as traffic is below 1000 views and the work is removed from the blog prior to submission. Submissions must not include the authors name.

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.

All writers are welcome to submit. All work must be submitted using submittable. Email or mail submissions will not be reviewed. A limited number of no fee submissions will be available each issue to enable those with financial hardship.