Logo design: Cassie Byers

Logo design: Cassie Byers

"I say, in our age love is a kind of conflict. Let us join to set two single shadows free."
                                   
—Edip Cansever                                                                    
"Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language." 
                                   
—Lucille Clifton

Locked Horn Press is a multi-genre publisher founded upon the idea that any space in which conflict exists is an opportunity for discovery and conversation. We strive to publish creative and scholarly work that provokes, inspires, and sparks not only excellent writing, but dialogue about contemporary issues. Locked Horn publishes works that are designed to speak to one another. Interweaving the creative and the critical, these collections will provide space for writers and readers to engage the various and persistent conflicts that surround us. Even as each text will stand alone, our hope is that in presenting interacting texts, our projects can inspire further conversation about the state of contemporary literature and our world.

Connect: lockedhornpress [at] gmail [dot] com


Locked Horn Press EDITORS:

Hari Alluri is the author of The Flayed City (Kaya, 2017) and the chapbook The Promise of Rust (Mouthfeel). His work appears in anthologies, journals and online venues, recently through BlueshiftSundog Lit and The MarginsA VONA/Voices and Las Dos Brujas alum who has received several grants and awards, he immigrated to Vancouver, Coast Salish territories, at age 12, where he currently lives and writes.  You can often find him in San Diego, Kumeyaay land, where he serves as an editor at Pacific Review and a co-founding editor at Locked Horn Press.

Garrett Bryant was born and raised in the high desert hills of Alpine, California. He is an avid writer of short form poetry and micro fiction. Garrett currently lives and writes in Colorado, has been a contributing editor for Poetry International, and is the co-founder of Poetic Youth, a community outreach and creative writing program serving underserved youth.

Amanda Fuller was born and raised in San Diego and has circumnavigated the earth via ship. She is a poet, translator and co-founding editor of Locked Horn Press who currently teaches at San Diego State University. If you can't find her, she's likely somewhere far from a cell tower in Baja California, Mexico. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry International, Serving House, 5 Quarterly, Lunch Ticket, Cactus Heart, San Diego Poetry Annual, BlazeVOX, Fugue, and elsewhere.


LHP Advisory Board

Sandra Alcosser, Marilyn Chin, Katie Fagan (co-founding editor), Kate Gale, Ashaki M. Jackson, Erik Haensel, Ilya Kaminsky, Carly Joy Miller (co-founding editor), Carolann Caviglia Madden (co-founding editor) and Cynthia Dewi Oka.