"I say, in our age love is a kind of conflict Let us join to set two single shadows free."
—Edip Cansever

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 also 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.


Locked Horn Press is:

Hari Alluri is the author of The Flayed City (Kaya) 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, and currently writes 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 (he is obsessed with using as few words as possible). Garrett currently teaches English and Creative Writing at San Diego State University, and is a contributing editor for Poetry International. He is also a co-founder of Poetic Youth, a community outreach and creative writing program serving underprivileged youth.

Carly Joy Miller‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Blackbird, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Third Coast, Vinyl Poetry, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for a Pushcart and was a finalist for the Stadler Fellowship. She is the assistant managing editor for The Los Angeles Review, a contributing editor for Poetry International, and a founding editor of Locked Horn Press.

Logo design: Cassie Byers

Logo design: Cassie Byers

Connect: lockedhornpress [at] gmail [dot] com


Amanda Fuller is a native San Diegan who has circumnavigated the earth via ship.  She is a poet, translator, co-founding and managing editor of Locked Horn Press who currently teaches at San Diego State University. 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.

Carolann Caviglia Madden is a poet, translator, and Navy brat whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cactus Heart, Women in Clothes, Souvenir, Witch Craft Magazine, Yalobusha Review, World Literature Today, and elsewhere. She is a founding editor of Locked Horn Press, an Assistant Poetry Editor at Gulf Coast, a member of Scholars Without Borders, and is a PhD candidate at the University of Houston.



LHP Advisory Board

Sandra Alcosser, Marilyn Chin, Kate Gale, Ashaki M. Jackson, Erik Haensel, Ilya Kaminsky, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Katie Fagan