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LandLocked Magazine is an online literary magazine that considers what it means to explore an unnavigable place and represents our Kansas boundary lines along with those lines we cross in writing. LandLocked seeks writing that is innovative, that pushes beyond the dense thicket of the unexplorable. We accept all genres―speculative, realistic, and those hybrid bodies of works yet to be named. We want new voices, experienced voices, and everything in between. Send us your weird, your reality, your resistance.

LandLocked Magazine is a reinvention of Beecher’s Magazine. For eight years, Beecher’s served as a sign of rebellion in title, a nod to the abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher who claimed that, “There was more moral power in a Sharps rifle than there was in the Bible.” Following his speech, the Sharps rifle quickly became known as a ‘Beecher’s Bible.’

While at the time of Beecher’s founding this name reflected the spirit of militant anti-racism, now we want to distance ourselves and our magazine from the unintended associations with American gun culture. Our literary magazine still celebrates rebels, but instead of taking up arms we are taking up rebellious writings.


Prose rejections

Standard

2021

Dear —,

Thank you for sending us “—.” We greatly appreciate you sharing your work with us, but unfortunately it doesn’t quite fit our current editorial needs. Thanks again, and we wish you the best of luck in placing your work elsewhere.

Warm regards,

The LandLocked Editorial Team

LandLocked KU Graduate Creative Writing Program | English Dept. Wescoe Hall, 3001 1447 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045

2019

Dear —,

Thank you very much for giving the team at LandLocked the opportunity to read your work. Though it wasn’t selected to appear in our next issue, we appreciate your time and wish you luck in placing this piece elsewhere.

Best, Wil Kenney Fiction Editor, LandLocked Magazine


2015

Dear XXX,

Thank you for sending us "XXX". Although this submission doesn't meet our current editorial needs, we are honored that you would consider Beecher's as an outlet for your work, and we are grateful for the opportunity to read it.

We wish you the best in placing your work elsewhere.

Sincerely, The Editors

Tiered

Dear —,

Thank you for sending us “—.” Although we appreciate your submission, it doesn’t quite fit our current editorial needs. We wish you the best of luck in placing your work elsewhere and look forward to your future submissions.

Warm regards, The LandLocked Editorial Team

LandLocked Magazine KU Graduate Creative Writing Program | English Dept. Wescoe Hall, 3001 1447 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045