​​Welcome to Split Lip Magazine

Split Lip Magazine is a literary journal of voice-driven writing with a pop culture twist. We publish online monthly and in print annually.



Our History


In 2012, J. Scott Bugher founded Split Lip Magazine and Split Lip Press as a venue for showcasing art, music, and film, in addition to the fiction, poetry, and memoir traditionally found in literary magazines. In 2014, Amanda Miska took over the magazine and press, and she began cultivating an active, diverse community of writers and artists. In 2017, the magazine and press became two distinct entities under different leadership to better serve each group of writers and readers. Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice took over as Editor-in-Chief of Split Lip Magazine at that time, through August 2019. Although we continue to share a name, the press and the magazine are run as independent organizations. For more information, please contact Split Lip Press here





Amy Rossi | Managing Editor | BIO


M'Bilia Meekers | Poetry Editor | BIO


Katie Flynn| Fiction Editor | BIO


Maureen Langloss | Flash Fiction Editor | BIO


Krys Malcolm Belc | Memoir Editor 


Clancy McGilligan | Reviews + Interview Editor | BIO


Denise Weber | Art Director + Assistant Poetry Editor | BIO


Christopher Wolford | Music Editor | BIO


Christopher Gonzalez | Contributing Editor | BIO


Kendra Fortmeyer | Contributing Editor | BIO


Ray Shea | Contributing Editor | BIO


Tyrese L. Coleman | Contributing Editor | BIO


Michele Finn Johnson | Assistant Fiction Editor | BIO


Amy Stuber | Assistant Flash Editor | BIO


Lori Sambol Brody | Assistant Flash Editor | BIO


William Fargason | Assistant Poetry Editor | BIO


Becky Robison | Social Media and Marketing Coordinator | BIO


Leta Keane | Web Editor | BIO


Stephanie Anderson | Editorial Assistant | BIO


Anna Vangala Jones | Editorial Assistant | BIO




Fiction: Stephanie Anderson, Eric Rasmussen, Samantha Vorwald, D. Arthur, Anna Cabe, Katherine Lieban, and Evelyn Wang


Flash: Sally Burnette, Nick Farriella, Scott Fenton,  Lori Sambol Brody, and Eshani Surya


Memoir: Karie Fugett and Krys Malcolm Belc


Poetry: Jessica Guzman Alderman, William Fargason, Michelle Lewis, Shea Stripling, Natalie Tombasco, Anthony Borruso, Troy Varvel, and Jessica Stark





Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice | Editor-in-Chief | BIO


Amanda Miska | Publisher, Split Lip Press [Former Editor-in-Chief] | BIO​


J. Scott Bugher | Founder [former Web Designer/Editor-in-Chief]