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19 Rounds with Tyrese Coleman

We are so excited that Tyrese Coleman has joined the Split Lip FAM as a contributing editor. Her book How to Sit was a finalist for the 2019 PEN Open Book Award. Go ahead and take a moment to applaud, because we are (and then get your copy), then help us welcome Tyrese officially with 19 Rounds: 1. Early bird or night owl? I have children, and therefore, no concept of time. 2. What was your worst haircut? I always had a wonderful head of thick, long hair to my mother's annoya

19 Rounds with Clancy McGilligan

Clancy McGilligan recently joined Split Lip's editorial FAM as Reviews + Interviews Editor, and we are psyched to have him on board! His novella, History of an Executioner, recently won the Miami University Novella Prize, so give him a huge round of applause from wherever you are and learn more about him through the 19 Rounds: 1. Early bird or night owl? These days, a night owl. Unfortunately, I’m most productive in the morning. 2. What was your worst haircut? Every haircut I

19 Rounds with Kendra Fortmeyer

If it seems like the editorial FAM is growing, well, that's because it is! We are pleased as punch that Kendra Fortmeyer has come aboard as a Contributing Editor. Kendra's debut novel, Hole in the Middle, has been described as a "powerful, witty, and funny tale" by Publishers Weekly and an "empowering, timely feminist read" by Kirkus Reviews. It's available now from your favorite bookseller. Let's give Kendra the 19 Rounds welcome! 1. Early bird or night owl? Early bird -- fo

19 Rounds with Christopher Gonzalez

How excited were we when Christopher Gonzalez joined our team as a Contributing Editor? SO EXCITED. His short fiction has recently appeared online in places like Cosmonauts Avenue and Third Point Press, and he also recently curated an all Latinx issue of Barrelhouse (where he's fiction editor). Get to know Christopher even better with the 19 Rounds: 1. Early bird or night owl? An incredibly unproductive night owl. 2. What was your worst haircut? The decision to let a friend c

19 Rounds with Matt Young

We are so thrilled that Matt Young has joined us as Memoir Editor. His memoir, Eat the Apple, was described as "brilliant and barbed" by NPR and "inventive, unsparing, irreverent and consistently entertaining" by the New York Times. And it's now available in paperback! Help us welcome Matt aboard the usual way: with 19 rounds. 1. Early bird or night owl? Night owl. But now that I have a ten-month-old I am also an early bird. Fun fact: I am slowly dying from lack of sleep. 2.

19 Rounds with Michele Finn Johnson

We were so happy to welcome Michele Finn Johnson to the team this summer! As Assistant Fiction Editor, she works with Katie Flynn to bring amazing short stories right to your door. (Or, you know, screen.) Check out one of her latest stories, "Brittle Arms" in Necessary Fiction, and get to know her through our 19 Rounds: 1. Early bird or night owl? Major night owl. 2. What was your worst haircut? It was an inside job at one of those beauty supply stores. For a solid month afte

19 Rounds with...Denise Weber

How much do we love Denise Weber? So much. As our art director, she's the force behind our amazing logo (just for starters), and as assistant poetry editor, she takes great care with your submissions. Also she has great taste in tee shirts. So it's time to bring back 19 Rounds and get to know Denise! 1. Early bird or night owl? Night owl -ish ... staying up late got exponentially harder after I hit 25. 2. What was your worst haircut? My mom tried to give me bangs in 7th or 8t

19 Rounds with Stephanie Anderson

We were thrilled when Stephanie Anderson, already one of our readers, became our new Editorial Assistant last fall. We've dusted off the 19 Rounds for her tackle: 1. Early bird or night owl? Early bird. I used to be a night owl, but now that I've discovered how much fun it is to write in cafes and other places besides my house, I cannot really write or be productive anywhere else but where there are people to observe, or there is the gentle music of conversation. 2. What was

19 Rounds with...Katie M. Flynn

We were (and still are!) overjoyed that Katie M. Flynn joined the FAM as Fiction Editor this summer. Here, she goes 19 Rounds: 1. Early bird or night owl? Early bird 2. What was your worst haircut? I had a perm once in the 80s, sort of short and mushroom-shaped. 3. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be? Well, that would be terrible, but if I had to choose, it’d be something from Mozart’s Requiem. Maybe Kyrie? No, Rex tremendae. Techn

19 Rounds with...W.S. Lyon

This summer, the Split Lip Editorial FAM grew by three, and one of those new folks we were thrilled to welcome is W.S. Lyon, Reviews & Interviews Editor. Here, he goes 19 Rounds, and not to be all click-bait headline about it, but it is very possible he has won Round 7: 1. Early bird or night owl? Mourning dove 2. What was your worst haircut? I've had so many it's hard to choose. I guess it's sort of a knack. I still have a close friend who calls me Spikes, because, well, in

19 Rounds with...Amy Rossi

Managing editor Amy Rossi joined Split Lip's staff in April, and she couldn't be happier to be a part of the team. She's the latest editor to go 19 Rounds: 1. Early bird or night owl? Night owl, even on the days when I need to be an early bird. 2. What was your worst haircut? A tie between the time my sister gave me a haircut that somehow led to me having a mullet for like a year at age 4, and the haircut I got a year and a half ago that involved some confusing side bangs, a

19 Rounds with...Ray Shea

We return to asking the hard-hitting questions of our editorial FAM, this time with memoir editor Ray Shea. He's the latest to tackle the 19 rounds: 1. Early bird or night owl? I have pretty bad insomnia and I hate the sun so night night night. But I'm losing the ability to sleep late. Honestly I don't really sleep all that much. 2. What was your worst haircut? 1983: I wanted something Bowie, the stylist thought I was more of a Tears for Fears guy. It took a long time for the

19 Rounds with...Maureen Langloss

Flash fiction editor Maureen Langloss joined the Split Lip editorial team in April. Here, she goes 19 Rounds: 1. Early bird or night owl? Hoo hoo 2. What was your worst haircut? Remember perms? Sadly, they featured prominently in all photos taken of me during the seventh grade. 3. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be? Impossible question. But if you’re going to make me boil it down to one: "Crazy Rhythms" by The Feelies because it r

19 Rounds with...Marianne Chan

Poetry Editor Marianne Chan joined the Split Lip staff this past spring, and we're thrilled to work work with her. She's the latest to tackle the 19 Rounds: 1. Early bird or night owl? ​Afternoon pelican. 2. What was your worst haircut? ​A few weeks ago, I bought a Groupon (first mistake) for a haircut and partial foil at a Tallahassee salon behind a strip mall. The beautician was a North Floridian, born and raised. She cut my hair too short and gave me frosty highlights (whi

19 Rounds with...Christopher Wolford

Music editor Christopher Wolford answered 19 questions. Though it was tempting, I didn't cheat and ask the 20th. 1. Early bird or night owl? A bit of both. 2. What was your worst haircut? Any of them between the time my hair started thinning until the day I started buzzing it. 3. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be? Yikes, that's a tough one. I would say Bright Eyes' "I Believe in Symmetry." I discover something new every time I li