Join us for one our #SLFAQ chats (TM) (not really) (maybe one day) on Thursday, March 1 at 9 pm eastern/6 pm pacific!
We'll be talking all things AWP, so hit us with your burning questions. Maybe you want to know where exactly you can you find us. Or perhaps you want a preview of what kind of fun delights we have in store at our booth. Or maybe you need a reminder about when our reading is. (Well, that's helpfully displayed to the left, but we'll answer it as many times as you ask because we want to...
We kicked off our stunning February issue last week, and we're kicking off this issue's round of Fightin' Words with Joshua Jones, this month's featured flash writer. Sink into his piece, "Forty-Five Feet," enjoy his fantastic feline, and check out his take on the single best word for:
1) Your last dream: Teeth
2) The feeling you've forgotten something: Parenthood
Our January issue's featured artwork comes from Grace Gebhard, an emerging artist at the University in Michigan. We were immediately taken by her bold colors and the texture of her work. Here, she discusses the intersection of art forms and the role of influences:
1. What drew you to Split Lip? How does this month's featured image, "Rhapsody in Ultramarine Blue" speak to that?
I like to submit my work pretty regularly, which means pretty frequently exploring the interwebs for good lit blogs. Split Lip...
Julie C. Day is this month's featured fiction writer, and her story "Re-Stitched" was Longform Fiction's pick of the week last week (woohoo!). Here she gives us fantastic cats, a bonus Now Playing, and the single best word for:
1) What you're hungry for: silence
2) Netflix and: Pluto
3) Your driver's license photo: deceptive
4) Your sense of style: burgundy
5) Finishing a book: reiterative
6) Something that smells...
Fightin' Words for our amazing January issue continues with this month's featured flash writer, Josh McColough. Be sure to spend some time with his story "Meteor." And here, enjoy his planetary photography and the single best word for:
1) What you're hungry for: impeachment
2) Netflix and: drool
3) Your driver's license photo: overexcited
4) Your sense of style: sneakerish
5) Finishing a book: next
6) Something that smel...
Our January issue launches today, and it is filled some gorgeous, necessary words. If you're wondering what inspires our contributors, here's a peek into what they've been playing lately:
Lately whenever I open up my Spotify, I find myself back on a wave on listening to a project that reminds of the best of my childhood or home: Brent Faiyaz's Sonder Son. I also return often to Smino's blkswn, Daniel Caesar's Freudian, and Bruno Mars' 24K Magic (lest I forget the Finesse (Remix) with...
This month's featured image, Primordial, comes from Amber Morrison, an artist and writer from British Columbia. We were wowed by the way her sense of light and color renders the familiar strange and asks the viewer to reconsider the world around them. She talks about her approach here:
What drew you to Split Lip? How does this month's featured image, "Primordial" speak to that?
I respect how Split Lip gathers an eclectic blend of fiction, non fiction, poetry, music, and art and presents it as n...
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.
Ingrid Jendrzejewski is this month's featured memoir writer. If you haven't checked out "Freefall is a Compound Word" yet, you're missing out. Here, she completes the puzzle of December's Fightin' Words by giving us the single best word for: