Our last issue of 2017 drops tomorrow, December 15! It's been such an exciting year at Split Lip, and we're thrilled to give you a little preview how we'll be wrapping it up. Here, a few of December's contributors share what they've been playing:
Played, on my hundred-year-old upright piano, the solo arrangements for Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas. I bought the sheet music about two decades ago, and I get out the increasingly yellow, dog-eared pages every year in the run-up to C...
There's always something exciting brewing at Split Lip, but this just may take the cake. The mantra coined by editor-in-chief Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice and Split Lip Press editor Amanda Miska as a panel for Barrelhouse's Conversations and Connections conference -- Head Down, Keep Writing, Don't Be An Asshole --is now a tee shirt! And it features the brand new Split Lip logo, designed by Denise Weber.
The shirt comes in traditional and fitted styles and is available now for a limited pre-sale. For $25, inc...
We continue our celebration of the hard-working readers who help keep Split Lip running with Lori Sambol Brody, who reads flash fiction for us. So when Lori's reading your flash, what makes her say yes?
"A chill in the spine as I read the last word, a swoon at the use of language, a feeling that the piece is much larger than the space it inhabits, a lovely sentence and image, a satisfying ending, a story arc."
Lori Sambol Brody lives in the mountains of Southern California with a family of backyar...
Have you checked out our November issue yet? It's pretty dynamite. And it includes Ruth LeFaive's Best Small Fictions-nominated flash, "Clean Girls." She offers a few more words (and some great cats) to us here, with the single best word for these burning questions:
Just in case you missed the news...our November issue is LIVE! It's filled with amazing work, including a short story by Caleb Michael Sarvis. Here, he kicks off November's Fightin' Words with single best word for:
Our readers do so much work to keep Split Lip running, and we want you to get to know them! We've asked each of our poetry, fiction, and flash fiction readers what makes you say yes to a submission? Poetry reader Charnell Peters weighs in:
"I love poems that don't wait, poems with immediacy in the first few lines that drag the reader into the mess of a micro world. I also have a soft spot for poems that bend words into non-traditional forms and that offer rather than explain."
Our November issue will make its debut to the world tomorrow (11/15). Now Playing offers a sneak peek at the issue's contributors, what they're playing, and how it makes them feel:
Caleb Michael Sarvis
I’ve been watching NBC’s The Good Place. My wife and I binged the first season on Netflix and now watch it every weekend when a new episode is up on Hulu. We’re big fans of Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and this has not let us down. It not only features a character...
The calendar might say November, but our October issue is still going strong. This week's Fightin' Words comes from featured memoir writer Kristie Robin Johnson. Be sure to read "Humanity at the Grovetown Nail Spa," and check out her single-word answers to our burning questions:
1) What you're avoiding: Regret
2) Your favorite Halloween costume: Cleopatra
3) Your superstition: None
4) Your sense of style:...
We are thrilled to share the results of our first-ever flash fiction contest, the Split Lip Summer Mixtape Contest. Judge Juan Martinez has made his selections and the winner is:
"Little Mouse" by Angela Carlson
Juan says: "Little Mouse" packs a big emotional punch: It's such a beautiful, compressed story of loss, and it's so full of precise and loving observation. I was in awe of the power in the piece, and of the absolute control of the writer over the material, from its bold initial assertion to its...