They say no work happens in August. We say, have you MET the Split Lip FAM? Here's a roundup of what our contributors and editors have put out this month -- and don't forget to revisit their work in our archive:
Kristen Arnett's collection, Felt in the Jaw, is forthcoming from Split Lip Press, our sister in crime (and by crime, we mean fantastic writing). The 7-Eleven launch party for the book was covered by the NEW YORK TIMES, nbd.
The featured image for August is by Moira Ness, a photo-based artist who recently was the artist-in-residence at Residency 108 in upstate New York. Her use of visual repetition is arresting, and her titles evoke an immediate sense of mood. Here, she discusses Nietzsche, visual and textual repetition, and her process for her latest project, "Cyclical."
"I Hit My Head and Everything Changed"
1. The August issue photo is gorgeous -- it immediately grabbed me. But the title combined with the i...
August might be winding down but our August issue is in full swing, as is this month's Fightin' Words. This week features Kim Noriega, author of August's featured memoir. Be sure to read her piece in this issue, then crank up your stereo, and check out her take on the single best word for:
1) What you're avoiding: Entropy
2) What makes you laugh: Kitties
3) Your superstition: Lycanthropy
4) Your sense of style: Red
5) How you slept...
It's no surprise that the Split Lip FAM is a talented, well-published bunch. As more and more of the FAM comes out with books, we want to celebrate and spread the word about their achievements. In this spirit, From the Writing Desk Of was born.
Today we visit the writing desk of Matthew Sirois, whose memoir pieces "Brad Beckett: A Eulogy" and "On Saying Goodbye" appeared in our 2016 special memoir issue and 2017 FAM issue, respectively. His novel Near Haven will be published by Belle Lutte Press...
Welcome to our August issue's Fightin' Words, where we ask our writers the pressing questions in life. We kick this round off with Josh Denslow, this month's featured flash writer, who shares with us a beautiful snapshot of his three boys and the single best word for:
1) What you're avoiding: Death 2) What makes you laugh: Thundercougarfalconbird
3) Your superstition: Prescience
4) Your sense of style: Sleeveless
5) How you slept:...
Our August issue goes live tomorrow (8/15). Now Playing gives a sneak peek at the issue's contributors, what they're playing, and what it means.
I listened to a BBC podcast about Arthur Russell, a musician and composer who died in New York in 1992, broke and mostly unknown. He lived in an East Village walkup with electricity provided by an extension cord running from Allen Ginsberg’s apartment. Nights he wandered the streets till dawn, pockets full of scraps of paper and score sheets, head...
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 brutal reminder that "shoulde...
Earlier this year, the online literary organization Fear No Litannounced its first ever Submerging Writer Fellowship. This Fellowship is for writers who have not published a book, have won no major awards, and are not currently enrolled in an MFA or PhD program. And who have a story to tell about their own near-lit-death experience.
The Split Lip editorial team got curious about how this fellowship works and where it came from. So, after overcoming a few time-zone mishaps, I sat down to chat online w...