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...
Flashing pink heart-shaped glasses: Acquired when I participated in the lie that it was my birthday at a Japanese steakhouse in New Jersey. Always on hand for moments of deep self reflection.
Stack of small book arts projects including a flag book that folds out to a full picture of Bill Murray in Buddhist monk robes from the movie The Razor’s Edge. If you press a button on the inside, it will play thirty seconds of that movie’s score.
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:
It's the first Fightin' Words of 2018, but we're still celebrating our stellar December issue and some Decembery questions. This week's words come from Jake Sullins, one of this month's featured fiction writers and photographer of produce stand signs:
1) What you're wishing for: eggnog 2) Ugly holiday sweaters: schadenfreude
3) The shortest day of the year: hibernation
4) Your sense of style: inscrutable
5) Finishing a book:...