April may be winding down but our issue is in full swing. Todd Morgan gives us this month's featured memoir, and here he gives us the single best word for:
1) The way your voice sounds so much better in the shower or car than at karaoke: ouch
2) Seeing a movie you used to love: intrigued
3) Your driver's license photo: redo
4) Your sense of style: subtle
5) Finishing a book: melancholy
6) A smell t...
Welcome to Real World: Editors, where we find out what happens when editors stay polite, but also start getting real.
Over the next couple months, we will explore four key topics in the literary journals wolrd: the submission and editorial process, paying in exposure, submission pet peeves, and why a piece might get rejected.
Each of these topics will be explored in one post by Split Lip editors and then in another post by some peer editors at other literary journals, to widen the conversation.
2. A framed photo of (a part of) my poetry family: Alberto Ríos, Jeannine Savard, and of course, my poetry dad, Norman Dubie. Norman's collection, The Mercy Seat: Collected and New Poems is my everything.
3. Barbara Hamby's new book, Bird Odyssey. It's such a gorgeous collection, and I'm obsessed with her poem, "Ode to Sirin, the Bird Goddess of The Siberian Milky Way." You know a poem's a winner when it starts with "What woman doesn't...
We're so excited about our April issue and to feature the work of Hanna Rosenheimer as this month's featured flash fiction writer. She kicks off this month's Fightin' Words with the sweetest kitten and the single best word for:
1) The way your voice sounds so much better in the shower or car than at karaoke: Unfettered.
Our April issue goes live tomorrow. We can't wait for you to dive into the wonderful work we have in store for you. For now, here's a preview of April's contributors and what they've been playing:
I’ve been listening to That Time of the Month by Harley Poe on loop since a friend recommended it to me. It’s the shouty werewolf love song I didn’t know I was looking for. I listen to all kinds of things passively; it's rare that I bother to skip anything Spotify decides to offer me, but if...
1. The standing desk I created from two IKEA bookshelves and an IKEA kitchen tabletop.
2. The ergonomic keyboard and mouse that make me the butt of quite a few of my wife's jokes.
3. A bookshelf turned on its side that serves as a monitor stand and an additional place to shove books. It currently contains research books for my new novel and a bunch of novels I wish I was reading right now.
4. A Futurama poster along with a rotating cast of Futurama characters randomly placed around the desk. ...
Yael van der Wouden's story "In the Other Room" was the second-place winner for our Summer Mixtape Flash Contest. Here, she tells us how the playlist influenced her process and her work.
1. How did the playlist inspire you?
The playlist was THE inspiration! This story wasn't there before the playlist, not even a bud of an idea - it all came from the playlist. I think the moment I saw the prompt I saved the playlist and started walking around listening to it on repeat for a few solid days. I was on vaca...
We would say March was a busy month for the Split Lip FAM, but let's be real: y'all are amazing every month. Check out what our contributors and staff have been up to and spend some time revisiting their work in our archive: