Brooke Larson is the author of this month's featured flash fiction, and she's just as wonderfully talented with fashion as she is with words -- the dress you see is one she's working on. Here, she tells us one thing you otherwise know about her Split Lip story "Space Goggles":
"Recently I had the chance to perform this. It’s part of a collection, “Origami Drama,” in which each piece interacts with the paper it’s written on. I have fun reading them. So there I am, having a good time, with this kinda...
My desk is a style I've been using since I bought my first IKEA corner desk circa 2006. A corner desk is simultaneously expansive and comfortingly bordered, tucked as it is between two walls. In a way, I suppose a corner desk sections off your writing space in a way that makes an office out of the corner of any old room, a bonus if you've lived in 1 bedroom apartments most of your adult life. Still, I often wonder what it says about me psychologically that I prefer to be "tucked in" while...
This month's featured poet, Tanya Grae, kicks off July's round of Just One Thing -- our behind-the-scenes feature where our contributors share one thing that you wouldn't otherwise know about their work. Here, Tanya shares a snapshot of her pets Cody and Jasper and just one thing about her poem, "How to Care for a Narcissist."
"A few weeks post-break-up, he calls me, and after hellos, drops this opening line. I thought about it for years and finally laid it down. That’s the danger of dating a writer:...
“A fortune-teller told me I had drowned myself in a previous life in Ancient China.”
Right away I was drawn in by this, the first line of Belinda Hermawan’s “Bound.” I wanted to know more about this story within the story, and I was pleased later by how it carries through the piece—the narrator’s fortune and the attached mythology play out like backstory to her experiences.
“There’s a story about two souls with bad timing.”
The story opens with the number 17, another point of curiosity, the next section...
We're putting the finishing touches on our July issue and can't wait to share it with you. But wait we must, so here's a little preview from July contributor Tanya Grae and what she's been playing lately:
"Blues have topped my playlist this summer: Etta James, Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux. I love the headspace of driving, when it almost feels like meditation. On my last road trip, I listened to Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts, which I had wanted to reread. Hearing her narrate the audio book version ma...
We've loved featuring Jenna Sedlack's art this month. Her use of color and sense of play immediately catch the eye. She took some time to answer some questions about her process and inspiration.
1. What drew you to Split Lip? How does this month's featured image, "Fooling Around," speak to that?
I’m always on the lookout for opportunities and am keen to show work on platforms that feel sincere and I admire Split Lip's dedication to ingenuity. I first heard about Split Lip near the end of 2017 and was i...
Last time on Real World: Editors, Split Lip editors answered questions about the submission process for their particular genres. This week, editors from a few other journals weigh in on the following question:
Episode 3: Submission Pet Peeves
What are things you'd advise submitters not to do? What might a really well-intentioned submitter (ie, not someone who sends a diatribe in response to a rejection) might be doing that comes off badly?
June is over, but we're not done celebrating the amazing work the FAM has put out! If you missed a poem, story, or essay, here's your chance to check it out. And don't forget to revisit our writers' work in the archives!
Our own poetry editor Marianne Chan’s poetry collection ALL HEATHENS will be published by Sarabande Books in 2020!