We are so exciting to be hosting what is sure to be a LEGENDARY reading with our friends at Indiana Review at AWP19! We hope you can join us for some snacks and some incredible words from Gabriela Garcia, Jung Yun, Megan Giddings, Alison C. Rollins, Migueltzinta C. Solís, Elisa Gabbert, Brian Sneeden, Ariel Francisco, Krys Malcolm Belc, Chris Drangle, Jessica Lanay, Tyrese L. Coleman, and Cortney Lamar Charleston!
Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
Location: Produce Row Cafe, just over half a mile from...
Erin Slaughter is this month's featured poet, and we are absolutely in love with her poem, "Notes on Un-Apology." (We are also in love with her cat, Amelia, because obviously.) Here, she shares with us just one thing about how her poem came to be:
“Notes on Un-Apology” was written during my first weekend at a writers’ and artists’ residency in Woodstock, New York, on the summer solstice, in a thunderstorm, in an ancient gorgeous eerie wooden mansion, after re-reading Maggie Woodward’s incredible chap...
We are BEYOND excited to bring you Split Lip PRINT 2 in just a few short weeks! We believe in online journals. We believe in print journals. And we believe in bringing you an incredible selection of amazing writers, including:
Welcome to February's Now Playing — a preview of this month's contributors, what they've been playing lately, and why:
I’m drastically under-exposed when it comes to film. Basically, 85% of the movies people talk about, contemporary or classic, I haven’t watched, and many I haven’t even heard of. I’ve been trying to rectify this lately by switching out my 5+ year routine of rewatching The Office with watching more movies. The last one I saw was The Lobster, which I’d been putting off bec...
This month's featured artwork comes from Sicheng Wang. We were instant fans of his approach to the self-portrait. Sicheng recently took the time to answer a few questions about "Self-portrait," the piece featured in Split Lip, and his artistic process:
1. A number of your paintings, including "Self-portrait," feature the back of the figure rather than the face. Can you talk about this choice and what it allows you to explore?
The back is a vulnerable part of the body. We usually like to hide it...
If it seems like the editorial FAM is growing, well, that's because it is! We are pleased as punch that Kendra Fortmeyer has come aboard as a Contributing Editor. Kendra's debut novel, Hole in the Middle, has been described as a "powerful, witty, and funny tale" by Publishers Weekly and an "empowering, timely feminist read" by Kirkus Reviews. It's available now from your favorite bookseller. Let's give Kendra the 19 Rounds welcome!
Our January flash comes from John Shakespear, and if you need a breathless, one-sentence story in your life (and who doesn't?!), then "Origin Story" is the perfect match for you. Take a peak at John's workspace and learn more about the origin of the story:
"'Origin Story'" was the first thing I wrote after moving to Nashville in August 2017. The night
before my partner and I left Boston, I played one last gig with a band called Atlas Lab that I’d
been with for a few years. It was a fun night, a sweet...