The most amazing thing about this desk is that it is in a shed in my backyard. Last year, I worked three jobs (plus some freelance manuscript reviews) to save up the money to have this thing built and wired, and then my boyfriend finished the inside (insulation, sheetrock, everything) with leftover hardwood flooring we were given by a neighbor, windows and doors salvaged from the Restore, and bright purple and white paint. He and I both work from home, and the main house is pretty small, so getting t...
If you've caught a glimpse of Split Lip PRINT 2, then you've seen the magic that is Rita Booh's artwork. Rita is an artist living in Valencia, Spain, and we love her eye-catching colors and humorous and sharp feminist lens. She recently took some time to talk to us about the art featured in our print issue and her upcoming project:
1. How did you come to partner with Split Lip?
Through Instagram. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work on such an interesting project.
Our April issue is hot of the presses -- read all about it! -- but we didn't forget about Now Playing! Here, a couple of our April contributors share what they've been enjoying lately:
Mitski just came through my part of the Midwest. My niece (hi, Cymry!) got to see her in Iowa City, and my student (hi, Lauren!) made it to the show in Kansas City. I wasn’t on-the-ball enough to score tickets, but I listened to Be the Cowboy a few times that week, imagining, with pain and exhilaration, the...
We wouldn't be Split Lip if we weren't thinking about the intersection of the music world and the written word, so we asked our print contributors: If your poem, story, or essay (characters or the piece itself) had a personal anthem/theme song, what would it be?
My poem in this issue was written with the theme from The X Files looping in my head, but since I reference it, that seems like a copout. If I had to pick another song, it would probably be "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum. 1993 w...
Clancy McGilligan recently joined Split Lip's editorial FAM as Reviews + Interviews Editor, and we are psyched to have him on board! His novella, History of an Executioner, recently won the Miami University Novella Prize, so give him a huge round of applause from wherever you are and learn more about him through the 19 Rounds:
1. Early bird or night owl?
These days, a night owl. Unfortunately, I’m most productive in the morning.
We loved seeing so many of you at AWP19, and what better time to continue our celebration of all things print?! More Split Lip PRINT 2contributors are back with stories of the first print journal they remembered reading, or a print story, poem, or essay they'd recommend to someone:
Rachel Mans McKenny
My first print journal was the Alaska Quarterly. I was at a Barnes and Noble in the middle of Pennsylvania and probably fifteen years old.
Sara La Cotti
The first print literary journal I remember rea...