Marianne Chan

Jon Chaiim McConnell Split Lip Magazine

Poetry Editor

Marianne Chan (@mariannelchan) grew up in Stuttgart, Germany, and Lansing, Michigan. Her poetry collection all heathens is forthcoming from Sarabande Books in 2020. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Indiana Review, The Journal, Poetry Northwest, BOAAT, West Branch, Carve Magazine, The Rumpus, and others. She has been nominated for Best New Poets and a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Tallahassee, FL


What she's looking for: "I’m looking to read poems I wish I had written, poems that make me want to clutch my collar and scream. I pay special attention to poems that force readers to question the meaning of poetry; work that is unafraid of the apocalypse, landfills, Britney Spears, the oceanic sublime, bodily fluids, and dating apps; and writing that reaches us through the ear, mouth, nose as well as the eye. That said, don’t worry so much about what I think I’m looking for in a poetry submission. Send us pieces that make us rethink what we’re looking for, and we’ll go from there."