The FAM Newsletter: August 2017 + An Announcement
They say no work happens in August. We say, have you MET the Split Lip FAM? Here's a roundup of what our contributors and editors have put out this month -- and don't forget to revisit their work in our archive:
Kristen Arnett's collection, Felt in the Jaw, is forthcoming from Split Lip Press, our sister in crime (and by crime, we mean fantastic writing). The 7-Eleven launch party for the book was covered by the NEW YORK TIMES, nbd.
Jared Yates Sexton’s book The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is now available from Counterpoint Press.
Publications, Interviews, and Reviews
Poetry editor Marianne Chan has a poem in the latest issue (41.3) of The Journal.
Jen Palmares Meadows' essay "Kare Kare: An Annotated Recipe" was published by the Los Angeles Review.
Split Lip poetry reader Michelle Lewis and collaborator Ariel Hall created a video poem entitled “Action Dress” at Up the Staircase Quarterly.
Fiction reader Eric Rasmussen has a story, “The Hero on Squaw Lake,” in the latest issue of Up North Lit.
Fiction editor Katie M. Flynn's new story, “A Gift From Your Leader,” was published by Heavy Feather Review.
Emari DiGiorgio's poem “When a Fetus Turns to Stone” is up at Glass: A Journal of Poetry.
Interviews and reviews editor W.S. Lyon has a new review, “Borders and Exile: On the Recent Translation of Yuri Herrera’s First Novel, ‘Kingdom Cons,’” in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Christina Dalcher's response, “A Common Everyday Thing, Something You Find Around the House,” in the Voices section of the new issue of (b)OINK:=,
Awards, Honors, and News
Social media editor/GIF queen Becky Robison's story “Fame is the Opposite of Love” was named runner-up for round 1 of Midwestern Gothic’s Summer 2017 Flash Fiction Contest Series.
Flash fiction editor Maureen Langloss’ essay in (b)OINK, “It’s A Man’s World,” has been nominated for Best of the Net.
Erin Dorney’s Grating Darling Full of Dirt was a finalist for the Laurel Review’s 2017 Midwest Chapbook Contest.
We will be donating 50% of September submission fees to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. In addition, poetry editor Marianne Chan is extending poetry critiques for two more weeks, with all proceeds going to the relief fund.