The FAM Newsletter: December 2017
The Split Lip FAM ended the year not with a bang, but with tons of beautiful words. Check out what our editors and contributors have been up to, and don't forget to revisit their work in the archive!
Publications, Interview, and Reviews
Kristine Langley Mahler published several pieces recently:
“You, Prom, a Dance” at apt
“Christmas Cards My Teenage Boyfriend Meant to Send” at Barrelhouse:
“Club Pines” at New Delta Review
“Speak” at Synaesthesia Magazine:
Kathryn McMahon published several stories recently:
“Milk Teeth and Heartwood” in Syntax & Salt Magazine
“Rock, Paper, Moon” in Cotton Xenomorph
“A Taste for You” in Moonchild Magazine
“Out from Behind a Rock” in Cotton Xenomorph
“The Bomb” in Jellyfish Review
Christopher James's story “TishFank” appears in Ellipsis Zine.
Meghan Phillips published several pieces recently:
“Goodbye Mary, Goodbye Jane” in Hobart
“Patience, Patience, Hortense, and Wilbur” in Cotton Xenomorph
“Candie Explains the Plot of Reservoir Dogs” in Blue Fifth Review
“A Girl’s Guide to Being Rhonda” in Gravel, with Managing Editor Amy Rossi
Flash Fiction Editor Maureen Langloss story “The Places I Tried to Sit” is in New Delta Review.
Brandon Taylor published several essays recently:
“A Year in Reading” at The Millions:
Diane Payne published several pieces recently:
"Waiting for Blossoms" in Superstition Review
"Dead Mother's Corn Oil" in Writer's Mag (shared the First Place tie for the Micro Memoir contest)
"Hula Hooping" in Spry
Hannah Craig's poems “The Sound, They Call It a Report,” “Restraining Order,” and “Sassafras Root” appear in Jet Fuel Review.
Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick's poem “The Brain Like an Orchestra that Can’t Play Many Tunes” also appears in Glass: A Journal of Poetry.
Awards, Honors, and News
Kathryn McMahon was a finalist for SmokeLong Quarterly’s 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship. She was also nominated for both a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net by Citron Review for her story “It Would Not Have Been Our Bones."
Jill Talbot’s manuscript I’ve Always Stayed Gone: Essays earned honorable mention in Seneca Review’s Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize Contest.
Jon Chaiim McConnell has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Yemassee Journal.
Robert James Russell, Tabitha Blankenbiller, and Brandon Taylor have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes by Little Fiction.
Meghan Phillips has been nominated for Best Small Fictions by Cheap Pop.
Reader Eric Rasmussen was nominated for a Pushcart prize by Black Fox.
Poetry Editor Marianne Chan has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Carve for her poem “Dear Ozone Layer.”
Reader Bob Sykora has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Vagabond City for his poem “The Nature of New Hampshire and Everything.”
Congratulations on a great year, FAM!