It's Back: Our Annual Chapbook Contest!
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The winning chapbook will be released by June, 2018. We will work our best to have them ready earlier, but after some research, and after swallowing our "sooner the better" mindset, we felt prodded to provide ourselves with a cushion of time in order to optimize the quality of the books along with arranging some promotion like book reviews, plugs on literary blogs and help from our affilate online journal friends.
Chapbooks will be 6" x 9" and perfect bound, matte finish.
Cover art is negotiable between the author and Split Lip. We want the author to have their book look they way they want it to, but we also want books to "fit" with the Split Lip aesthetic: A little touch of grit and a great deal of torque, nothing cute like a duck swimming in a pond. We'll work it out and make sure we're all happy.
Additional author copies will be available at wholesale plus shipping. Ballpark per book is about $2.50. Split Lip will not inflate that.
Rights and whatnot: All rights belong to the author, and there will be no formal contract. Whatever the author sells, they keep. Whatever we sell, we split 75% publisher / 25% author.
Copies and distribution: Up front, the chapbooks will be available only online through the Split Lip website and Amazon. Then later, when funds are available, Split Lip will print batches to distribute to regional (east coast) bookstores and to offer at a variety of book fairs.