Split Lip Magazine is an online venue for literature. We accept works of fiction (flash and short story), memoir and poetry. Please read the guidelines, which are not very complicated, and submit accordingly. Each category gives a little information regarding what we're seeking, but what will help us all is for you, the writer, to read the current issue (at least one piece in your genre) or pick a few from our archives. Please gather a sense of what we prefer to publish before submitting. We appreciate you taking time to check us out and look forward to reading what you have to offer. 

We are looking to add a new member to our team. Could that member be you?

Split Lip is a monthly online magazine that publishes flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and memoir. We are currently looking for a flash fiction editor.

Responsibilities include:
-Reading and voting on submissions
-Responding to writer submissions
-Editing stories
-Promoting contributor work
-Soliciting work from talented flash writers 
-Working with other members of the Split Lip Team to produce a monthly issue

The time commitment varies. This is a volunteer position and a labor of lit love.




Ends on April 1, 2017
If you are a past contributor to Split Lip Magazine, and you would like to send a new piece of work to be considered for our Split Lip Fam SPECIAL ISSUE, this is the place.

We are encouraging contributors to submit something outside of their comfort zone...whatever that means to them. A different genre, something experimental, something more personal than they usually write, something that could make other people squirm a little (in a good way).

Guidelines:
-Flash under 1000
-Fiction + Memoir under 3000
-3 poems

Ends on March 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00
We are looking for your best fiction under 1000 words. Under 750 is even better.

- Please read at least one piece from our archives to help discern if we're right for you.
- Please double or at least 1.5 your line spacing and use a serif font. 
- We favor interesting, literary narratives with a modern, pop culture appeal. Voice-driven prose also gets us fired up.
- Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us or withdraw if the piece is picked up elsewhere.
- In the body of the message box, please provide a short cover letter, brief bio and contact information. 

Ends on March 31, 2017
We are looking for your best fiction under 1000 words. Under 750 is even better.

- Please read at least one piece from our archives to help discern if we're right for you.
- Please double or at least 1.5 your line spacing and use a serif font. 
- We favor interesting, literary narratives with a modern, pop culture appeal. Voice-driven prose gets us fired up.
- Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us or withdraw if the piece is picked up elsewhere.- In the body of the message box, please provide a short cover letter, brief bio and contact information. 

Ends on March 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00
This tipping option is more of an opportunity to support the literary community and the role Split Lip plays within it. Do, though, keep in mind that this does not guarantee publication. That said, our guidelines are below. 

- Please read at least one piece from our archives to help discern if we're right for you.
- Please double or at least 1.5 your line spacing and use a serif font. 
- We favor interesting, literary narratives with a modern, pop culture appeal.
- The shorter, the better though we take up to 3000 words. 
Fiction Editor Jon Chaiim McConnell says he wants "something unusual. If it's the language, the structure, the characters, the premise -- any or all of them, to whatever degree, I just want to be taken somewhere that I've never been before and then convinced that it's wonderful." 

- Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us or withdraw if the piece is picked up elsewhere.

- In the body of the message box, please provide a short cover letter, brief bio and contact information. 


Now go on and give us a shot!


Ends on March 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00

This tipping option is more of an opportunity to support the literary community and the role Split Lip plays within it. Do, though, keep in mind that this does not guarantee publication. That said, our guidelines are below. 

Send up to 5 unpublished poems of face-melting material. Avoid any peppy and rhyming works. We want new, innovative works by fresh voices. Though we are open to all aesthetics, we favor narrative poetry in the likes of Stephen Dobyns, James Tate, Allison Joseph, Sharon Olds, Kim Addonizio, Bob Hicok, Tony Hoagland, Michael Meyerhofer, David Kirby, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sarah Pape, etc. 

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us if the piece is picked up elsewhere.

In the body of the message box, please provide a short cover letter, brief bio and contact information. 

Ends on March 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00
This tipping option is more of an opportunity to support the literary community and the role Split Lip plays within it. Do, though, keep in mind that this does not guarantee publication. That said, our guidelines are below. 

- Please read at least one piece from our archives to help discern if we're right for you.
- Please double or at least 1.5 your line spacing and use a serif font. 
- We favor interesting, literary narratives with a modern, pop culture appeal.
- The shorter, the better though we take up to 2000 words. 

- Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us or withdraw if the piece is picked up elsewhere.

- In the body of the message box, please provide a short cover letter, brief bio and contact information. 


Ends on March 1, 2017$10.00
$10.00
We are currently looking for:
--short fiction collections
--poetry collections
--essay collections
--experimental memoirs
--hybrid works
--novellas
--novels

To get an idea of what we love, please check out our most recent offerings, as well as Split Lip Magazine.

We publish one chapbook and 2-3 full-length books a year:  competition is steep. 

We work closely with our authors on all elements of their book, from design to promotion. We are engaged in the literary community, and as writers ourselves, we know how important it is to have a book that you love that is supported by a press that loves you.

We'd love you to be part of the Split Lip family.

Please allow 3 months for replies to manuscript submissions. Simultaneous submissions are obviously welcome--just let us know if another publisher snags you first.

Thank you for considering Split Lip Press as the home for your book.

P.S. The $10 reading fee is to cover our costs and for promotion for our press and books (via Submittable, advertising, etc.), and we think of it like a donation. As literary people ourselves, we also sometimes have to pay these fees, but we do it to support our fellow struggling (for now) presses.  But we don't want a fee to keep us from finding the best work out there. If you can't afford the fee, send a query letter to: editor@splitlipmagazine.com.





Ends on March 31, 2017

- Please read at least one piece from our archives to help discern if we're right for you.

- Please double or at least 1.5 your line spacing and use a serif font. 

- We favor interesting, literary narratives with a modern, pop culture appeal.

- The shorter, the better though we take up to 3500 words. 

- Fiction Editor Jon Chaiim McConnell says he wants "something unusual. If it's the language, the structure, the characters, the premise -- any or all of them, to whatever degree, I just want to be taken somewhere that I've never been before and then convinced that it's wonderful."  

- Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us or withdraw if the piece is picked up elsewhere.

- In the body of the message box, please provide a short cover letter, brief bio and contact information. 


Ends on March 31, 2017

Send up to 5 unpublished poems of face-melting material. We want new, innovative works by fresh voices. 

- Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us or withdraw if the piece is picked up elsewhere.

- In the body of the message box, please provide a short cover letter, brief bio and contact information. 

Ends on March 31, 2017

- Please read at least one piece from our archives to help discern if we're right for you.

- Please double or at least 1.5 your line spacing and use a serif font. 

- We favor interesting, literary narratives with a modern, pop culture appeal.

- The shorter, the better though we take up to 2000 words. 

NOTE: If your memoir is of a delicate subject matter, please make sure you really want it open to the public. We've had to remove a few from our archives due to writer's remorse, so be careful, please. 

- Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us or withdraw if the piece is picked up elsewhere.

- In the body of the message box, please provide a short cover letter, brief bio and contact information.