**50% of all proceeds from Tip Jar and Expedited Submissions in February will be donated to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.**

Split Lip Magazine is voice-driven literary journal with a pop culture twist. We publish online monthly and once yearly. We accept works of fiction (flash and short stories), memoir, and poetry. Please read our guidelines and submit accordingly. We appreciate you taking time to check us out and look forward to reading your work.

Other important details: 

  • We're open for FREE submissions during the months of December, February, April, June, August, and October. 
  • We are open for TIP JAR submissions only during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. 
  • For the summer (through September) all submissions will be considered for our web and print editions. Should you wish to be considered for web only, please indicate in your cover letter. 
  • We offer an EXPEDITED submission option, which puts your submission to the top of our reading pile. You can expect a response within two weeks (usually sooner). It does not guarantee acceptance. 
  • Occasionally we may shut FREE subs early due to an overwhelming response. If the fees are a burden, please get in touch, and we'll see what we can do. 
  • Please submit in one genre only (choose your best and let us do the rest).
  • Should you receive a rejection, please wait one month before submitting again.
  • If you're a previous contributor, we love you, but please wait one year before submitting again. 

Ends on May 31, 2018$5.00
$5.00
For a faster response, use our expedited reading option. We'll put your work at the very top of our reading pile and we'll respond within two weeks (usually sooner). This option provides no preferential treatment

We're looking for your best fiction from 1,000-4,500 words (though shorter is better). 

- Please read at least one story 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. 
- Please proofread! The occasional typo won't lead to a rejection, but we can tell when you've sent us a first draft. 

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 immediately 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. 

Thank you! 


Ends on May 31, 2018$5.00
$5.00
For a faster response, use our expedited reading option. We'll put your work at the very top of our reading pile and we'll respond within two weeks (usually sooner). This option provides no preferential treatment

We're looking for your best flash fiction under 1,000 words. 

- Please read at least one story 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. 
- Please proofread! The occasional typo won't lead to a rejection, but we can tell when you've sent us a first draft. 

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 immediately 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. 

Thank you! 


Ends on May 31, 2018$5.00
$5.00
For a faster response, use our expedited reading option. We'll put your work at the very top of our reading pile and we'll respond within two weeks (usually sooner). This option provides no preferential treatment

Send us your best poem.  Yes, 1 poem per submission. We want new, innovative works by fresh voices.  Please follow the rules. Do not submit more than one poem at a time. And please wait for a response before submitting again. If you submit more than one poem at a time, we will likely reject. 

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. 


Thank you! 


Ends on May 31, 2018$5.00
$5.00
For a faster response, use our expedited reading option. We'll put your work at the very top of our reading pile and we'll respond within two weeks (usually sooner). This option provides no preferential treatment

We want new, innovative works by fresh voices. 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 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. 

Thank you! 


Ends in 4 days, 20 hours
Ends on May 31, 2018$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 in 4 days, 20 hours
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 May 31, 2018$3.00
$3.00

- 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 (rarely) take up to 5,000 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 May 31, 2018$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 us your best poem.  Yes, 1 poem per submission. We want new, innovative works by fresh voices.  Please follow the rules. Do not submit more than one poem at a time. Please wait for a response before submitting again. If you submit more than one poem at a time, we will likely reject. 

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 May 31, 2018$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 31, 2018$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 6-9 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 an email with your attached MS to publisher Amanda Miska: editor@splitlipmagazine.com.





Ends in 4 days, 20 hours

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

- Please double or at least 1.5 your line spacing and use either Times New Roman or Garamond

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

- The shorter, the better though we (rarely) take up to 5,0000 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 in 4 days, 20 hours

We want new, innovative works by fresh voices.

Send us ONE unpublished poem of face-melting material. Yes, 1 poem per submission.   Please follow the rules. Do not submit more than one poem at a time. Please wait for a response before submitting again.

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

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

Ends in 4 days, 20 hours

- 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 standard font (Times, Garamond etc.)

- 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 pieces 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.