Split Lip Magazine

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Editorial Focus: 

Split Lip Magazine is out to unionize literature with pop culture just as Playboy adds it to nudie pics and as The Atlantic adds it to current events. We publish mainstream literary prose & verse, music, fine art and film.

Tips From the Editor: 

We do not follow a strict philosophy; we just want good writing. Fiction: characters trump setting & place, and trouble is necessary on every page. Memoir: Please deliver a story arc instead of simply reflecting, and please make sure you want it published before submitting if it's about dark family secrets or matters that might ruin your reputation. Poetry: Narrative is highly favored, surrealism comes in a close second. No emotional ramblings that belong in a diary. Free verse, concrete imagery and limited abstraction please. Bottom line: if you have a piece you feel belongs in a pop culture magazine called Split Lip, please submit. If the piece sounds more fitting for a journal with rivers and mountains in the title, please submit to them, not that we hate rivers and mountains.

Contact Information
J. Scott Bugher, Founder & Publisher
1309 West Broad Street
Richmond,
Indiana
23220

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Last updated: July 23, 2014

Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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