Split Lip Magazine

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
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

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Last updated: July 23, 2014