SPLIT LIP UPDATE: Best of the Net 2015, Fall Issue, and Releases

Hello, it’s your esteemed (ish) editor, Amanda.  I have spent this summer moving from Virginia to Pennsylvania in what became sort of a comedy of errors (though it was only funny in hindsight), but I am finally settled in and back to the Split Lip grind. We have SO MUCH going on, and I’m so excited to get back to it.

Best of the Net 2015 Nominations

This was incredibly hard to do because HOLY SHIT, we get to publish so much great stuff. But here are our nominations–congratulations, all!

FICTION
Of Two Minds by Marlene Zadig
 
Smart: A Definition by Kelly Magee
 
POETRY
taking riot selfies with Gina [1] by Sara Biggs Chaney 

Men and Fire by Lauren Davis
 
Just Another Shift by Nicholas Reading
 
Westward by Sandra Marchetti
 
CREATIVE NONFICTION
Eighth Grade Bio by Nina Alvarez
 
NECROLOGY: Gerbils by Chelsea Biondolillo

FALL 2015 Issue

Because I’d fallen a little behind, I thought we were maybe going to do a combined Fall/Winter issue, or have a really small Fall issue, but we’re just going to have our usual amazing online quarterly, only a little later than it usually drops. I can say with authority that it’s our best yet. Stay tuned.

UPCOMING RELEASES FROM SPLIT LIP PRESS

We’ve been hella busy, as you can see, but we could not be more excited to put this work out into the world and into your hands (and brains).

Tom Hunley’s full-length collection of poetry, The State Springfield is In (November 2015)

Katie Schmid’s award-winning chapbook, forget me, hit me, let me drink great quantities of clear, evil liquor (end of 2015)

Jared Yates Sexton’s I Am the Oil of the Engine of the World (early 2016)

SUBMISSIONS 
We are currently in Tip Jar mode, but will be opening free submissions in a few days for Fiction and Memoir (sorry, poets, we’re still catching up with you!). We’ll let you know on Twitter!

Phew, I think that’s all? At least, for now. Back in a day or two with another big, awesome announcement!

xx
AKM
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