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Taking Submissions: Split Lip Magazine

September 30

Deadline: September 30th, 2019
Payment: web issues will receive $50 (paid via PayPal). Print issue contributor payment is $5 per printed page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and 1 year subscription.
Note: While they do have pay to submit options, there are free-to-submit options through the end of the month at the bottom of the listing.

Split Lip Magazine* is a voice-driven literary journal with a pop culture twist. We publish online monthly and in print annually. We accept 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.

WE ARE NOW A PAYING MARKET! As of May 2018, contributors to web issues will receive $50 (paid via PayPal). Print issue contributor payment is $5 per printed page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and 1 year subscription.

*Split Lip Magazine is an independently-run offshoot of Split Lip Press, If you have a question about Split Lip Press, please visit their website for contact information.

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.
  • 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 (e.g., our free sub cap with Submittable maxes out). 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) at a time.
  • 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.
  • 100% of any submission fee goes to running the magazine (web host fees, Submittable fees) and to paying contributors.

Fiction:

  • Please read at least one story from our archives to help discern if we’re right for you.
  • Please double space and use either Times New Roman or Garamond
  • We favor interesting, literary narratives with a modern, pop culture appeal.
  • We consider stories in the 1,000-2,500 word range for our web issues. We will consider fiction in the 2,500-5,000 word range for our annual print issue.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us or withdraw if the piece is picked up elsewhere.
  • Please provide a short cover letter and contact information.

Flash:

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.
  • Please submit only one piece a at time.
  •  Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us or withdraw if the piece is picked up elsewhere.

Poetry:

We want innovative works by fresh voices.

Send us ONE unpublished poem. Yes, 1 poem per submission. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please contact us or withdraw if the poem is picked up elsewhere.

Via: Split Lip Mag’s Submittable.

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Date:
September 30

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