NEW EDITORIAL TEAM MEMBERS AT SLP:
We're super super super happy to share with you all the new editorial team members who have joined our A++ board: Lauren Westerfield, who will be serving as our new Essay/Memoir/NF-Hybrid Editor, Kate Finegan is our inaugural Novel/Novella Editor, and David Wojciechowski is taking over the pivotal role of Book Designer. Please check out their bios on our Mission/Team page!
2020 CHAPBOOK CONTEST JUDGES:
Judging our fiction chapbooks, we have Brenna Womer, author of the mixed-genre collection honeypot (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019) and the chapbook Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance (C&R Press, 2018). Brenna is a prose writer, poet, and English Lecturer at Western Colorado University. She holds an MA in English from Missouri State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Michigan University in the Upper Peninsula. She’s a nonfiction editor at American Chordata, her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Indiana Review, The Normal School, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere, and we are THRILLED to have her as a judge!
On the nonfiction/hybrid side of the contest, we have Sarah Minor, author of Bright Archive, a collection of visual essays forthcoming from Rescue Press (Fall 2020), Slim Confessions, forthcoming from Noemi Press (2021), and the digital chapbook The Persistence of The Bonyleg: Annotated (Essay Press, 2016). Sarah is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art, curator of the visual essay series at Essay Daily, Video Editor at TriQuarterly Review and the Assistant Director of the Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival. She holds a PhD in Creative Nonfiction from Ohio University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arizona, and we are completely ecstatic to have her as a judge!
NOVEL/NOVELLA and BOOK DESIGNER EDITORIAL POSITIONS: We're looking for a Novel/Novella Editor and a new Book Designer (JAYME WE ARE SO SAD TO SEE YOU GO!)--please check out our Interest Forms on Submittable and send your info along if you think you'd be a good fit for the coolest press team on the small press circuit (that's us, obv)
CANCELLED! Our AWP20 bookfair table is canceled; our offsite goes on--Thursday night, The Cherrity Bar, 7-9PM!
AWP 2020 SAN ANTONIO: Y'all going? We are! We will be sharing a table (T1868) at the AWP Bookfair with 7.13 Books, and we'll have copies of all of our books for sale, so save space in your tote bag (or carry a backpack—pro-tip; ask me how I learned). We're super-excited to announce that Samantha Edmonds' chapbook The Space Poet, winner of the 2018 Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest, will be making its debut at AWP!
We will be hosting a number of our Split/Lip Press authors in "author residencies," which means they will be In Residence at our bookfair table and happy to sign copies of their books. Don't miss Mila Jaroniec, Tasha Coryell, Samantha Edmonds, Jennifer Wortman, and Melissa Matthewson!
Also—very excited to share our AWP off-site event at The Cherrity Bar in San Antonio on Thursday, March 5th, from 7-9pm. We are partnering with 7.13 Books and Alternating Current Press for this event, and Jennifer Wortman, Melissa Matthewson, Samantha Edmonds, and Sara Schaff will be reading from their SLP books. The Cherrity Bar is super-close to the Convention Center (Google Maps says it's a 7min walk), plus you can score delicious ramen in-house. We'd love to see you!
NONFICTION/HYBRID MANUSCRIPT UPDATE: We’re delighted to announce the results of our 2019 nonfiction/hybrid submissions period. We will be adding TWO nonfiction books to our Split/Lip Press catalog: Athena Dixon’s essay collection The Incredible Shrinking Woman, which we will be publishing this fall, and Jeannine Ouellette’s essay collection The Part that Burns, slated for an early 2021 release. We received so many outstanding submissions—we’re knocked out by the quality of the work writers were willing to trust us with—that it was truly a challenge to keep it to two books. Huge thanks to our nonfiction/hybrid reading team for all their time and effort!