Manuscript call
We are currently looking for short story and flash fiction full-length manuscripts. We won't define "full-length" for you (you're the author, after all) but 100+ pages tends to be the sweet spot. We're looking for manuscripts that question boundaries (physical, emotional, metaphysical, meta-emotional--you get the gist). Dazzle us with your version(s) of truth!

To get an idea of what we love, please check out our current short story/flash fiction offerings: The Hook and the Haymaker and I Am the Oil of the Engine of the World, both by Jared Yates Sexton, Felt in the Jaw by Kristen Arnett, Hungry People by Tasha Coryell, and This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love. by Jennifer Wortman. We'd love it if you'd add a copy to your submission, and we'll happily throw in free shipping as a thanks!

Historically under-represented perspectives WELCOME and ENCOURAGED--help us bring your voice to the table! 

Basic formatting details
TNR 12 (or similar), double-spaced (unless you are specifically using special formatting--which we'd love to see), and PLEASE remove your name from the manuscript and file name--our readers review your manuscripts without names attached.

Hugs + thanks
We work closely with our authors on all elements of their book, from design to promotion. We are engaged in the literary community, and as writers ourselves, we know how important it is to have a book that you love that is supported by a press that loves you. We'd love for you to be part of the Split/Lip Press family.

We intend to reply to all submissions by May 1, 2020, so please do not query about the status of your manuscript before that date. Simultaneous submissions are obviously welcome--just let us know if another publisher snags you first.

Thank you for considering Split/Lip Press as the home for your book.

P.S. The reading fee is to cover our costs and for promotion for our press and books. As literary people ourselves, we also sometimes have to pay these fees, but we do it to support our fellow presses.  But we don't want a fee to keep us from finding the best work out there. If you can't afford the fee, please send an email to to receive a manuscript fee waiver, no questions asked.

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