We are looking for a Social Media Editor who supports the books we're making and would like to help us spread the word about the books and press.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram are the main platforms SLP uses. We'd like to grow followings on all three: Twitter followers are close to 10,000, while both FB and IG are around 1000 (we also use them far less frequently).
We are hoping to promote the work that our authors are doing right now (it's hard to keep up with all of them!) and any publicity our authors and the press gets, as well as author events/readings and other important press news, such as submission calls. The work won't be more than a couple hours a week (of course, if you're having fun, you can feel free to do more!), but consistency/reliability is V IMPORTANT.
Who we're looking for:
-Someone both active in the writing community and on social media (please include your Twitter/Insta handles).
-Someone with experience (can be concurrent) working with a press or literary magazine in some capacity.
-Someone with a sense of humor.
-Bonus: good at .gifs.
-Historically under-represented folks (women, POC, non-binary) to the front, always.
As a reminder, this is an unpaid volunteer position (as is every staff position at SLP)--but we will joyously thank you with Split Lip Press book swag!
If you have further questions about the position, please email splitlipthepress at gmail.com.
We are currently looking for essay collections, memoirs, and NF-hybrid 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 NF 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 NF offerings: Melissa Matthewson's memoir-in-essays "Tracing the Desire Line," and Melissa Wiley's essay collection "Antlers in Space and Other Common Phenomena." 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.
That said, this is essay/memoir/NF-hybrid--if you use your name in the content of your manuscript, we do not require you to redact it. We just like to do what we can to give all manuscripts the same, unbiased opportunities.
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 you to be part of the Split Lip Press family.
We intend to reply to all submissions by February 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 $10 reading fee is to cover our costs and for promotion for our press and books, and we think of it like a donation. 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, send an email with your attached MS to firstname.lastname@example.org.