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Split Lip Magazine

Literary Magazine



Flash Nonfiction







A literary journal that’s totally bonkers-in-love with voice-driven writing, pop culture, and the kind of honesty that gets you right in the kidneys.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    4 months*
    Editor reported data
    48 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    From the editors


    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 75

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 3000

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 75

Send us your best unpublished literary, mainstream, or experimental writing between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Profanity, sex and such are permitted but we will not publish anything tickling the boundaries of pornography. As much as we like sci-fi, romance, mystery and adventure, please, no genre fiction.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 75

Please read at least one piece from our archives to help discern if we're right for you Please double 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.


Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 75


Max words: 800

Max words: 1200

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 50

Split Lip Magazine is interested in reviews and interviews from recently released (within the last nine months) or forthcoming literary collections. We will not consider submissions written by a friend or family member of the reviewer/interviewer. If you've received a rejection from us, please do not resend the same work; we will not reconsider it. We will not consider any work that is not a review or interview. One submission (query or pre-written draft) at a time, please. We take queries/pitches on spec, and if we accept a query/pitch from you, we can try to get a copy of the book! Please also note that we don’t keep a list of books we’re interested in or a stable of writers on hand for reviews/interviews. If you know someone who’d like to cover your collection, have them submit to us!


Max words: 1000

Max words: 2000

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 50


Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 75

Send us one high-resolution image or a link to your portfolio. No multiple submissions. Please let us respond to your first submission before submitting again. Materials may have been previously published online. We want art steeped in memory & awareness. Art that eats donuts & watches cartoons on Saturday mornings. Art that lives next door. Whose parents are immigrants. Art that’s lowbrow. Pop-surreal. Hyperreal. Abstract. Art that reminds us of our humanity.


Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 75

Send us one high-resolution image or a link to your portfolio. No multiple submissions. Please let us respond to your first submission before submitting again. Materials may have been previously published online.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Make you feel at home: cozy, meme-friendly, a sense of community, all that stuff Active on social media Pays! $75 per author for poems, memoirs, flash, fiction, and art, $50 for interviews/reviews, and $25 for mini-reviews for the web issues. Print issue contributor payment is $5 per printed page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies Offer expedited response: $5, response time 2 weeks Available in print Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype Free sub periods: January, March, May, August, September, and November. Also publishes Chapbooks!

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

48 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

-15 days

Fastest response time

669 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1647 days, 801 days, 1378 days, 1328 days, 983 days, 1667 days, 1503 days, 1480 days, 1943 days, 1918 days, 1063 days, 917 days, 877 days, 789 days, 712 days, 1023 days, 1139 days, 885 days, 712 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

44 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls


    Aug 1, 2024 - Dec 15, 2024

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