Manuscript Call: Novel/Novella Manuscripts

Literary Arts
Organization Split/Lip Press
Deadline September 1, 2023

We are currently looking for previously unpublished novel or novella manuscripts. We’re looking, in particular, for books 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 four novel/novellas currently at Split/Lip Press: Colleen Burner’s forthcoming novella Sister Golden Calf (pub date 9/19/23), Anurag Andra’s novella Submarine, Emily Thomas Mani’s The Church of Wrestling and Mila Jaroniec’s Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover. 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 are WELCOME and ENCOURAGED and HIGHLY SOUGHT—we want to help bring your voice to the world!

The submission reading fee helps cover our costs as a press, and our novel/novella reading team will be splitting 25% of the submission fees collected during this reading period as compensation for their hard work. But we don’t want a fee to keep us from finding the best work out there. If you can’t afford the reading fee, please send an email to [email protected] before submitting to receive a manuscript fee waiver, no questions asked.