Split Lip Magazine
Split Lip Magazine is an online venue with an intent to help literature mingle with pop culture again. While we have a passion for what they call "high" art, we also indulge in the mainstream media, which, over time, has been reduced to music and cinema. That said, Split Lip does not publish only literature, we also feature music, fine art and film. Each issue includes at least two special features: book reviews, band spotlights, interviews, comics, lifestyle articles, etc. The magazine has been modeled after Paste, a magazine for independent singer-songwriters and bands, along with Playboy, yes, Playboy. Grounded in music, Paste Magazine also incorporates articles regarding film, books and culture. Grounded in boobs and butts, Playboy Magazine serves also as prime real estate for short fiction. Both concepts equals Split Lip. The model is: have a flagship feature and broaden your audience with complimentary content. Our hope is for users to visit the site for one reason and to stick around for another, like a fan of a featured singer-songwriter stopping by and then sticking around to read a poem or check out the art gallery. Our bottom line: we desire to see writers gain more appreciation in pop culture instead of what has become the norm, which is recognition among their contemporaries while gathering very little exposure to a mainstream audience. As we witness growing traffic to our site, we feel our desire for a change is in motion.