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An excerpt from Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions (Rose Metal Press, 2019)

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In 2019, Ninth Letter celebrates 15 years of publication, and to celebrate, we are offering ALL back issues from volume 1, number 1 to volume 15, number 2, for only $5.95! Prices are good through 12/31/2019. Visit our webstore to order!

  

Journal – No. 16

Fall/Winter 2011-12 – Vol. 8, No. 2

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Contributors

Nonfiction

Monica Berlin, "On Beds, Or Where We Sleep"
Michele Morano, "Crushed"
Jacqueline Saint-Pierre, "The Waiting Place"
Sue William Silverman, "Prepositioning John Travolta" 
Eric Dean Wilson, "Memphisto: Scenes from the End"

Fiction

Logan Adams, "Tethers"
Anya Groner, "Hop"
Theodore Kitaif, "Pictures"
Helen Rubinstein, "Essy, stepping into the water"
Joe B. Sills, "The Ascendants"
E. B. Vandiver, "Safelight"

Poetry

L. S. Asekoff, "Cicero"; "The Sleeping Disciples"
A. M. Brant, "To Notify in Case"
Jesse Damiani, Take Her to a Place She Knows"; "Joan of Arc Responds to Being Drunkenly Hit on at Poor Paul's Pourhouse""
Jehanne Dubrow, "Arranged Marriage, as Coffee Field"
Frank Giampietro, "Another To-Don't List"
Gina Keicher, "Labor Day '98"
Jill Osier, "Sand"
L. S. McKee, "The Anatomical Heart"; "Dead Giveaway"
Rebecca Gayle Howell, "How to Build Trust:"
Richard Pierce, "Penny Livingsto and the Red-Spotted Newt"
Roger Reeves, "Asylum"; "Self-Portrait as Love in Mississippi"; "Do Not Enter"
Michael Shea, "J. Robert Oppenheimer Meets Marilyn Monroe"
Laura Lee Washburn, "Ritual & Meditation""Penances or A List of Actions or States of Being and Corresponding, Often Unexpected, Penances"

Art Feature

Willis Guthrie, Book Alteration

Where We’re @

Michael Don, “Our Missouri Borders”
Kendra Chapman, “Negotiating the Labyrinth: Memory, Borges, and the Art Institute of Chicago”

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Now Available! Volume 16, no. 1 - Spring/Summer 2019


Featuring new work from: George David Clark, Millie Tullis, nicole v basta, Beth Kephart, Jacob Aiello, Steve Tomasula, Alex McElroy, Melanie Ritzenthaler, and more. Plus: The Audacity of Language: Eight CantoMundo Poets

 

2019 Best of the Net


Nominees Announced!

We're delighted to announce that 9L has nominated the following works from our Summer 2018 and Winter 2019 editions for the 2019 Best of the Net anthology:

Katie M. Flynn, The King of South Phoenix
Jess Williard, The Spoils
KB Kinkel, Recambrian
Shangyang Fang, Tether
Jason Gray, Letter from the Frozen City
Beth Gilstrap, How to Tattoo a Disordered Woman
Lauren W. Westerfield, That Same Summer
E. Kristin Anderson, Find an Answer in Floorboard or Flowers
Darci Schummer, The Veil
Natalie Wee, When my grandmother begins to forget

Some Kind of Second Heart: New Bulgarian Writing

Current Web Edition: Summer 2019


Featuring Jessica Staricka, Danielle Dubrasky, GE Gilbert, Kristine Langley Mahler, Johann Sarna, Cullen Whisenhunt, Sara Baxter, Harris Lahti, Alyse Knorr, Demi Anter, Len Lawson, Kailey Tedesco, Rachel J. Bennett  

 

Featured Writer: Katherine Vaz


Featured Writer: Emily Arnason Casey


"Sorrow Is a Mother," from Made Holy (Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction, University of Georgia Press, 2019)

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