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Pushcart Prize Nominations 2019


Nominees Announced!

We're delighted to announce that 9L has nominated the following works from our Spring/Summer 2019 and Fall/Winter 2019-20 editions for The Pushcart Prize XLV:

Spring/Summer 2019 (vol. 16 no. 1, published May 2019)

Michael Torres, "The Pachuco Himself Considers the Audacity of Language" (poetry)

Jacob Aiello, "Units of Measurement" (creative nonfiction)

Alex McElroy, "The Cruise" (fiction)

Fall/Winter 2019-20 (vol. 16 no. 2, forthcoming December 2019)

Samantha Edmonds, "The Adventures of Earthgirl and Starboy" (fiction)

Jenny Tinghui Zhang, "Party Trick Chinese" (creative nonfiction)

Adam Meisner, "Fourteen Translations for a Line from Barthes' Incidents" (poetry)

Anniversary Special!

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

 

Some Kind of Second Heart: New Bulgarian Writing

Featured Writer: Sheila O'Connor


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

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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