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Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a special online edition to be published at ninthletter.com in Winter 2018.  Submissions will be open from January 22 to March 31.

The theme for this issue is climate. Subjected to climate change both in our localities and at a distance, how does our literature recognize and respond? Snow in Saudi Arabia. Bleached coral reefs. Bomb cyclones and a weakened polar vortex. Drought and unprecedented wildfire. Longer hurricane seasons. We hear this all around us, but what does it mean to you?

  

  

 

Journal – No. 15

Spring/Summer 2011 – Vol. 8, No. 1

Sample Spreads

 

Contributors

Nonfiction

B. J. Hollars, "In Defense of Sasquatch"
David LeGault, "I Am a Fan of Charles Martin Smith"
Aisha Sabatini Sloan, "Fade to White"
Ryan Van Meter, "Look at me"

Special Feature

Matthew Baker, "An Interview with Michael Martone"

Fiction

Jensen Beach, "Water Festival"
Jimmy Chen, "Again St."
Benjamin Rybeck, "Dad Stuff"
William Wall, "I Bought a Heart"
Kellie Wells, "The Sorrows"
Naomi J. Williams, "Folie à Plusieurs"
Kevin Wilson, "The Human Element in the Machine Process"

Poetry

Alice Bolin, "Antiphon"
Matthew Dickman, "I MADE YOU DINNER BOB KAUFMAN!"; "I MISS YOU ALLEN GINSBERG!"
Ansel Elkins, "On Leaving the Boy in the Battlefield"
Matthew Gavin Frank, "Monarch"; "Luciferase"
Roy Giles, "Before I Go to Bed"
Benjamin S. Grossberg, "The Space Traveler and the Doppler Effect"
James Allen Hall, "Love Story"; "Two Stories Ending Under an Overcast Sky"
T. J. Jarrett, "We Go to the River and Will Always Return"
Joy Manesiotis, "Skein"
Scott Minar, "Pecadillo"; "Reading the Odyssey"
Gretchen Steele Pratt, "Exodus of the Skyscrapers"
Maxine Scates, "Sirkian"
Claire Sylvester Smith, "Luxuriant"
Ryan Teitman, "Circles"
Jake Adam York, "Letter Written in the Breath"

Art Feature

Carrie Dashow and Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, "Subliminal History of New York State: Route of Progress"

Where We’re @

Eduardo Gabrieloff, “Humbolt Park”
Harmony Neal, “Detroit, City of the Future”

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This project is partially supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.

Information about supporting Ninth Letter can be found at www.ninthletter.com; all donations and gifts to Ninth Letter are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Now Available! Volume 14, no. 2 - Fall/Winter 2017-18


Featuring new work from:
D. J. Thielke, Rachel M. Hanson,
Becka Mara McKay, Kimberly King Parsons,
Jeanne Larson, Oliver Baez Bendorf,
Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley, Aaron Baker,
and more. Plus: The winners of our 2017 Literary Awards!

 

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Featured Writer: Mimi Schwartz


 

Submit to our 2018 Literary Awards!


 

This year's Literary Awards are now open for submissions. Our esteemed guest judges are Michele Morano, fiction; Elissa Washuta, creative nonfiction, and sam sax, poetry.

Winners in each category will receive $1000 and publication in Ninth Letter. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription.

Go here for complete guidelines and to submit your work!

Feature: Cuban Voices

 

 

Dream Game, Memory's Palazzo

The Sun Yat-sen International Writers Residency Special Edition

edited and with an introduction by Katherine Scott Nelson

featuring poetry, essays, and stories by Ravi Shankar, Fan Dai, Larissa Boehning, Rúnar Vignisson, and more

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