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Now Available! Volume 17, no. 1 - Spring/Summer 2020


Featuring new work from: Brock Clarke, Becky Hagenston, David Naimon, Paul Crenshaw, Kathy Fagan, Jennifer Saunders, and more!. Plus: an interview with Anders Carlson-Wee!

 

Featured Writer: Serena Simpson


Winner of the 2020 Disquiet International Literary Program Prize in Nonfiction

Journal – No. 2

Fall/Winter 2004 – Vol. 1, No. 2

Sample Spreads

 

Contributors

Art

flyingpuppet.com, oculart.com, anonymes.net

Fiction

John Haskell, Roy Kesey, Adam Johnson, Ann Beattie, Carol Emschwiller, George Singleton, Jennifer Sears, Wythe Marschall, Harry Stephen Keeler

Nonfiction

Natania Rosenfeld, Tom Bissell, Susan Perabo, Ander Monson, Ron Carlson, William Gillespie

Poetry

Janice N. Harrington, Ann E. Michael, William Winfield Wright, Ira Sukrungruang, G.C. Waldrep, Nance Van WInckel, Paul McCormick, Bob Hicok, Deborah Cummins, Joyce Goldenstern, Amy Lingafelter, Barry Ballard, Kevin Craft, Thomas Reiter, Christopher Chambers

Editor's Note

For the second issue of Ninth Letter, our primary goal has been to avoid duplicating our first issue. Our mission above all is to refuse to succumb to the comfort of an established, test-driven format or to confine ourselves to a single definition of literature. So things are a bit different this second time around, and in forthcoming issues (be warned) they'll be different yet again. For Volume 1 issue 2, we've experimented with alternative media and interactivity with ninthletter.com; we've also included some special items for readers and collectors. Go ahead and turn to the contributors' notes first, as I know many of you already do. You'll find some interesting facts about each of our featured writers and poets, collected in a handy tear-and-save format. And in honor of our limited-edition contributors' cards, we've compiled below nine facts unique to this issue of Ninth Letter.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy.

— Jodee Rubins

Awards

Best New Poets 2005

"In Thailand It Is Night" - Ira Sukrungruang

Type Directors Club

Certificate of Excellence

STEP Inside Design Magazine's STEP 100 Annual

 

Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards

"Terra Firma" - Amy Lingafelter

Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards

"Traveler" - Janice N. Harrington

2005 CHAAMPS: A Celebration of White Space:

Best Publication Design

2005 CHAAMPS: A Celebration of White Space:

Best in Show

Credits

Editor

Jodee Rubins

Fiction Editor

Philip Graham

Poetry Editor

Michael Madonick

Nonfiction Editor

David Wright

Art Editors

Joseph Squier and Nan Goggin

Art Director

Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud

Designers

Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud, Nan Goggin, and Lauren Hoopes

Assistant Editors

J Anderson Frazee, Rosalie Morales Kearns, Patrick Lane, Joe Ledoux, Christopher Maier, Katherine Mauer, Robert McCarthy, Neelay Shah, Jason Watt, Chris Wiberg

Editorial Assistants

Yanoula Athanassakis, Laura Bandy, David Coyoka, Kristen Davidson, Zakiya Farris, Laura Koritz, Kevin Matz, Anne Owen, Paul Riegel, Kristel Reitsel-Low, Ben Stephens, Rebecca Weber

Assistant Designers

Fabiola Elias, Daniel Goscha, Amy Hanlon, Chad Kellenberger, Mason Kessinger, Valerie Lohmann, Jessica Mullen

Featured Writer: Antony Dapiran


 watercolor painting of person holding umbrella in cloud of tear gas

Announcing our 2020 Literary Award Winners!


We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2020 Literary Awards!

Poetry – Danielle Williams, for “A Walk on June 19,” “fa’ñague /fuh-nyah-ghee/”, and “Gospel”

Creative Nonfiction - Anna Winham, for “my mother // itch”

Fiction  - Alida Dean, for “The Off Season”

The winning works will appear in our Fall/Winter 2020-21 edition, due out in December 2020.

View our complete list of winners and honorable mentions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Writer: A. Kendra Greene


On Necropants: The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft

an excerpt from The Museum of Whales You Will Never See

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