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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!

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Winter 2018

Featuring new work by K. C. Frederick, Danielle LaVaque-Manty, Kyle McCord, Brandon Melendez, Merridawn Duckler, Jessica McCaughey, and more!




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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