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Featured Writer: Sheila O'Connor


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

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. 21

Spring/Summer 2014 – Vol. 11, No. 1

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Contributors

Fiction

Nick Francis Potter, "Irregular Limbs"
Adam McOmber, "Metempsychosis"
Rachel Cantor, "Everyone's a Poet"
Andrew McKernan, "Water"
Jac Jemc, "Strange loop" 
Pablo Piñero Stillmann, "Letter to a Young Performer"
Brian Allen Carr, "We All Become Something"

Nonfiction

Barrett Swanson, "This Swift and Violent Forgetting" 
Jen Hirt, "Not Less than 1000 Bottles for Horseradish"
Matthew Gavin Frank, "Cincinnati Chili Reincarnate"

Poetry

Lauren Clark, "Kim Kardashian & Ray J Sex Tape"
Christopher Citro, "The Nearness of You"
Jamaal May, "On Reading the 154th Instance of Nigger in Absalom, Absalom! on a Train Through Mississippi," "Sugar," "from The Big Book of Exit Strategies"
Dan Kaplan, "Kansas City," "Someone Dropped a Baby"
G. B. Ryan, "Redeye Window Seat," "Orbit," "Twos and Threes"
Chloe Krug Benjamin, "Paleontology with Partner"
Eileen G'Sell, "Fourth of July"
David Wyatt, "Dark Night," "Middle Voice," "Repeating the Lord"
Kathy Fagan, "Ode to Julia Morgan," "Sycamore, Wick & Flame"
Ladan Osman, "You Return with the Water," "Catastrophic Breakdown"

Interviews

Katherine Vaz, interviewed by Amy Sayre Baptista
Brian Allen Carr, interviewed by Jensen Beach

Design Features

Adam Setala

Zut Alors!

Studio Set

Where We’re @

Steve Davenport "Forgottonia: An Interview with Jane Carlson"
Caleb Curtiss, "The Spell of Weather"

Editorial Staff

Editor: Jodee Stanley

Creative Nonfiction Editors: Janice N. Harrington

Poetry Editor: Michael Madonick

Art Directors: Brian Wiley and Maurice Meilleur

Designers: Carolina Bolaño, Taylor Carlson, Chelsea Choi, Siobhan Cooney, Andrew Fishel, Yoojin Hong, Kiki Kolakowski, Bryan Lorenz, Jillian Martin, Kelly Pisanko, Stacie Sansone, Courtney Smith, Ellen Winston

Assistant Editors: Roya Khatiblou, Sean MacIntyre, Lucilena Williams

Editorial Assistants: John Dudek, Sara Fan, Khaleel Gheba, Nolan Grieve, Ceridwen Hall, Avery Irons, Calgary Martin, Yael Massen, Zachariah McVicker, Natalie Mesnard, Katherine Scott Nelson, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Kristin Walters

Special thanks [UIUC Meat Lab], Robert

Support at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

College of Fine and Applied Arts
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of English
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
LAS Humanities Council
Office of the Chancellor
Office of the Provost
School of Art and Design

Individual Sponsors

Publisher
Robert Skiba

Friend
Joan Golder 
Kathleen Harleman
Robert and Allison Mesnard

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 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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