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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?

  

  

 

 

Fall/Winter 2012-13 – Vol. 9, No. 2

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Contributors

Fiction

Terry Dubow "Bird"
Leyna Krow "End Times"
Mary Miller "Recidivism"
Ricardo Nuila "Mort Naturelle" 
Elizabeth Schulte "Borders"

Nonfiction

Roxane Gay "To Scratch, Claw, or Grope Clumsily or Frantically" 
Brandon Davis Jennings "Airman Jennings the Impaler"
Jen Percy "The Guinea Pig Lady"
Edward Kelsey Moore "Piaf and Roadkill"

Poetry

Gladys Justin Carr, "Caroline Kennedy at the Greengrocer">
Keith Dunlap, "The Escapist"
Maggie Glover, "Refrain"
Jeremy Allan Hawkins, "To Say the Imagination"
Lilah Hegnauer, "Bowl"
Jennifer Luebbers, "Petitions"
Michael Mlekoday, "Self-Portrait, Wearing Bear Skull as Mask"
Luisa Muradyan, "Message from a Peeping Tom Named Tom", "In Every Plum"
Jenn Marie Nunes, "Designation as National Historic Landmark"
Chelsea Wagenaar, "Sonopuncture"
Yona Wallach (translated by Linda Zisquit), "*", "This Is the Beauty"

Poetry Feature

Six poems by Ted White
Rachel Farrell, "The Genesis of Ted White"

Translation Feature

Elizabeth Lowe, "Clarice Lispector and the Art of the Crônica"
Clarice Lispector (translated by Elizabeth Lowe), "Human Heat", "Forgiving God"
Elizabeth Lowe, "The Passion According to C.L.: An Interview with Clarice Lispector"

Design Feature

Confident in Their Incompleteness: Tony Brock

Art Features

Emblems in Color: Emblematica Online
Engineering Sculpture Photography: Curtis Mann

Where We’re @

Sean MacIntyre, "Drumbeats"
Lucilena Williams, "Getting Lost"

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Editorial Staff

Editor: Jodee Stanley
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Philip Graham
Poetry Editor: Michael Madonick

Assistant Editors: Laura Adamczyk, Sara Gelston, Eric Tanyavutti
Editorial Assistants: Kendra Chapman, Michael Don, Eduardo Gabrieloff, Khaleel Gheba, Angela Hine, Roya Khatiblou, Sean MacIntyre, Natalie Mesnard, Max Somers, Jessica Thom, Lucilena Williams

Design Staff

Art Director: Matthew Peterson

Designers: Grace Hamann, Caitlin Howe, Scott Jackson, Maria Ludeke, Serena Moy, Elaine Palutsis, Will Ryan, Tyler Schmidt, Heather Stickney
Photographers: Harrison Hakes, Kendall McCaugherty, Alejandra Rodriguez

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Marc Snir

This project is partially supported by a grant from 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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