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Featured Writer: Isabel Ribe


 

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"

Animated Bestiary

 

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.

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Now Available! Volume 16, no. 2 - Fall/Winter 2019-20


Featuring new work from: Geri Doran, A. R. Zarif, Samantha Edmonds, Amy Stuber, Kerry Folan, Mason Andrew Hamberlin, and more!. Plus: Winners of the 2018 Illinois Emerging Writer Awards and Winners of the 2019 Ninth Letter Literary Awards!

 

 

Pushcart Prize Nominations 2019


Nominees Announced!

We're delighted to announce that 9L has nominated the following works from our Spring/Summer 2019 and Fall/Winter 2019-20 editions for The Pushcart Prize XLV:

Spring/Summer 2019 (vol. 16 no. 1, published May 2019)

Michael Torres, "The Pachuco Himself Considers the Audacity of Language" (poetry)

Jacob Aiello, "Units of Measurement" (creative nonfiction)

Alex McElroy, "The Cruise" (fiction)

Fall/Winter 2019-20 (vol. 16 no. 2, forthcoming December 2019)

Samantha Edmonds, "The Adventures of Earthgirl and Starboy" (fiction)

Jenny Tinghui Zhang, "Party Trick Chinese" (creative nonfiction)

Adam Meisner, "Fourteen Translations for a Line from Barthes' Incidents" (poetry)

Current Web Edition: Winter 2020


Featuring Dave Harrity, Michael Alessi, Kelsey Rexroat, Matt Muilenburg, Daniel Garcia, Aliza Ali Khan, Sue D. Burton, Candice Wuehle, Aimee Seu, Tom Kelly, Threa Almontaser, Mónica Gomery, Susan Comninos

Call for Submissions


Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for our Summer 2020 web edition.  Submissions will be open from January 24 to March 20.

The theme for this issue is Debts. To what are we beholden? Of course mortgages, student loans, credit cards and car payments. And with them the fraud and inherent large-scale crises that extract from and shape generations in unique ways. But also our loved ones and colleagues, the earth and the seasons, inventions and collectives, and ancestors as well as strangers. What do we owe, and to who or what is it owed?

Submit your work for this special feature at ninthletteronline.submittable.com.

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