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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?

  

  

 

Journal – No. 17

Spring/Summer 2012 – Vol. 9, No. 1

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Contributors

Fiction

Amy Sayre-Roberts "Whatsoever"
Brian Beglin "Little Trenches"
Ling Ma "The Scientist"
William Kelley Woolfitt "Sons with Apples in Their Hands" 
Ramon Isao "Tumblarosa"

Nonfiction

Brenda Miller "Dark Angel" 
Anna Vodicka "As Seen on TV!"
Joseph Gross "Picnic Geese"
Timothy L. Marsh "Something Californian"

Poetry

Paisley Rekdal seven poems from Go West
Brendan Todt "At the Particle Accelerator at Krasnoyarsk"
Anna Lowe Weber "Pre-natal Musings"
Rupprecht Mayer "Heirs", "An open relationship"
John A. Nieves "Hasp"
Cindy Beebe "Burkha"
Oliver Bendorf "I Promised Her My Hands Wouldn't Get Any Larger"
M. A. Vizsolyi "Temptation"
Brynn Saito "Match"
Gerard Beirne ""Meditation #35 Working the Height", "Meditation #39The Ambiguous Endings"
Josh Kalscheur "How Will You Believe What I Say?"
Devon Branca "Tape of 'Robert Vu Makes the Weight for the Winds'"
Annie Liontas "Selling Knives to the Arab Revolution"
Marcus Wicker "Call"
Gary Dop "Bill Bitner Daydreams"

Art Feature

Laurie Hogin "Articulated in a Quadrangle"

Where We’re @

Laura Adamczyk, “Of Fossils (Softball) and Catfish”
Angela Hine, “Out There”

Editorial Staff

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

Assistant Editors: Michael Don, Eduardo Gabrieloff, Max Somers

Editorial Assistants: Laura Adamczyk, Kendra Chapman, Sara Gelson, Khaleel Gheba, Angela Hine, Roya Khatiblou, Sean MacIntyre, Natalie Mesnard, Jessica Thom, Lucilena Williams

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Art Director: Matthew Peterson

Designers: Lucas Albrecht, Hannah Burtness, Garrett Campagna, Maggie Day, Katy Dondzila, Alex Dye, Brent Hofacker, Olivia La Faire, Taekyeom Lee, Tanner Mei, Marco Novielli, Annaka Olsen, Diane Park, Will Ryan, Cassie Tu, Jacie Wandell

Photographers: Maggie Day, Brent Hofacker, Marco Novielli, Jaci Wandell

Production Assistant: Garrett Campagna

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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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