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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)

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. 15

Spring/Summer 2011 – Vol. 8, No. 1

Sample Spreads

 

Contributors

Nonfiction

B. J. Hollars, "In Defense of Sasquatch"
David LeGault, "I Am a Fan of Charles Martin Smith"
Aisha Sabatini Sloan, "Fade to White"
Ryan Van Meter, "Look at me"

Special Feature

Matthew Baker, "An Interview with Michael Martone"

Fiction

Jensen Beach, "Water Festival"
Jimmy Chen, "Again St."
Benjamin Rybeck, "Dad Stuff"
William Wall, "I Bought a Heart"
Kellie Wells, "The Sorrows"
Naomi J. Williams, "Folie à Plusieurs"
Kevin Wilson, "The Human Element in the Machine Process"

Poetry

Alice Bolin, "Antiphon"
Matthew Dickman, "I MADE YOU DINNER BOB KAUFMAN!"; "I MISS YOU ALLEN GINSBERG!"
Ansel Elkins, "On Leaving the Boy in the Battlefield"
Matthew Gavin Frank, "Monarch"; "Luciferase"
Roy Giles, "Before I Go to Bed"
Benjamin S. Grossberg, "The Space Traveler and the Doppler Effect"
James Allen Hall, "Love Story"; "Two Stories Ending Under an Overcast Sky"
T. J. Jarrett, "We Go to the River and Will Always Return"
Joy Manesiotis, "Skein"
Scott Minar, "Pecadillo"; "Reading the Odyssey"
Gretchen Steele Pratt, "Exodus of the Skyscrapers"
Maxine Scates, "Sirkian"
Claire Sylvester Smith, "Luxuriant"
Ryan Teitman, "Circles"
Jake Adam York, "Letter Written in the Breath"

Art Feature

Carrie Dashow and Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, "Subliminal History of New York State: Route of Progress"

Where We’re @

Eduardo Gabrieloff, “Humbolt Park”
Harmony Neal, “Detroit, City of the Future”

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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

 

Some Kind of Second Heart: New Bulgarian Writing

Featured Writer: Sheila O'Connor


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

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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