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Announcing the Winner of our Ekphrastic Poetry Contest!


We are pleased to announce the results of our Ekphrastic Poetry Contest: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics:

Winner: Jeanette Lynes, for "1979"

Honorable Mention: Jacques Rancourt, for "Crossed Signals"

Finalists:

Joshua Garcia, for "Self-Portrait as Three Archetypal Media Images"

torrin a. greathouse, for "Bondage Device: Cross"

Brett Hanley, for "Bondage Device: Meat Hoist

 

The winner will read her work at the upcoming Krannert Art Museum symposium on Hal Fischer's photography (event details TBA). The winning, honorable mention, and finalist poems will appear in Ninth Letter's Spring/Summer 2022 edition (vol. 19, no. 1), due out in May 2022.

Many thanks to all who submitted work, and a special thanks to our guest judge, Eduardo C. Corral.

 

Featured Writer: Willem Frederik Hermans


 

 Ninth Letter Editorial Staff

  • Editor and Fiction Editor: Jodee Stanley
  • Creative Nonfiction Editor: Christopher Kempf 
  • Poetry Editor: Corey Van Landingham
  • Web Edition Editors: Michael Hurley and Zachariah McVicker
  • Editor-at-Large: Philip Graham
  • Art Director: Natalie Smith

 

 

About Ninth Letter

Ninth Letter is the award-winning literary arts journal edited and produced by the Creative Writing Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The journal's mission is to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-edge graphic design.

Work published in Ninth Letter has been selected for many awards anthologies such as Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Best Creative Nonfiction, Best New Fantasy, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and New Stories from the Midwest. During a decade-plus collaboration with the UIUC School of Art + Design, the journal also received many national and international awards for graphic design, and was featured in the design awards annuals of both STEP Inside Design and HOW Magazine. In 2005 Ninth Letter was named Best New Literary Journal by the Council of Learned Journals, an affiliate of the Modern Language Association.

In addition to our dedication to literary and artistic excellence, Ninth Letter also maintains a strong commitment to our role in the UIUC Creative Writing curriculum. Graduate and undergraduate students in English and Creative Writing have the opportunity to enroll in editing and publishing courses in which they gain hands-on experience in editorial work. Students who have completed the Ninth Letter courses have gone on to career success in commercial, academic, and literary publishing, thanks in part to their experience working with Ninth Letter.

Special Feature: Some Books You May Have Missed!


 

Now Available! Volume 18, no. 1 - Spring/Summer 2021


Featuring new work from: Michael Martone, James Longenbach, Alexandria Hall, Mira Rosenthal, Ryan Choi, Alix Ohlin, Hugh Martin, and more!

 

 

This project is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council

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Current Web Edition: Summer 2021


 

Featuring JD Debris, Chelsea Harris, Leonore Hildebrandt, Laura Joyce-Hubbard, Jozie Konczal, Cortney Phillips Meriwether, Luisa Muradyan, Carolyn Oliver, Ploi Pirapokin, Savannah Slone, Grace H. Zhou

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