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Now Available! Volume 17, no. 2 - Fall/Winter 2020-21


Featuring new work from: Carl Phillips, Jonathan Wlodarski, Alyssa Quinn, Nichole LeFebvre, Michael Chang, and more!. Plus: the winners of the 2020 Ninth Letter Literary Awards and the 2019 Illinois Emerging Writer Awards!

 

 

Current Web Edition: Winter 2021


Featuring Sean Cho A., Despy Boutris, Jean Coco, Ro Daniels, Amanda Gaines, Wynne Hungerford, Natasha King, Rooja Mohassessy, Jennifer Popa, E. B. Schnepp, Alison Stine, Vincent Yu

Journal – No. 10

Fall/Winter 2008 – Vol. 5, No. 2

Sample Spreads

 

Contributors

Fiction

César Aira (translated by Chris Andrews), Mai Al-Nakib, Keith Lee Morris, George Singleton, B. R. Smith, Allison Titus, James Warner

Nonfiction

Naton Leslie, Bruce Petronio, Mike Scalise, Julie Wittes Schlack, K. G. Schneider

Poetry

Neil Aitken, Tara Betts, Joseph Campana, Peter Cooley, Patricia Chao, Curtis Crisler, Kwame Dawes, Mitchell L. H. Douglas, Christopher DeWeese, Jehanne Dubrow, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Megan O’Reilly Green, Eamon Grennan, Lawrence Goeckel, Terita Heath-Wlaz, S. Whitney Holmes, Michael Lauchlan, Adrian Matejka, Louis McKee, Cheyenne Nimes, Ed Pavlic, Hannah Louise Poston, Isaac Pressnell, Anne Marie Rooney, Patrick Rosal, Patricia Smith, Barbara Buckman Strasko, Rob Talbert, Frank X Walker, Marcus Wicker, David Welch, Ryo Yamaguchi

Art Feature

Katori Hall

Institutional Support

  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Department of English
  • LAS Humanities Council
  • Office of the Chancellor
  • Office of the Provost
  • School of Art and Design

Individual Sponsors


Publisher

  • Robert and Kay Merrick
  • Richard Powers
  • Robert Skiba


Friend

  • Raina Bahns
  • Kathleen Harleman

Ninth Letter is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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Editor's Note

This issue of Ninth Letter is dedicated to the memories of two former Ninth Letter colleagues who passed away in 2008: graphic designer Clint Miceli and assistant editor Kristen Davidson. They will be sorely missed.

Credits

Editor

Jodee Stanley

Creative Nonfiction Editors

Steve Davenport and Audrey Petty

Poetry Editor

Tyehimba Jess

Art Editors

Joseph Squier and Nan Goggin

Guest Editor, Fiction

Alex Shakar

Art Director

Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud

Designers

Jori Brewer, Tirso Gamboa, Sarah Kowalis, Jon Lauriat, Huang Li, Adam Muran, Kiley Reed Black, Karen Remsen, Kim Ruelo, Deborah Su, Brett Tabolt, Kristie Weaver

Assistant Editors

Jaime Brunton, Adam Deutsch, Andrew Ervin, Russell Evatt, Brian Kornell, Arley McNeney, Micah Riecker

Editorial Assistants

Lillian Bertram, Caroline Duda, Dana Burchfield, Cory Holding, , Lara Mann, Matt Minicucci, Paul Pedroza, , Heather Salus, Amy Sayre-Roberts, Crystal Thomas

Best Small Fictions


 text: Ninth Letter announces Best Small Fiction nominations

Pushcart Prize Nominations 2020


Nominees Announced!

 

A Book You May Have Missed: Michele Morano's LIKE LOVE

2020 Best of the Net


Nominees Announced!

We're delighted to announce that 9L has nominated the following works from our Summer 2019 and Winter 2020 editions for the 2020 Best of the Net anthology:

Mónica Gomery - "Visit"

Threa Almontaser - "Meeting with a Ghost Friend at Starbucks"

Aimee Seu - "Aubade 15"

Daniel Garcia - "A Night to Remember"

Kelsey Rexroat - "Human Tide"

Alyse Knorr - "The Death of the Waynes"

Kailey Tedesco - "new jersey dirt"

Len Lawson - "Frozone's Bride"

Kristine Langley Mahler - "Two Truths and a Lie"

Harris Lahti - "Sugar Bath"

Special Feature: my heart. your soul.

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