Monday, April 21, 2014

Submit to 9L Lit Awards: Deadline 4/25!

The deadline for our 2014 Literary Awards approaches! Get your fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and translation entries in by midnight on Friday, 4/25/2014. Winners will receive $1000 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2014-15 issue--plus, all entrants receive a 1-year subscription to Ninth Letter. We look forward to reading your work!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Featured Writer: José Luís Peixoto

New at excerpts from Portuguese author José Luís Peixoto's memoir of traveling in North Korea, Inside the Secret, accompanied by Peixotos never-before-published photos of the country. First in a five-part series.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Contributor News

Congratulations to Adrian Matejka, Paisley Rekdal, and Patricia Smith, who were all recipients of 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships in Poetry!

We're also excited to see Kirsty Logan's new story collection The Rental Heart, just out from Salt Publishing in the UK. Winner of the Scott Prize, The Rental Heart includes "Momma Grows a Diamond," which was originally published in 9L vol. 10, no. 1.

And we're proud to announce that Jessica Wilbanks's prize-winning essay "On the Far Side of the Fire" from vol. 10 no. 2 has been named a finalist in the Texas Institute of Letters' annual literary awards.

Monday, March 17, 2014

MFA alumni news & publications

Congrats to Lindsey Drager and Jaime Brunton, who were recently named finalists in writing contests. Lindsey's fiction manuscript The Sorrow Proper was a finalist in the 2014 Miami University Press's Novella Contest; Jaime's poetry manuscript Opera on TV was a finalist in the 2013 Susan K. Wheeler/Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest.

We're also proud to see Michael Don's story "Hometown" appearing as a featured short at!