Thursday, May 31, 2007

William Meredith R.I.P.

Frankly, I'd like to make you smile.
Words addresssing evil won't turn evil back
but they can give heart.
The cheer is hidden in right words.
(from "The Cheer" by William Meredith)

A great statesman of American poetry took his leave of us today at the venerable age of 88. R.I.P. William Meredith.

Store back up--new swag!

The Ninth Letter web store is up and running again, and if you didn't get a cool 9L t-shirt at AWP this year, you're in luck, because you can now buy them here.

June 9th & 10th, We're Everywhere!

I know, I know. You're reading our blog and sobbing, "But I can't go to the NYC LitMag Extravaganza because I live in Chicago...."

It's okay, baby. We'll be there too!
Catch us:
The Printer's Row Book Fair
June 9th & 10th (10a - 6p both Saturday & Sunday)
Table 301 near Clark & Polk in Chicago

We'll have copies of the New Spring/Summer 2007 Issue that everyone's talking about, plus t-shirts and some free back issues.

Come by, get free ones, and save some dough on your subscription by getting it at a Special Book Fair Rate!
We'll see you there!

NYC LitMag Extravaganza

Come see me on Sunday, June 10, at the Housing Works Lit Mag Fair, snag some cheap-and-chic journals, and support a very worthy cause...


June 9th and 10th
All events are free and open to the public

New York, NY—The magazines may be little, but the weekend is big, big, big! It’s time once again for CLMP’s annual Lit Mag Marathon Weekend, a massive showcase of America’s diverse literary magazines and journals.


The Magathon
New York Public Library's DeWitt Wallace Periodicals Room, 5th Ave. at 42nd St.
Saturday, June 9th from 4–6:30 PM

The Magathon kicks off the weekend with a celebratory “marathon” reading. Over a dozen readers—editors representing journals of every size and style, from promising upstarts to the oldest, most established—will present favorite selections from their latest issues.

8th Annual Literary Magazine Fair at Housing Works
Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby Street in Soho
Sunday, June 10th from 12–5PM

Lit fiends can take home armfuls of lit mags discounted more than 50% at only $2 a copy! Choose from hundreds of magazines from all over the country and hobnob with many of the editors who’ll be there in person to meet and greet. Proceeds go to Housing Works, a nonprofit organization serving homeless people living with AIDS, and to The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, a nonprofit organization serving independent literary publishers.

The fair was founded in 2000 by editors Jenine Gordon Bockman of Literal Latte and Rebecca Wolff of Fence, and has connected thousands of readers and writers by raising the profile of exceptional literary publishers.

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) was founded in 1967 to serve independent publishers of exceptional fiction, poetry and prose through technical assistance and advocacy. This program is made possible with support from the NEA, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs -- and is co-sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Library of The New York Public Library, Housing Works Used Book Café, Fence and Literal Latte.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Temporary store problems

Oops! Looks like our web store is experiencing technical difficulties. We should have it fixed promptly, but in the meantime if you're eager to purchase a subscription ($21.95 for a year, $37.95 for two years) or a copy of the new issue ($14.95), email me at and we'll get you set up pronto.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Utne Reader Shouts Out to 9L

Our latest issue gets a nice blurb in the Utne Reader's weekly "From the Stacks" column.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Have you got your new issue yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Go get it!

Monday, May 21, 2007

SWINK is sweet

Swink, a semi-annual high-class literary journal after our own hearts, now has a hot new web site complete with new original web-only content. Features include fiction, poetry, essays, humor, and various other literary sundries. Check it out, and pay special attention to 9L contributor Jo Scott-Coe's essay "Data Will Save Us".

Friday, May 18, 2007

We're in Ann Arbor

We're at the Ann Arbor Book Festival for the weekend. Come by and visit us to pick up the new issue, maybe a stylish t-shirt, or just say hello.
Check back, as always, for more to come!