Friday, December 21, 2007

Music Feature Update

Several people have emailed asking when the deadline is for submitting to our upcoming Music Poetry Feature--we'll be reading music poetry through the spring and accepting those submissions until our regular submission deadline of April 30, 2008. Please follow our general submission guidelines. It's helpful if you also mention in your cover letter (whether you're submitting online or via snail mail) that you are sending music poetry.

ALSO NOTE: The music poetry feature will appear in our Fall/Winter 2008-9 issue (due out in December 2008), not in the Spring 08 issue.

Monday, December 17, 2007

A Welcome December Diversion...

With all the holiday distractions (cookies, parties, eggnog, cookies, shopping), don't forget to sit a spell and relax with a good read. And why not start with the most recent installment of Philip Graham's dispatches from Portugal at McSweeney's online. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

If You Haven't Heard...

For the first time, we will be accepting submissions via e-mail. You may use the link below:

You may also send your submissions via snail mail to:

(Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction) Editor 
University of Illinois
Department of English
608 South Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Please review the submission guidelines.  Same apply, either way you want to share your work with us.  

AND, for the poets,  THIS JUST IN! 

Ninth Letter will reading in the Spring of 08' for a Special Section in the Fall/Winter '08 issue featuring poems about music. All music. Jazz, Blues, Classical, Reggae, Funk, Country, etc., etc., etc. 

Happy December from your Ninth Letter!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ninth Letter Contributors Win NEA Grants

Congratulations to Brock Clarke, Carolyn Alessio, Christopher Chambers and Jacqueline Kolosov who were recently awarded 2008 NEA Fellowships for Literature in Prose.

Click here to see the complete list.