Congratulations to Carolyn Alessio and Adrian Matejka, who recently received Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards for their work appearing in Ninth Letter's volume 5. Carolyn's essay "Meet Marisol" appeared in our vol. 5 #1, and Adrian's poem "Babel by Foot" appeared in vol. 5 #2.
Also congratulations to K.G. Schneider, whose essay "The Outlaw Bride" (vol. 5 #2) was recently selected for the 2009 Best American Nonrequired Reading.
John Griswold's first novel, Democracy of Ghosts, was published by Wordcraft of Oregon. John's Were We're At "Microgeoraphies" appeared in Vol. 5 #2. Congratulations!