Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Exquisite Corpse Project

Philip Graham, 9L fiction editor, is participating in Hunger Mountain's The Exquisite Corpse Project. Here are the details from their website.

Hunger Mountain has invited members of the Vermont College of Fine Arts creative writing faculty to play an adapted version of this parlor game: each participant writes 1-3 pages of a story that we publish here at the HM website in monthly installments. No one knows exactly where this is leading, but there is no group of writers better suited to the work of expanding minds and advancing the cause of creative genius.

The story is called “The Malleable Morning Bruises” and Philip has written the first installment. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Year, New Issue!

The new issue of Ninth Letter is here! Ok, it has been here. We're having some trouble updating the main page, but be assured the new issue, vol. 6, no. 2, is available in our webstore.

Reasons we are excited to get this issue into the hands of our readers:

1. This issue was designed by eleven of our graphic design alumni. They've outdone themselves again!

2. We are extremely proud to share all the wonderful work from our poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction contributors!

Here are the contributors for vol. 6, no. 2 (fall/winter 2009-10):

Poetry: Sherman Alexie, Robert Campbell, T. Zachary Cotler, Matt Donovan, Robin Ekiss, Elizabeth Frye, Christopher Kennedy, Amjad Nasser (translated by Khaled Mattawa), Benjamin Paloff, Ales Steger (translated by Brian Henry), A.E. Watkins.

Fiction: Cathy Day, Viet Dinh, Marianne Jay, Ander Monson, Benjamin Percy, John Warner.

Creative Nonfiction: Marianne Boruch, Stephan Clark, Sarah Einstein, April Freely, Sarah Klenbort.

This issue also features an art editorial, "Immovable Property (USA)," directed and organized by Ryan Griffis.

Head on over to the webstore and pick up a copy. Hope you enjoy the issue!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Significant Objects

Head on over to Significant Objects to read "Pepper Shaker" by 9L fiction editor, Philip Graham. You can also bid on the inspiration for the story, the pepper shaker. All proceeds go to 826 National. Good fiction. Good cause.