Good afternoon y'all. Hope you had a great holiday and are enjoying the new year! We're certainly looking forward to 2011 around the 9L offices. There are lots of exciting things coming up in the next weeks and months - the new issue and new interviews with contributors.
We'll be at AWP 2011 in DC. AWP isn't until the first week of February, but it's never too early to start planning. When you're walking around the book fair, come by and see us at table B23. We'll be in between the Mid-American Review and The Cincinnati Review. We've teamed up with them to offer a 3 for 1 subscription special (subscriptions to all 3 for $33!). Ninth Letter, MAR, and The Cincinnati Review will also be co-sponsoring an off-site reading on Saturday, February 5 at 7pm at Bread & Brew (1247 20th St., NW). Writers scheduled to appear: Lucy Corin, Bob Hicok, Cate Marvin, Erika Meitner, and Kevin Wilson.
For the first time, I'll be live blogging at AWP, catching up with contributors, talking with readers, and bringing you all the latest scoop on events.
It will be a lot of fun and of course we'll have cool swag at the table. More information as it becomes available.
Speaking of anticipation. The Millions put out a list of their most anticipated books of 2011 and some familiar 9L names made the list:
Ander Monson (vol. 1, no. 2 & vol. 6, no. 2) and Joe Meno (vol. 3, no. 2) have contributed pieces to The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books.
There is No Year by Blake Butler (vol. 5, no. 1)
Hot Pink by Adam Levin (vol. 1, no. 1)
Have a great day and we wish you the best for 2011. At the very least, there will be some great reading!