Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Amy Sayre Baptista Performing at Hallways Microcinema

Ninth Letter contributor (and U of I alum) Amy Sayre Baptista will be performing excerpts from her play, The Widows of Whitechapel, on Saturday, May 3, at the Hallways Microcinema series in Champaign, Illinois. Details in the flyer!

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Our payment server was experiencing some issues last night right at the contest deadline, so we've decided to extend our Lit Award deadline through today--we'll be open for entries until midnight tonight, April 26.

If you run into problems with the submissions or payments, please contact us at info@ninthletter.com.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Submit to 9L Lit Awards: Deadline 4/25!

The deadline for our 2014 Literary Awards approaches! Get your fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and translation entries in by midnight on Friday, 4/25/2014. Winners will receive $1000 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2014-15 issue--plus, all entrants receive a 1-year subscription to Ninth Letter. We look forward to reading your work!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Featured Writer: José Luís Peixoto

New at ninthletter.com: excerpts from Portuguese author José Luís Peixoto's memoir of traveling in North Korea, Inside the Secret, accompanied by Peixotos never-before-published photos of the country. First in a five-part series.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Contributor News

Congratulations to Adrian Matejka, Paisley Rekdal, and Patricia Smith, who were all recipients of 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships in Poetry!

We're also excited to see Kirsty Logan's new story collection The Rental Heart, just out from Salt Publishing in the UK. Winner of the Scott Prize, The Rental Heart includes "Momma Grows a Diamond," which was originally published in 9L vol. 10, no. 1.

And we're proud to announce that Jessica Wilbanks's prize-winning essay "On the Far Side of the Fire" from vol. 10 no. 2 has been named a finalist in the Texas Institute of Letters' annual literary awards.