Monday, September 22, 2014

Pymalion Festival Lit Crawl 9/27

This week we are thrilled to be co-sponsoring the the Pygmalion Festival, Champaign-Urbana's four-day festival of music and literature. The lit portion of this year's festival showcases a huge number of amazing authors, including Matthew Gavin Frank, Jamaal May, Richard Siken, Alissa Nutting, Charlotte Pence, and so many more—plus a book fair on Saturday, September 27, where you can find books by our visiting authors AND some of the best indie journals and presses in the country.

After the book fair, on Saturday, from 4-6 p.m., a few of those journals and presses will be hosting the Lit Crawl, two hours of quick, fun readings by 24 writers in some of our favorite venues in downtown Champaign. We hope you'll come down and enjoy a drink and hear some fast fantastic fiction and poetry by these terrific authors!

Saturday, 9/27

4-5 p.m.
Esquire Lounge
hosted by PANK and Quiddity
Laura Adamczyk
Max Somers
William Gillespie
Brian Dolinar
Ruben Quesada
Justin Hamm

The Brass Rail
hosted by Booth and Rose Metal Press
Bryan Furuness
Andrew Scott
Jim O'Brien
Daniela Olszewska
Chris Bower
Kelcey Parker

5-6 p.m.
Mike n Molly's
hosted by Hobart and Curbside Splendor
Sara Gelston
Sean Karns
Okla Elliot
Bill Hillman
Halle Butler
Susan Lanier

The Blind Pig
hosted by Barrelhouse and Midwestern Gothic
John Rubins
Amanda Kabak
Andrew Ruzkowski
Lindsey Gates-Markel
Joe Tiefenthaler
Liz Wyckoff

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Congrats to our Best American Notable authors!

Four selections from Ninth Letter have been recognized on the Notable lists in the 2014 Best American series:

"Recidivism" by Mary Miller and "Provenance; or, Notes from a Vanished Archive" by Michael Leone were listed among the 2013's Notable stories in Best American Short Stories 2014;

"Holiday" by Ariel Lewiton and "On the Far Side of the Fire" by Jessica Wilbanks (winner of our 2013 Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction) were listed among 2013's Notable essays in Best American Essays 2014;

"On the Far Side of the Fire" was also listed as Notable in Best American Non-Required Reading 2014.

Congrats to these authors! We're proud to have published their work.