Ninth Letter Online

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


We are no longer accepting submissions.

Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from students currently enrolled in a creative writing program for a special online edition to be published at in Summer 2015. Graduate and undergraduate students who have not yet published a book are invited to send work. Submissions will be open from January 26 to April 15Note we have extended the submission window for two more weeks!

Authors whose work is selected for this special feature will receive a complimentary 2 year subscription to Ninth Letter and will be able to submit to our upcoming 2015 writing contest for free! (The entry fee of $17 will be waived.)

Submit your work for this special feature at Submissions sent via snail mail or submitted through our general submissions at will not be considered for the feature. 

You may submit up to three poems, or one piece of short prose (fiction and non-fiction) of up to 3500 words; please also include a cover letter telling us which writing program you are attending. Note: work submitted without this information will be withdrawn. Acceptable file formats are .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf.

Please do not send multiple submissions in the same genre or previously published work.

Current University of Illinois, Urbana-¬≠Champaign undergraduate or graduate students in any English Department program are ineligible to submit to Ninth Letter.