Ninth Letter Online

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Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for a special online edition to be published at in Summer 2017.  Submissions will be open from January 20 to April 1.

The theme for this issue is Margins.  Physical spaces have margins, as does the social world. In fact, anything that can be contained or has limits might have margins of some kind. This issue will feature work that evokes margins or the marginal.   

You may submit up to three poems, or one piece of short prose (fiction or non-fiction) of up to 3500 words; please also include a cover letter that briefly explains how you see your work connecting to the theme. Note: work submitted without this information may be withdrawn. Acceptable file formats are .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf.

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 this issue. 

Please do not send multiple submissions or previously published work.

Authors whose work is selected for this special feature will receive a complimentary 2-­year subscription to Ninth Letter.

Current undergraduate or graduate students in any UIUC English Department program are ineligible to submit to Ninth Letter.