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Ninth  Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from writers originally from or currently living in the Midwest for a special online edition to be published at in Winter 2015/2016. Submissions will be open from September 1st to November 1st.

We’re defining Midwest by the 12 north-central states of the United States, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Submissions are not required to be “Midwest-focused.” For this issue we welcome work on any and all topics.

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

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 telling us about your connection to the Midwest. We’re very open to your own interpretations of this request (anywhere from those who have long since moved away from the Midwest, but still find themselves thinking about it, to those just recently transplanted to the region, and experiencing it for the first time). Note: work submitted without this information will be withdrawn.

Submit your work for this special feature at Acceptable file formats are .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. 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.

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