Ninth  Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from writers originally from or currently living in the South for a special  online edition to be published at in Winter 2016/2017. Submissions will be open from September 1st to November 1st.

We’re defining South according to the US census definition, which includes Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

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

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. 

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 South. Note: work submitted without this information will be withdrawn.  Acceptable file formats are .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf.

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.

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Submit 1 piece of nonfiction (up to 3500 words).
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Submit 1 story (up to 3500 words).
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Submit 1 - 3 poems (no more than 6 pages).