Ninth Letter Online

There are presently no open calls for submissions.



Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from immigrant writers for a special online edition to be published at in Summer 2016. Submissions will be open from January 27 to April 15.

We’re defining immigrant writers as those who consider themselves to be 1st, 1.5, or 2nd generation immigrants to their current country of residence. Submissions are not required to focus on the “immigrant experience”; 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 this submission call. We’re very open to your own interpretations of what it means to be “immigrant.”

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. Writers who don’t describe in the cover letter their connection with this submissions call will be requested to resubmit with that information included.

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