Ninth Letter Guidelines Information

Frequency: semi-annually

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Twitter: @ninthletter

Description: Ninth Letter is a collaborative arts and literary project published semi-annually at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It is produced by the Creative Writing Program and School of Art & Design. Ninth Letter's mission is "to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-edge graphic design."

Editor(s): Jodee Stanley, Editor and Fiction Editor

Needs: Fiction, poetry and essays.

Length: up to 8,000 words for fiction and essays. Send 3-6 poems (max 10 pages) for poetry.

Payment: $25 per printed page and two contributor copies

Tips: They have reading periods for fiction, poetry, essays during select months of the year.

How to Submit: Ninth Letter accepts submissions through its Submittable page. They don't accept email submissions and strongly recommending using the submissions portal. They write that hard-copy submissions may experience a long delay in response.

Response Time: within 12 weeks

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Address: Ninth Letter
University of Illinois
Department of English 608 South Wright St Urbana IL 61801

This listing was last reviewed and/or updated on 2018-03-25

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