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Submit to Ninth Letter’s Print Edition

Submit to Ninth Letter's Print Edition
Deadline: Feb. 28.

Ninth Letter will accept fiction, essays and poetry submissions for its print edition. It seeks works that “experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work.” So, submit 3-6 poems, with a maximum of 10 pages. You can also submit up to 8,000 words fiction or non-fiction piece. Hence, you can only send two submissions per reading period.

You can either submit your work electronically or through the mail. Submit electronically through Ninth Letter’s online submissions manager. Mail either a single-sided or double-sided copy of your submission, addressed to Fiction, Poetry, or Nonfiction Editor to:

Ninth Letter
University of Illinois
Department of English
608 South Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801.

Your mailed submission should include your name and contact information on the first page of your manuscript; cover letters are optional. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for reply. It recycles all unreturned manuscripts. So if you wish to have your manuscript returned, include adequate postage and a properly sized envelope, and indicate such in your cover letter.

Ninth Letter does not accept email submissions. Also, it does not accept previously published work. However, it will simultaneous submissions as long as it identified as such in a cover letter. And, you must immediately withdraw your submission upon acceptance elsewhere.

It pays $25 per printed page, upon publication as well as two complimentary copies of the issue in which your appears.

For more information, including which editor to contact, check out Ninth Letter’s website.


P.S. You can also submit to its special online Margins themed issue, which closes April 1.

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