We are interested in prose and poetry that experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work.
Please withdraw your submission immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
To submit electronically, visit our online submissions portal, and carefully read the instructions there prior to submitting We do not accept submissions by email attachment--email submissions will not be read.
In fact, aims to showcase work that is daring and innovative, as well as providing a platform for underrepresented voices.” They are open to every style and format of poetry, with an acceptance rate of 12.24%.
Believe me, this is relatively high, considering the more respected journals’ acceptance rate is usually less than one percent.
We can only review two submissions per author per reading period; if you have submitted twice before the end of the reading period, please do not submit again unless solicited to do so by an editor.
Ninth Letter pays per printed page, upon publication, for accepted material, as well as two complimentary copies of the issue in which the work appears.Add to Calendar Our landscape has exploded with presses and magazines over the last few decades with the advent of digital publications—so many good poems have been found, celebrated, and, unfortunately, forgotten.We want to bring light to those lost pieces of poetry—the work that you love but no longer receives the attention it deserves. 1st Place: 00 Publication 2nd Place: 0 Publication 3rd Place: 0 Publication Submissions for our Featured Poetry category are open year round to poets at any stage of their career.It usually takes this journal around seventy days to respond to your submission, and they regularly do personal responses with suggestions on revisions.is run by Millennials, which should be reassuring for young writers wishing to address issues that might be considered taboo by older generations.This category stays open year round, and we will do our best to not let you wait too long without hearing from us.You can view an example feedback post from our editor, Joshua Roark, here.All mailed submissions must include an SASE for reply; we recommend a stamped business-sized envelope.If you wish to have your manuscript returned, you must include adequate postage and a properly sized envelope, and indicate such in your cover letter. You should hear from us regarding your submission within 12 weeks; if you haven't heard from us in that time you are welcome to query about the status of your manuscript at .Ninth Letter is accepting submissions of fiction from September 1 to November 30 and from January 1 to February 28 (postmark dates) We are accepting submissions of poetry and essays from September 1 to February 28 (postmark dates).Ninth Letter is published semi-annually at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.