If you want to start the new year with some great reading, pick up a copy of Volume 16, No. 2 of Ninth Letter. Featuring work from: Geri Doran, A. R. Zarif, Samantha Edmonds, Amy Stuber, Kerry Folan, Mason Andrew Hamberlin, and more! Plus: Winners of the 2018 Illinois Emerging Writer Awards and Winners of the 2019 Ninth Letter Literary Awards.

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Ninth Letter is a collaborative arts and literary project produced by the Creative Writing Program and School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Edited and designed by faculty and students as part of the core curricula of both programs, the journal's mission is to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-edge graphic design.

Image: Close-up of a stack of copies of the the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 edition of Ninth Letter. The top cover is white with black text, an orange title, and images of red, green, blue, orange, and gold gemstones. Image from Ninth Letter website