By Subscription: Writing by the 2017 New Letters Literary Award winners, plus interviews with Michelle Boisseau and H.C. Palmer. 


Susan Aizenberg reveals how she crafts poetry and reads from Quiet City, her third collection, and from her anthology, The Extraordinary Tide.


Excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal (starred review).


$750 Publication Award for Fiction: Deadline, Oct. 28, 2018. This year's subject is children. View the guidelines here and enter online via Submittable. 

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Kansas City Literary Events

Beatriz Williams

Kansas City, Mo.
Monday, July 23, 2018

Boyd Baum

Lawrence, Kan.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Stanley E. Banks & B.J. Soloy

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, August 10, 2018


New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

Follow our new series of poems about children, each day or two through July. Begin reading here. 

New Letters Weekend Writing Conference 2018 (June 22nd through June 24th)

Join us for a weekend of writing seminars, workshops, private consultations, craft lectures and socializing. Click below for details. 


Dave Smith Collection

Special Pricing: This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 80, No. 1), two CDs with New Letters on the Air programs from 19811988, and part one and two of a 2014 interview, all featuring the work of Dave Smith. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced in our audio archives.