Current issue: new writing by Willis Barnstone, Brian Doyle, Alice Friman, Ted Hoagland, Hilma Wolitzer, and others.


Michael Nava discusses how he balances his two worlds as a legal and creative writer and reads from his 2014 novel, The City of Palaces.


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Winner of the BkMk Press G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Lorraine M. López.


Winners, finalists, and judges for the 2015 New Letters Literary Awards: Click arrow below for details.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

Robert Gano, Michael Sikkema, & Jen Tynes

Kansas City, Mo.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Siobhán Scarry & Meagen Youngdahl

Lawrence, Kan.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Michael Kardos & Catherine Pierce

Warrensburg, Mo.
Friday, October 16, 2015


Jane Hoogestraat, BkMk poet and Ciardi Prize winner, remembered by a past student

Memorial Service: Christ Episcopal Church, 601 E. Walnut St., Springfield, MO, funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.  

Congratulations to 2015 BkMk Press winners


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.