New writing by Linda Pastan, Eric Pankey, Carolyne Wright, Gary Gildner, and others. 


Lois Lowry discusses her book, Gossamer, and reads from her 1993 novel, The Giver, which was recently adapted for film.


Now Available

Boulevard Women, by Lauren Cobb, winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction from BkMk Press. 


We're excited to announce the finalists for the 2014 New Letters Literary Awards.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Tim Lantz & Becky Mandelbaum

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Recovery Reading

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, September 5, 2014

The Power of Reading

Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Paean for Bill Hickok (1931-2014)

I commemorate, here, a great man and a great friend, Bill Hickok, who died in Los Angeles on Monday, July 21, 2014. 

Christian Barter on New Letters on the Air

Hear Christian Barterinterviewed by Angela Elam on New Letters on the Air at



New American Essays

with writing by Janet Burroway, Charles Simic, Judith Ortiz Cofer, William H. Gass, and many others.