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


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner, Martín Espada, who gives voice to those otherwise silenced.


Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Enid Shomer. Coming in November.


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

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Kansas City Literary Events

Kevin Rabas

Leavenworth, Kan.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Jamey Bradbury

Parkville, Mo.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Frank Montesonti & Peter Mishler

Maryville, Mo.
Wednesday, September 26, 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' Author Wins Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award

New Letters is pleased to announce the Lydia Conklin, whose essay "Rockaway" appeared in New Letters vol. 76 no. 4, has won a 2018 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award.


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.