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New Letters is an international quarterly journal of essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, art and much more, published by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Our editor-in-chief is Christie Hodgen.  Our administrative director and subscription coordinator (agency contact) is Ashley Wann.

New Letters will continue to bring its readers the most exciting new writing and art available.

The index for each volume is bound in the summer (fourth/last) issue of that volume.  For complete archival information, use the Back Issues link found to the left on the menu bar or the search box found at the top of this page. 


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New Letters has been called “one of the best literary magazines in the entire world” by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Peter Viereck, making “a serious contribution to culture across the nation,” according to National Public Radio critic Alan Cheuse. Respected for its long tradition of high quality, New Letters is a favorite of writers, critics, Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winning authors, such as Richard Rhodes and Lisel Mueller. Its standards of literary excellence are evident through the fiction, poetry, artwork, essays and interviews in each quarterly issue. Writing from New Letters frequently appears in The Pushcart Prizes, Best American Fiction, O. Henry Prize Stories, and many other prize anthologies.


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New Letters is a quarterly journal with distinctive, artistic covers and a global circulation to discriminating readers. It is distributed by Ingram Periodicals and B. DeBoer to quality bookstores, and via mailed subscriptions. The general, single-copy cover price is $8.00 (USA), with one-year ($28.00), two-year ($40.00) and five-year ($75.00) subscriptions available.


These dates can vary, so check with our office.

for fall issue (November) September 15

winter issue (February) December 15

spring issue (May) March 15

summer issue (August) June 15

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New Letters, New Letters on the Air, and our affiliate publisher, BkMk Press, stand in solidarity with our black writers, readers, listeners, friends, and community. Read our full statement here.


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