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

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

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

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$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

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Winners Announced: Fiction & Essay Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction and the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

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

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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.