By Subscription: Writing by Carl Dennis, Alberto Ríos, Castle Freeman Jr., Aliki Barnstone, Ruthvika Rao, and others. 


A holiday favorite, the highly anthologized short story "The Loudest Voice" is read by the author, Grace Paley.


Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction


Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Ekphrasis Poetry Reading

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, December 14, 2018

Donohoe, Peterson, Harty & Schier-Akmala

Overland Park, Kan.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Kunkel, Kook & Thompson

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, January 18, 2019


Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

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


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.