By Subscription: New writing by Margot Livesey, Stephen Dunn, a eulogy for Peter Everwine and more.


George Saunders, the renowned short story writer, talks about his debut novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.


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


New Letters Literary Award winners announced!

See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Karl Marlantes

Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

J. Ryan Stradal

Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

J. Ryan Stradal

Wichita, Kan.
Friday, July 26, 2019


Kansas City Public Library Announces Kids and Teens eReading Rooms

The KCPL has digitized the concept of physical reading rooms by creating individual, specialized eReading Rooms of ebooks and audiobooks for children and teenagers.

UMKC's New Letters Ranks Among the Top Literary Journals in the United States

New Letters continues its standing as among the most highly regarded journals for discovering, publishing, and promoting the best new fiction, poetry, and essays. 


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.