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


Texas-born slam poet Joaquín Zihuatanejo reads from his 2018 collection Arsonist, winner of the Anhinga-Robert Dana Poetry Prize.


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

Barth, Brookhart, Courtois & Ferruzza

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, June 21, 2019

Rebecca Makkai

Wichita, Kan.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Crespy, Davis, Newcomer & Newman

Kansas CIty, Mo.
Sunday, July 7, 2019


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. 

Winner Announced: New Letters Publication Award in Fiction

Congrats to Donna Gordon for winning the $750.00 New Letters Publication Award in Fiction for her story "Primates." The final judge was Anthony Grooms. More info on the winner, finalists, & judges 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.