By Subscription: New writing by Gary Young, Patricia Clark, Sergio Troncoso, Catherine Browder and more. 


Jo McDougall reads from her recent books of poetry The Undiscovered Room and In the Home of the Famous Dead as well as her book Daddy's Money: A Memoir of Farm and Family.


Stone Skimmers by Jennifer Wisner Kelly

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


New Letters Literary Award finalists announced!

See the list of finalists' manuscripts here.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Kelly, Lowe & Adair-Hodges

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, September 20, 2019

Madeline Miller

Wichita, Kan.
Friday, September 20, 2019

Huascar Medina & Boyd Bauman

Kansas City, Kan.
Saturday, September 21, 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. 


David Clewell CD & New Letters Magazine

New Letters (Vol. 79, 3 & 4) features three new poems by former Missouri Poet Laureate David Clewell. This exclusive web offer also includes a free CD of the New Letters on the Air program with David Clewell.