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


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.


Excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal (starred review).


$750 Publication Award for Fiction: Deadline, Oct. 28, 2018. This year's subject is children. View the guidelines here and enter online via Submittable. 

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Kansas City Literary Events

Thomas Fox Averill & Tina Hacker

Overland Park, Kan.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Morse, Plum, & Savich

Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Kevin Rabas

Hosington, Kan.
Saturday, July 21, 2018


New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

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

New Letters Weekend Writing Conference 2018 (June 22nd through June 24th)

Join us for a weekend of writing seminars, workshops, private consultations, craft lectures and socializing. Click below for details. 


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.