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


While at the Woodneath Library Center, novelist Larry Watson reads from his tenth book, As Good As Gone.


Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Enid Shomer. Coming in November.


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

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Kansas City Literary Events

Maryfrances Wagner & Robert Stewart

Overland Park, Kan.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

David Joy

Wichita, Kan.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Low, Caine, Barth, Farkas & Lucero

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, August 23, 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.