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


    In this public reading, poet Mia Leonin shares pieces from her fifth book, Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child, and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar reads from his debut collection, We Seek Asylum.


    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

    Wyatt Townley

    Kansas City, Mo.
    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Sprung Formal Reading Release

    Kansas City, Mo.
    Sunday, May 5, 2019

    Wyatt Townley

    Lawrence, Kan.
    Tuesday, May 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: https://bit.ly/2P7pURh


    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.