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


                                Justin Martin reads from Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians, a biography that explores the life of Walt Whitman and his artistic associates before the Civil War.


                                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

                                Wagner, Anderson, & Harries

                                Kansas City, Mo.
                                Saturday, June 8, 2019

                                Donna Baier Stein

                                Kansas City, Mo.
                                Monday, June 10, 2019

                                Green, Sierra & Paul

                                Kansas City, Mo.
                                Friday, June 14, 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.