New Letters Magazine call for writers

New Letters magazine of writing and art is now accepting submissions for the 28th-Annual Literary Awards for Writers.  The contest welcomes unpublished works in fiction, poetry, and essay.  The winner from each category will receive a $1,500 cash prize and publication.

Poetry entries should consist of three to six poems—fiction or essay entries up to 8,000 words.  Simultaneous submissions are welcome, and there are no restrictions on the number of entries or categories to which a person can submit.  The $15 reading fee includes a one-year subscription to New Letters, with the entry fees for subsequent submissions set at $10. The postmark deadline for entries is May 18, 2013.

All entries will be considered for publication, and first runners-up will receive a copy of a recent book of poetry or fiction published by New Letters affiliate BkMk Press.

“I have been excited and amazed,” says Editor Robert Stewart, “by the quality of discovery the awards process uncovers.”

Be among the distinguished writers published in New Letters; submit your work to New Letters Award for Writers, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5101 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.  Electronic entries can be submitted at

New Letters is the international magazine of writing and art, published by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Subscriptions are available for $22 per year (four issues), with discounts for longer subscriptions.  Call (816) 235-1168 or visit to order. Copies of the newest release are available for purchase on campus at the New Letters offices located in University House, 5101 Rockhill Road.

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