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About

New Letters is an international journal of essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, art and much more, published by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. We seek many kinds of writing: Regardless of subject, style, or genre, our overriding concern is literary excellence.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1934

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story3,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

We publish personal essays and are open, as well, to critical discourses about writing, art, or culture, as long as that writing is, in itself, lively, fresh, and vivid. We are not interested in footnoted, “scholarly” articles, or anything that uses the word “privilege” as a verb.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Personal. Excluding: Academic.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review Review300 - 800 words.
Essay Essay3,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 6 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

New Letters Submission Statistics

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The Conger Beasley Jr. Award for Nonfiction Charges fees for all submissions
New Letters Editor's Choice Award Charges fees for all submissions
The Patricia Cleary Miller Award for Poetry Charges fees for all submissions
The Robert Day Award for Fiction Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2021
Last Checked: 27 Sep 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 17 Jun 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 03 Aug 2005

Before Submitting

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