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New Letters: General Submissions

New Letters reads submissions all year long. We only accept work submitted through Submittable, our online submission manager. There is a small fee for submissions, though fees are waived for current subscribers. 

About the Journal

The mission of New Letters magazine is to discover, publish and promote the best and most exciting literary writing, wherever it might be found.  We publish and serve readers and writers worldwide.  In recent years, New Letters has won a National Magazine Award, the industry’s highest honor, plus multiple Pushcart Prizes, and is reprinted often in the Best American anthology series.

In the winter of 1934, the small, private University of Kansas City began publishing The University Review.  The name was changed to New Letters in 1971. In 2020 fiction writer Christie Hodgen succeed Robert Stewart as editor.  The first woman editor in the magazine’s history, she continues to seek the best new writing, whether from established writers or those ready and waiting to be discovered, as she also creates a more dynamic presence for the literary operation in the digital world.