THE NEW LETTERSLITERARYAWARDS Next postmark deadline: May 18, 2009.
The $1,500 New Letters Prize for Poetry
for the best group of three to six poems
The $1,500 Dorothy Churchill Cappon Prize for the Essay
for the best essay
The $1,500 Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize for Fiction
for the best short story
Click here to read a 2007 Interview with Robert Stewart, editor of New Letters(conducted by Jendi Reiter for Poetry Contest Insider).
For a printable version of the 2009 guidelines, click here.
Submit by regular post or electronically. Simultaneous submissions of unpublished entries are accepted with proper notification upon acceptance elsewhere.
Enclose with each entry:
$15 for first entry; $10 for every entry after. Entry fee includes the cost of a one-year subscription, renewal, or gift subscription to New Letters, shipped to any address within the United States. (Subscriptions mailed outside the U.S. require a $12 postal surcharge.) Make checks payable to New Letters.
Two cover sheetsthe first with complete name, address, e-mail address, phone number, category, and title(s); and the second with category and title only. Your personal information should not appear anywhere else on the entry. For sample cover sheets, click here.
A stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt and entry number.
A stamped, self-addressed envelope for a list of winners. This is optional. Please send only one envelope if submitting more than one entry.
RULES AND NOTES
All entries will be considered for publication in New Letters.
Fiction and essay entries are not to exceed 8,000 words. A single poetry entry may contain up to six poems, and those poems need not be related.
Multiple entries are accepted with appropriate fees. Please make cover sheets for each entry of fiction, essay, or group of poems.
Manuscripts will not be returned.
No substitutions after submissions. No refunds will be offered for withdrawn material.
Current students and employees of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and current volunteer members of the New Letters and BkMk Press staffs, are not eligible.