The New Letters Literary Awards
$4,500 in awards for writers | Deadline: May 18, 2014.
The $1,500 New Letters Prize for Poetry for the best group of three to six poems.
The $1,500 Dorothy Cappon Prize for the best Essay.
The $1,500 Alexander Cappon Prize for Fiction, for the best short story.
Upload your writing online by midnight Saturday, May 18th. Entries sent after midnight May 18th cannot be considered or refunded. Please read guidelines carefully to insure best service. For a printable version of the guidelines, click here.
Postmark by May 18, 2014.
Mail Entries to:
New Letters Awards for Writers
UMKC, University House
5101 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
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 $15 postal surcharge.) Make checks payable to New Letters.
Two cover sheets: the 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
Simultaneous submissions of unpublished entries are accepted with proper notification upon acceptance elsewhere.
All entries will be considered for publication in New Letters.
Fiction and essay entries should not 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 No refunds will be offered for withdrawn material.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.