New Letters Awards for Writers, UMKC
University House, 5101 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City MO 64110-2499

Phone: 816-235-1168


The annual New Letters Poetry Prize awards $1,500 and publication in New Letters (see separate listing in Magazines/Journals) to the best group of 3-6 poems. All entries will be considered for publication in New Letters.

Prize: Prize: $1,500 and publication.

Costs: $20 for first entry, $15 for every entry after. If entering online, add a $5 service charge to entry fee

Freelance Facts


Needs: poetry

Submissions must be unpublished. Considers simultaneous submissions with notification upon acceptance elsewhere. Accepts multiple entries with separate fee for each. Submit up to 6 poems (need not be related). Include 2 cover sheets: 1 with poet's name, address, e-mail, phone number, prize category (poetry), and poem title(s), the second with category and poem title(s) only. No identifying information on ms pages. Accepts electronic submissions. Include SASE for notification of receipt of ms and entry number, and SASE for results only (send only 1 envelope if submitting multiple entries), mss will not be returned. Guidelines available by SASE or on website. 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.