The Letters Page

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The Letters Page


Welcome to The Letters Page

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The Letters Page is a literary journal in letters, published by the School of English at the University of Nottingham and edited by Jon McGregor. We publish essays, stories, poetry, memoir, travelogue, and criticism; but all in the form of letters. We are interested in the literary traditions of letter-writing, and in the idea of correspondence in a digital age. We would love to hear from you.

The Letters Page: Volume 4 - Available Now 

In this issue, Roddy Doyle writes to us about his mother’s letter writing habit, and how her letters unearthed distant relatives in Long Island; Andika Budiman sends us notes from a bookshop in Indonesia; Sarah Whiteside writes to the Finnish poet, Marko Hautala, and lets us listen in; Som-Mai Nguyen writes to us not once but twice; and Liam Harrison asks if it can really be true that Claire-Louise Bennett is no longer writing, as she claimed in our previous issue.

The Letters Page, Vol 4 is an 80 page craft-bound book with fold-out facsimile reproductions of the original handwritten letters, featuring a screen-printed cover which folds out to form its own mailing package, complete with wax seal.

Order your copy today, while limited stocks last!

Submissions for Volume 6

We are currently reading submissions for Vol 6 of The Letters Page, to be published in 2022.

We publish stories, essays, poems, memoir, reportage, criticism, recipes, travelogue, and any hybrid forms. We are looking for writers of all nationalities and ages, both established and emerging. We only ask that your submission come in the form of a letter.

Your letter must be sent in the post, to:

The Letters Page, School of English, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

We don’t have a strict word limit, but our attention span is often short.

Please allow time for us to read and respond to submissions. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible, but our typical response time is around 4-6 months.

*Any submissions that are not in letter form will be automatically rejected.*

Published contributors will receive a gift subscription to one of our favourite small presses or literary journals.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!


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The Letters Page

School of English
Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5900
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