The Letters Page

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The Letters Page


Welcome to The Letters Page

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.


We want your letters for the next issue of The Letters Page, and we want them soon. We want stories, essays, poems, memoir, travelogue, reportage, conversation, criticism, speculation, illustration, deviation, and more. If you can fit it in an envelope and put it in the post to us at the address below, we will consider it for publication. There is no theme; there are no restrictions. Be smart about it: we are a correspondence-based literary journal with a limited number of pages, and in general shortness and smallness is a virtue. But we are looking for works of literary wonder, and we have no wish to inhibit you.

Surprise us.

We will pay £100 for every submission published. Please include your name and postal address with your submission. We respond to all contributors.

Closing Date for Issue 9 is 25 September, 2016.

Send your submissions to:

The Letters Page
School of English
University of Nottingham

(Please note that we may use short extracts or images of your letter on our website or social media. Please also note that all letters we receive will be held in the University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts and Special Collections archive, and may be viewed by researchers.)

The Letters Page: Volume 1 

After three years as a digital publication, publishing stories and essays by contributors including George Saunders, Eimear McBride, Colum McCann, and Naomi Alderman, The Letters Page is publishing a limited edition boxed set containing loose-leaf reproductions of the contributors’ original handwritten letters alongside an illustrated booklet of transcriptions, produced in partnership with Book Ex Machina. You’ll still be able to access all of our online issues here, and from November, you’ll be able to buy your own copy of the journal to treasure and enjoy.

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Download the Latest Issue: Issue 7, Winter 2015

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Or, if you want a hard copy to keep, download the print version [PDF].


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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
fax: +44 (0)115 951 5924