Letters Page

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Naomi Alderman, Tash Aw, Roddy Doyle, Patricia Duncker, William Fiennes, Chris Gribble, Kirsten Harris, Sarah Hall, Chloe Hooper, Mick Jackson, Cormac Kinsella, Katie Kitamura, Eireann Lorsung, Colum McCann, Maile Meloy, Kei Miller, Nick Mount, Emily Perkins, Julie Sanders, Craig Taylor, Xu Xi
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

The Letters Page literary journal is published by the University of Nottingham School of English, and edited by writer in residence, Professor Jon McGregor. It is interested in exploring what letter writing means to people—and has meant since writing was invented—in their literary cultures and their personal lives. It publishes essays, memoirs, fiction, travelogue, reportage, poetry, criticism, interview, any creative form of writing, so long as it comes to them framed as a letter.

Tips From the Editor

  • The letter should be handwritten on a single side of A4 (or your local equivalent), and sent in the post, with a return address on the back of the envelope.
  • You may include illustrations.
  • Enclose contact details on a separate sheet.
  • A transcript may be requested.
  • The letter should be addressed to a notional “reader”; the letter should not address or refer to the editor.
  • The letter should include some reference to the time/place of its writing and/or sending.
  • Your submission should be postmarked with a date no later than the stated deadline for submissions.

Contact Information

Jon McGregor, Editor
School of English
University of Nottingham
N97 2RD
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Last updated: Feb 05, 2024