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The Letters Page

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A literary journal in letters


The Letters Page is a literary journal with a difference: the stories, essays, poems, interviews and reportage featured are all written in the form of letters.

Based in the School of English, the journal develops links with writers and publishing professionals across the world, and offers opportunities for students to learn key writing and publishing skills through work placements for hands-on experience.

Professor Jon McGregor, the School’s writer in residence, edits the journal and directs its activities, under the guiding eyes of an Editorial Board which includes Colum McCann, Sarah Hall, Naomi Alderman, William Fiennes, Roddy Doyle, Maile Meloy, and many more.

Students have the opportunity to work alongside Jon McGregor, and other visiting professionals, on the commissioning, assessing, editing, design, publication and promotion of the journal as student placements.

Letter-writing is the oldest literary tradition, and the most accessible, and is proving surprisingly endurable in the age of instant-messaging and video-conferences. The Letters Page explores the role of the letter in literary culture and in life, and play with the tensions between writing for one reader and writing for an audience, and find the distinctive strengths of both digital and print. But mainly, The Letters Page will publish some great writing from established and emerging writers.

Visit the official website for The Letters Page.

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