Read. Be Inspired. Write Back.

Letters About Literature encourages young readers in grades 4 -12 to read a book and write a personal letter to the author explaining how the book changed or shaped their perspective on themselves or the world. Letter writers compete at three levels: Level I is grades 4-6; Level II is grades 7-8; and Level III is grades 9-12. The writers compete in this annual state contest to win cash prizes in each competition level.​

Please see The Rules.

The letters submitted are never sent to the author. The letters are submitted to the New Mexico State Library so that judges can select winners in each level.

Please see Submit.

Prizes are award to those winners. Please see Awards.

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing competition which challenges students to write to an author and describe how his or her book affected them.  This annual competition is​made possible bythe New Mexico State Library which is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

This is the eighth year New Mexico State Library has sponsored the competition.