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The New Mexico Letters about Literature contest is for students in grades 4 through 12.

The contest encourages student to reflect on how a work of literature impacted or changed their life and then write a letter to the author telling them about it. Students can enter individually or teachers can collect and submit for their students as a class set.

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.

The Letters About Literature program, was originally sponsored by the Library of Congress . However, the Library of Congress concluded its 27th and final year as a sponsor with the 2018-2019 program year. The New Mexico State Library is continuing the program for the students of our state.