Letters About Literature is an exciting reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. The program is in its 23rd year, and is sponsored by The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.
Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter each year. If you (or your children) are in grades 4-12, you are eligible to enter the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest.
The entry window opened November 2, 2015. The deadline for students in 9th-12th grade is December 4th, 2015. The deadline for students in 4th-8th grades is January 11, 2016.