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Letters About Literature

2019 Ceremony to be held at the Old State House Museum.  Saturday, May 4

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Letter release form

Directions to the State House Museum

Letters about Literature is an annual national reading and writing program for students in grades 4-12.  LAL focuses on reader response and reflective writing and promotes a persona relationship between the reader and the author or book. 

For more information on the 2018-2019 Letters About Literature project, visit 

Videos that may help you as you write your entry.  

Submission forms (link live Friday, November 2nd)

Call for Students

Official Rules

Permission Form for Students Under 13

How to Enter: Students or Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions

Teachers Guide

For the first time, students are asked to submit their 2018-2019 letters via the Letters About Literature online platform. Entries will be accepted starting Nov. 1, 2018.  The deadline for all Arkansas entries is December 14 2018.

This annual writing contest for young readers is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress which promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers for the Book, state libraries, and other organizations.

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Little Rock, AR 72201
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