Letters about Literature Contest: Grades 7&8 Deadline January 9th, 2017/Grades 9 to 12 Deadline December 2nd, 2016

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. 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 Letters About Literature each year. If you are in grades 4-12, you are eligible to enter the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest. For more information, go to the Library of Congress site.