Letters About Literature is an annual, national reading and writing program organized by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. To enter, students in grades 4-12 write a letter to the author (living or dead) of their favorite book, poem, or short story and describe how that book moved or changed them.
Each state chooses a winner in each level, and the Library of Congress chooses a national winner from the state winners in each level. State winners receive a cash prize of $100. National winners receive a prize of $1,000.
Contest deadline for all levels is January 12, 2018.