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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Update

For the time being, all in-person Newtown Literary classes and public events are postponed until the health emergency passes. Free online workshops will be available for our "Writing on Race & Immigration" classes with Lewis Latimer House Museum (RSVP below).

In the meantime, the journal staff continues to put together issue 16, which we will release as scheduled in June 2020.

Keep reading and writing...and stay safe.

-Tim, Jackie, and the whole Newtown Literary staff.

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Our Mission

Newtown Literary Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting writers and writing in Queens, NY. Our flagship project is the publication of a semiannual literary journal featuring new work by writers living in or originally from the largest borough in New York City. We also hold free writing classes for adults, teens, and kids around the borough, and a biennial writing contest for kids and teens. Throughout the year, all over Queens, we hold readings, workshops, and other literary events.


Newtown, the organization's namesake, was one of the original towns incorporated into the New York City borough of Queens in 1898. To read more about Newtown, Queens, visit the Newtown Historical Society.

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