To serve society by helping to cultivate a literate nation through the creation, support, and promotion of quality literature.


The New York Literary Society (NYLS) is an independent nonprofit membership organization and publisher of literary fiction.

One must be careful of books, and what’s inside them, for words have the power to change us.
— Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices


Find out about the Society, our mission, methods, and the results of decades pursuing literary excellence.

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Literature defines a People. Timeless literature is the outflow of a highly developed society.

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