Mormon Literature Website

"We will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own..."

An internet resource devoted to literary expression by, for, or about Mormons, and to its interpretation and critical analysis.

The Association for Mormon Letters

  • What is the Association for Mormon Letters?
  • Awards given by AML
  • AML-List: online discussion of Mormon Literature
  • Proceedings of the annual meetings of the Association for Mormon Letters

Mormon Literature Online Anthology

  • Begin with the sampler, then dive into a variety of full texts of Mormon Literature in every genre.

Bibliography of Mormon Literature

  • Search the Mormon Literature Bibliography Database
  • Browse Mormon Literature by historical period
  • Review a basic list of Anthologies of Mormon Literature (with links to some full texts).

Mormon Criticism

  • Awards in Mormon Literature
  • Essays on Mormon Literature and its History
  • Bibliography of Mormon Criticism

"Who's Who" in Mormon Literature

  • Short biographical blurbs on authors, critics, and others important to Mormon letters

"What's Where" in Mormon Literature

  • Where do you find Mormon Literature? (Info on collections, periodicals, courses, conferences, etc.)
  • How do you buy, sell, publish or distribute Mormon Literature? (Info on publishers, distributors, and retailers of Mormon Literature--including online resources)

The Vision of Mormon Literature:

"We will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own. God's ammunition is not exhausted. His brightest spirits are held in reserve for the latter times. In God's name and by his help we will build up a literature whose top shall touch heaven, though its foundations may now be low in [the] earth." -- Orson Whitney, "Home Literature" Contributor, July, 1888 (Rpt. in A Believing People: Literature of the Latter-day Saints [Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1974]: 206)

"For years I have been waiting for someone to do justice in recording in song and story and painting and sculpture the Restoration, the reestablishment of the kingdom of God on earth, the struggles and frustrations; the apostasies and inner revolutions and counter-revolutions of those first decades; of the exodus; of the counter-reactions; of the transitions; of the persecution days, of the miracle man, Joseph Smith, of whom we sing "Oh, what rapture filled his bosom, / For he saw the living God;" and of the giant colonizer and builder Brigham Young." -- Spencer W. Kimball, "The Gospel Vision of the Arts," Ensign (July, 1977): 5.
See the list of essays surveying the past and future of Mormon Literature on the Mormon Criticism Home Page

The Association for Mormon Letters

The Association for Mormon Letters is an organization devoted to the discussion and promotion of Mormon literature. In addition to circulating a quarterly newsletter, AML sponsors a conference each January, publishes the proceedings of that conference (free to AML members) and hosts occasional lectures and readings. If interested in joining AML, send your $15 annual membership dues (which provides you the newsletter and the annual proceedings) to:
Association for Mormon Letters
262 South Main
Springville, Utah 84663

AML Awards

Each year at its conference the Association for Mormon Letters presents awards for the best Mormon literature (in all genres) published during the prior year. A list of the awards given over the last 20 years is available here, including the text of the awards citations.

AML Email List

Since May of 1995 AML has sponsored a very successful email list for online discussion of Mormon literature. Consult this AML-list web page in order to browse the archives of the AML-list or to learn how to subscribe to the email list.

Proceedings of the Association for Mormon Letters

The speeches that have been given at the annual meeting of the Association for Mormon Letters are online here for your perusal.

Links to Mormon / LDS Literature on the Web

Commercial Sites -- LDS Literature

General Mormon / LDS - related Sites

Mormon Literature
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Last updated Feb 28, 2001