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The Kenyon Review

An International Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts

About The Kenyon Review: The Kenyon Review features the best new writing by established and emerging authors.

Contact Information:

Finn House

102 W. Wiggin St.

Gambier, OH  43022

Phone: (740) 427-5208

Email: kenyonreview[at]kenyon[dot]edu


Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes (with notice) Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 9/15-1/15 Response time: Approx. 4 months Payment: copies, yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0163-075X Founded: 1939 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: Ingram, Media Solutions Average pages: 200 Copy Price: $10 Sample price (postpaid) $10 Subscription (Ind): $30 Subscription (Inst): $35

Publisher's Description: Presenting the best writing of today, while shaping literature's tomorrow. Introducing new voices alongside the most respected writers of our generation, KR showcases writing that illuminates and expands the cultural conversation.

“Literary magazines come and go. There’s a good reason why, after 70 years, The Kenyon Review is not only still standing, but thriving. From John Crowe Ransom to the present, the editors have always gambled on greatness, and consistently won.”

Recent years have seen the work of such writers as Carl Phillips, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Mark Strand, Joyce Carol Oates, George Steiner, and Ron Carlson appear in the pages of KR, along with authors who are emerging as the bright lights of the next generation, such as Amit Majmudar, Meghan O’Rourke, and Megan Mayhew Bergman. Since 2008, we’ve published KROnline, doubling the publishing space available in our traditional print format. Visit our website to read KROnline and check out our KR author interview series.

Recent issues:

The Spring 2014 issue continues the celebration of our 75th anniversary year. It features a full-color cover by the mixed-media artist Ellen Priest. Selections include a new KR Credo by poet Meghan O’Rourke; New stories by Ayse Papatya Bucak and Debra Nystrom; Poems by Jill Bialosky, Stephen Dunn, and Ted Kooser; and Essays by Tony Hoagland and Stanley Plumly; and much more!

The Winter 2014 issue is the first of the 75th anniversary series of issues. It features a dazzling full-color cover by the artist Ellen Priest. Selections include the winning entries from the Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest; A new KR Credo by poet Carl Phillips; New stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Charles Baxter, and John Kinsella; Poems by Timothy Liu, Paisley Rekdal, and Linda Gregerson; and essays by Willard Spiegelman and Stanley Plumly; and even more exciting poetry, stories, drama, and essays.

The fall 2013 issue features the winning entries from the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers; New stories by T. C. Boyle, Robert Coover, and Alex Miller; Dazzling poems by Brenda Hillman, Melissa Kwasny, and Lee Sharkey; “Captain Robert Bly, Ortega y Gasset, and the Buddha on the Road” by Mark Gustafson; and even more exciting poetry, stories, and essays.


last updated 03/24/2014