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The Kenyon Review

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  • An International Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts
  • About this Magazine:

    Building on a long tradition of excellence, the Kenyon Review has evolved from a distinguished literary magazine to a pre-eminent arts organization. KR is devoted to nurturing, publishing, and celebrating the best in contemporary writing in its flagship bimonthly print magazine and in KROnline, its distinct digital journal.

  • Contact Information:

  • Organization (if applicable):
  • Address 1: Finn House
  • Address 2: 102 W. Wiggin St.
  • City: Gambier
  • State Code: OH
  • Postal Code: 43022
  • Phone: (740) 427-5208
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: E-pub, Online, Print
  • Genres: Drama, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Sample (Postpaid): $10
  • Copy Price: $20 (print); $5 (digital)
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (with notice)
  • Postal Submissions: *yes, if no access to Submittable (see note below)
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Subscription (individuals): $46 (print+digital)
  • Subscription (institutions): $60
  • Reading Period: 9/1–9/30
  • Response Time: Approx. 6 months
  • Payment: copies, yes (see website)
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • ISSN: 0163-075X
  • Founded: 1939
  • Issues Per Year: 4

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 80 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 Kimiko Hahn, Diane Seuss, Mary Syzbist, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Linda Gregerson, Vievee Francis, Jenny Xie, and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan appear in the pages of KR, along with authors who are emerging as the bright lights of the next generation, such as Rachel Heng, Nay Saysourinho, and Patrick Nathan.

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