December 30, 2007KR BlogUncategorized

Thanks Meg!

If you haven’t seen it on the inside back cover of the new issue of KR, there’s a tribute to Meg Galipault, and the role Meg played over the past five years as managing editor of the Kenyon Review. Dan Wickett, of the Emerging Writers Network (and other sundry sources of fame) has written a send-off and thank you for her there. KR especially–but the whole litmag world in general–are truly better places as a direct result of her generous efforts. I know, I’m trying to figure out how to do the managing editor job half as well as she did.

Some changes to announce, on the eve of 2008: If you’re reading this, you’ll notice that we’re in the beginning phases of a website redesign that matches the redesign of the print journal. Be very excited.

The blog is changing a bit, too. You’ll see less of me around here, and more of Jessica Johnson, Kirsten Ogden, Sean Casey, Heather Christle, W. David Hall, and Andy Grace, each of whom have agreed to be regulars for the forseeable future. They represent a great plural swath of genre interest and influence, and a phenomenal group of emerging writers. In addition, you’ll continue to see many of the other regular bloggers around here, too. Check back often to see what everyone is up to.

We hope to see many of you at the AWP conference this year in New York, in late January. We’ve got some surprises up our sleeves–literally. Be sure to visit our book fair booth and say hello.

Last, but not least, while we’ve announced a shortening of the current reading period, stay tuned for details about a Short Fiction writing contest, for authors under 30, with a submission period in early February. The winner will be published by KR and offered an inclusive scholarship to our Writing Workshops this summer in Gambier, Ohio. More details to follow.

But again, and most all–a hearty thank you to Meg, once again.

About the Program

The Kenyon Review Associates Program provides Kenyon students with valuable experience in literary editing, publishing, and programming. KR Associates work closely with Kenyon Review staff, gaining valuable experience in a number of editing, publishing, and programming areas including manuscript evaluation, publicity and marketing, copy editing, developing web site and social media content, outreach programming, event planning and promotion, and other creative and editorial projects

KR Associates attend regular seminars conducted by Kenyon Review editorial staff, visiting readers, and publishing industry professionals. These seminars cover a wide range of topics including editorial philosophy, evaluation of submissions, print and electronic production, marketing, and design.

KR Associates enjoy also enjoy exclusive access to visiting writers and speakers, free issues of The Kenyon Review, and valuable work experience and employment references.

This program is made possible through an initiative of the Kenyon Review, part of the mission of which is to contribute to the enrichment of the academic, cultural, and artistic life of the Kenyon College community.

Requirements and Expectations

  • Submission Evaluation: All Associates are required to read and evaluate eight Kenyon Review submissions per week. Associates who are not able to complete their weekly submission assignments for more than two weeks in a row may not be allowed to continue in the program.
  • Trainings and Seminars: In-person attendance is mandatory at all trainings and seminars. We plan on scheduling six to eight seminars per semester, and most will take place on Thursdays during common hour.
  • Literary Engagement: Associates are expected to participate in literary events on campus and throughout the local community.

Application Details

The application deadline for the 2023-24 program has passed. Applications for the 2024-25 program will open in the fall of 2024. Please check back then for more details.

Questions? Please contact Tory Weber for more information.