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Give the gift of The Kenyon Review this holiday season! Not only will your gift recipient receive a four issue, full-year subscription to the most cutting edge work the literary world has to offer–but they will also receive seventy years of it! For the 2008 holiday season, a one-year subscription to The Kenyon Review comes with a one year subscription to The Kenyon Review archive via JSTOR–all for just $30! And there’s more: the print subscription will begin with our Winter 2009 issue, a very special seventieth anniversary issue of The Kenyon Review featuring new work by Joyce Carol Oates, Carl Phillips, E.L. Doctorow, Robb Forman Dew, Ilya Kaminsky, Kazim Ali, and more. It promises to be one of our finest. Save 25% of the newsstand price, and get access to the KR archive free! That’s over 200 issues for the price of four!

Here’s how it works: subscribe today. When we process the gift–typically within four weeks–we’ll begin the subscription with our Winter 2009 issue. Additionally, JSTOR will send an e-mail to the gift recipient at the address you’ve provided with log-in information to the KR archive–be sure to alert him/her to watch for it! Once the user registers with JSTOR, they will have immediate access from any internet connection to 70 years of the KR archive, a digitized treasure trove of the storied literary history of KR.

Your gift recipient will be able to read the first published stories of Flannery O’Conner or Thomas Pynchon, as they originally appeared in KR‘s pages. He/She will enjoy Wallace Stevens’ “The Aurora’s of Autumn” or Sylvia Plath’s “The Beekeeper’s Daughter,” or Robert Lowell’s earliest published poems. What gift could be better? And best of all, they’ll think of you each time they rediscover a literary gem from KR. Give the gift of KR today!

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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.