AWP Doings

Visit us February 2-5, at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. On Saturday, February 5th, the bookfair, with over 500 tables, will be open to the public. KR will be at Table C31. Please stop by to say hello and pick up one of our lovely letterpressed coasters.

And when your book hunting is done, KR is sponsoring two readings:

Friday, February 4th, at noon in the Virginia C Room in the Marriott Wardman Hotel, Lobby Level. A reading featuring new work by past winners of the KR Short Fiction Contest: Cara Blue Adams, Christopher Feliciano Arnold, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Megan Anderegg Malone, Nick Ripatrazone and Mika Taylor. FREE CHAPBOOK TO THOSE WHO ATTEND! Link to the invite for more details.

And a quick trip to the Asylum! A reading featuring Julia Story, Christie Ann Reynolds, Zach Savich, Shane McCrae, Jess Lacher, Becka Mara McKay, Hannah Sanghee Park, Daniel Khalastchi, Kevin Gonzalez, & Adam Fell. Friday, February 4th at 7:30pm, Asylum Bar: 2471 18th Street (Adams Morgan). Sponsored in conjunction with Rescue Press and Monsters of Poetry. Link to the invite for more details. The Asylum bar is a 15 minute walk from the conference hotel.

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.