August 7, 2012KR BlogNewsletter

Got Something Submittable? KR’s New Submissions System Launches September 15th

The Kenyon Review is pleased to announce that starting with the 2012-13 reading period, we will switch to the www.submittable.com submission system for our regular submissions and for all contest entries. We hope this change will improve the submission experience, and allow submitters who use the system for other magazines to manage all their submissions from one account.

Submitters who already use submittable.com will be able to submit from their existing account; KR submitters who don’t currently use submittable.com will need to make new account with them, even if they already had a prior KR submissions account. The accounts are free, and submissions to The Kenyon Review remain free. We’re excited to read your work!

In 2012-13, we will accept submissions for the print magazine and KROnline from Sept. 15th-Jan 15th. Our submission guidelines remain unchanged from the 2011-12 reading period; you can find our guidelines here. Thanks for your interest in The Kenyon Review!

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.