March 4, 2013KR BlogNewsletter

Join KR at AWP!

Visit us March 6-9, at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference at the Hynes Convention Center & Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston. On Saturday, March 9th, the book fair, with over 500 tables, will be open to the public. KR will be in Exhibit Hall B on the Plaza Level at booth 1105. Please stop by to say hello, pick one of our giveaway e-reader holders, take advantage of our discount subscription offer (with free tote!) or join us for one of our scheduled author signings (OR DO ALL THREE?!?):

Author Signings at The Kenyon Review Booth

Thursday, March 7th, 4pm: KR Fellows Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers and Natalie Shapero will sign from their debut collections Chord Box and No Object.

Friday, March 8th, 11am: KR Editor at Large Lewis Hyde will sign copies of his books.  Free copy of a Lewis Hyde title during his signing to the first 30 people who subscribe to The Kenyon Review–be there early!  (Books available courtesy of Random House and FSG.)

Friday, March 8th, 4pm: SPRING ISSUE LAUNCH! with Linda Bamber, Leah Falk, Carol Frost, Amina Gautier, Aisha Gawad, William Giraldi, Chinelo Okparanta, Solmaz Sharif, and more!  Don’t miss it!

Saturday, March 9th, 10am: KR Writers Workshop instructors: David Baker, Gretchen E. Henderson, Rebecca McClanahan, Dinty W. Moore, and Nancy Zafris.  Come meet our staff, pick up copies of their work, and learn about our program.

Subscription offer with TOTE!:

That’s right, folks.  You’ve got stuff, and we want to help you carry it in style.  Quality construction paired with appropriate sizing make it the perfect bag for a good read, a laptop, your travel coffee mug, or all of those things.  At arm’s length or over your shoulder, this tote won’t disappoint.  KR logo on one side, your choice of three quotes on the other.  The new Kenyon Review tote can be yours with a print subscription for just $25, only at AWP!:


The 2013 free AWP giveaway (while supplies last):

In honor of our soon-to-be-launched mobile website (!!!), this year we are giving away simple stands for your tablet/phones to encourage you to read and visit KR from those devices.  The stands are made from oak, and were milled from a tree that fell during a summer storm in Worthington, Ohio.  Supplies are limited, so be sure to stop by booth 1105 early in the conference to gets yours!  (Supplies would be unlimited, but sanding takes a long time and oak weighs a lot in checked luggage.)

Be sure to visit our mobile site! Launching soon!
The stands will accommodate a wide range of mobile devices. But there are so many devices! And they are all different sizes! While the stands will accommodate many devices, they may not fit yours perfectly.
Cutting the rough stands. Note John Crowe Ransom’s bicycles in the background.
Ready to go, with slot routed in.
Some oak boards waiting patiently to go through the planer.
Finished stands in the boxes, waiting to go to Boston. Sawdust stays to mulch the garden.

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.