Summer 2014 • Vol. XXXVI No. 3 Editor's Notes |

Editor’s Notes

Not so very long ago publishing a literary journal was a rather lonely enterprise. Every three months one launched a new issue into a great maw of silence. Oh, we'd get a rare letter with comment or critique. But generally our mail consisted of plastic tubs from the postal service, brimming with submissions clad mostly in manila. Every decade or so, it's true, we'd send out a survey of our readers, mostly because potential funders wanted to know who might actually be reading. It surely was pleasant to receive their replies, affirming that yes, indeed, someone was turning our pages after all. As we all know, however, today the world walks at a quicker clip. So after only six years we sent out a new survey this last autumn, this time reaching out both to subscribers to The Kenyon Review and to those who read KROnline and our other electronic publications. We thought an inducement might be necessary to persuade busy people to spend a few moments answering our questions, whe

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David H. Lynn is the editor emeritus of The Kenyon Review, a professor of English, and special assistant to the president of the college. He was the editor of the Review from 1994 to 2020. As an author, he received a 2016 O. Henry Award for "Divergence." His latest collection, Children of God: New & Selected Stories, was published in 2019 by Braddock Avenue Books.

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Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

Not so very long ago publishing a literary journal was a rather lonely enterprise. Every three months one launched a new issue into a great maw of silence. Oh, we'd […]

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

Not so very long ago publishing a literary journal was a rather lonely enterprise. Every three months one launched a new issue into a great maw of silence. Oh, we'd […]

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