The Kenyon Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

General Guidelines

Every submission will be read. The response time will vary according to the volume of submissions, though we aim to respond to all submissions within six months of receipt.

Payment for accepted work is made upon publication. Authors retain their copyright and will receive a contract upon acceptance.

We do not accept paper submissions, except from writers (such as those who are incarcerated) who do not have ready access to the internet. Paper submissions must be postmarked before the current submission period's deadline and must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Send hard copies to:

The Kenyon Review
102 W. Wiggin St.
Gambier, OH 43022

Thank you in advance for sharing your work with us!

Notes on Submissions

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  • We generally follow the Chicago Manual of Style and Webster’s Eleventh New Collegiate Dictionary.
  • We are not currently considering the following:
    unsolicited interviews
    unsolicited book reviews
    unsolicited artwork
    emailed submissions (please use
    previously published material
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