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About

The mission of The Kenyon Review is to identify exceptionally talented emerging writers, especially from diverse communities, and publish their work (fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, reviews, etc.) alongside the many distinguished, established writers featured in its pages. Kenyon Review is also committed to the advancement of literary writing through education, seeking to improve the skills of young people and adults through intensive, high quality workshops.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1939

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 26 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2024* (approx. 103 days from now) through 30 September 2024. 28

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptUp to 7,500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $0.08 per published word of prose, with a min. of $80 and max. of $450.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2024* (approx. 103 days from now) through 30 September 2024. 9

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Essay Essay1,000 - 7,500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Other (May vary).

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $0.08 per published word of prose, with a min. of $80 and max. of $450.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2024* (approx. 103 days from now) through 30 September 2024. 29

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 6 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment.
Details: USD $0.16 per published word of poetry, with a min. of $40 and max. of $200.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Kenyon Review Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Nonfiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 573 reports from 532 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 142.8 mean avg | 152.0 median | 328 max days (71.0 std dev)
Responses90.93 %
Acceptances1.40 % of submissions accepted (164.9 avg. days per acceptance) | 1.50 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections89.53 % (145.5 avg. days per rejection) | 6.6 % personal, 64.7 % form, 28.7 % unspecified | 1.1 % shortlisted
Non-Responses9.08 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded1.05 % (259.8 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals8.03 % (93.6 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending45 responses are pending (117 min | 241.8 mean avg | 241.0 median | 262 max days waiting | 21.0 std dev) from 45 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 180 days. (34.0 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 180 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 180 days have passed.
Submissions are acknowledged within 4 days on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 18 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 14 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 14 May 2024
Last Audited: 13 Feb 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 29 Jul 2005

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