Our submission period will open on September 1 and close on September 30, 2021. In 2022, our magazine will feature two themed issues, one focused on WORK and one on CLIMATE. In addition to general submissions, we invite work that broadly considers these two themes. There will be additional submission calls from guest editors this fall—please keep an eye on our social media channels for more information. In addition to guest-edited folios and thematic materials, we’ve reserved a significant portion of each issue for work that might be categorized as general submission. When you submit your work you will have the option to identify it for general consideration or for one of the themed issues. Submission calls from guest editors will have separate Submittable portals.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted.
We consider previously unpublished:
short fiction and essays (up to 7,500 words)
flash fiction and essays (up to 3 pieces, up to 1,000 words each; please format and submit as a single document)
poetry (up to 6 poems; please format and submit as a single document)
plays (up to 30 pages)
excerpts (up to 30 pages) from larger works
A call for works of translation will be extended the last week of September.
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.
Here’s the link to our Submittable portal: https://thekenyonreview.submittable.com/submit
We do not accept submissions via email, but in the interest of remaining accessible to all of our readers and writers, we will accept mailed submissions postmarked during the month of September. Hard copy materials must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope and should be mailed to:
The Kenyon Review
102 W. Wiggin St.
Gambier, OH 43022
Thank you in advance for sharing your work with us!