Welcome to the 2014 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest!
For the first time, after great debate and serious consideration, we are requiring an entry fee of $18. Last year entries leapt nearly 200%, all but overwhelming our small band of readers. In order to keep the contest alive, therefore, we decided to institute a fee. So for the price of a one-year subscription to The Kenyon Review–and it’s a discounted price–you will receive four superb issues of KR plus the chance to submit a piece of short fiction to this contest. We hope you’ll do so! As always, regular submissions to The Kenyon Review will require no fee and are welcome between September 15th and January 15th each year.
The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1200 words or fewer. Katharine Weber, the Richard L. Thomas Chair in Creative Writing at Kenyon College and author of five critically-acclaimed novels, including Triangle andTrue Confections, will be the final judge. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Winter 2015 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2014 Writers Workshop, June 14th-21st, in Gambier, Ohio. Additional info on the Writers Workshop is available here.