Kenyon Review 2009 Short Fiction Contest

28 January 2009

The submission period for the 2009 Short Fiction Contest will be open from February 1st to February 28th, 2009.

We are pleased and excited to announce the second annual Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest, for writers under the age of thirty. Richard Ford will be the final judge. Submissions will be accepted February 1st-February 28th, with the winner announced in late spring. Submissions must be 1200 words or less. There is no entry fee.

The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Winter 2010 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2009 Writers Workshop, June 14th to the 21st, in beautiful Gambier, Ohio.

Submission Guidelines
Writers must 30 years of age or younger at the time of submission.
Stories must be no more 1200 words in length.
Please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.
The submissions link will be active February 1st to February 28th. All work must be submitted through our electronic system. We cannot accept paper submissions.
Winners will be announced in the late spring. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of any decisions regarding your work.
For submissions, we accept the following file formats only:

.PDF (Adobe Acrobat)
.DOC (Microsoft Word)
.RTF (Rich Text Format)
.TXT (Microsoft Wordpad and Notepad, Apple TextEdit

The final judge will be Richard Ford, acclaimed20author of the Frank Bascombe trilogy, including the novels The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. He is also the author of numerous short story collections, including the seminal collection Rock Springs, and editor of The Granta Book of the American Short Story.

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