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The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest: Entries Close 31 January

The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest 2016

Entries are now open for the Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest for 2018.

Kenyon Review was founded by John Crowe Ransom in 1939. It prides itself on publishing talented emerging writers, especially from diverse communities, alongside many distinguished, established writers. Kenyon Review’s short stories have won more O. Henry Awards than any other non-profit journal and it frequently appears on lists ranking America’s best literary magazines.

The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest is only open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. To enter writers must provide a story of up to 1200 words.

The winning story will be published in the January/February 2019 issue of Kenyon Review, and the winning writer will receive a scholarship to attend the magazine’s June 2018 Writers Workshop.

The judge of the 2018 contest is Melinda Moustakis, author of Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction in 2011. An entry fee of US$24 is payable with each entry; in exchange each entrant receives a one year subscription to the magazine (normally $35).

The 2017 contest was won by David Greendonner; read his winning story ‘Lionel, For Worse’.

Entries to the contest opened on 1 January and close on Wednesday 31 January.  For full entry details visit the Kenyon Review website.