The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1200 words or fewer. They define a ‘published book of fiction’ as a novel, novella or short story collection written by the contestant and published by someone other than him or her in print, on the web, or in e-book format. The competition is open internationally. Entries close 29th February.
The 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. The Review will publish the winning short story in their Jan/Feb 2017 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2016 Writers Workshop, June 18th-25th, in Gambier, Ohio.