The Kenyon Review will begin accepting submissions for the sixth annual Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest on February 1, 2013. The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1,200 words or less to qualify for the contest. Katharine Weber, the Richard L. Thomas Chair in Creative Writing at Kenyon College and author of five critically-acclaimed novels, including Triangle and True Confections, will be the final judge.
The contest winner will receive a full scholarship to attend the 2013 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, June 15-22, in Gambier, Ohio. In addition, the winning story will be published in a special section in the Winter 2014 issue of The Kenyon Review. You can read last year’s winner, Cassie Gonzales’s “Sleeping Out,” here.
Submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2013. Entries must be submitted through the Review’s website, where an entry form will be available. Find the full contest guidelines here.