The Kenyon Review Fellowships

Applications for 2018-2020 Fellowships will be accepted in the fall of 2017. Please check back then for more information about eligibility, deadlines, and application requirements.

Congratulations to the 2016-2018 Kenyon Review Fellows

HEADSHOT_Diaz, JaquiraJaquira Díaz, the Kenyon Review Fellow in Prose, holds a BA from the University of Central Florida and an MFA from the University of South Florida and is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and an NEA Fellowship to the Hambidge Center for the Arts. She’s been awarded fellowships or scholarships from The MacDowell Colony, the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her work appears in Ploughshares, the SunSouthern Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. Her story “Ghosts,” which appeared in the Kenyon Review’s Winter 2014 issue, was a Notable Story in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 and received a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology. “Ordinary Girls,” which originally appeared in the Kenyon Review, will be reprinted in The Best American Essays 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen. 

Little-Margaree-PhotoMargaree Little, the Kenyon Review Fellow in Poetry, received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Her first book, Rest, is forthcoming from Four Way Books. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Tyrone Guthrie Center, and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. She was the 2015 John Ciardi Scholar in Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a 2016 Bread Loaf Bakeless Fellow at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. Her criticism appears in American Poetry Review and Kenyon Review Online, and her poems appear in American Poetry ReviewNew England ReviewMissouri ReviewSouthern Review, and Quarterly West, among other journals.

An Introduction to the KR Fellowships

In 2012, The Kenyon Review welcomed the first of its KR Fellows. This initiative was inspired by the great tradition of Kenyon Review literary fellowships awarded in the 1950s to writers such as Flannery O’Connor and W.S. Merwin in their formative years. These fellowships represent a significant fulfillment of one aspect of our continuing mission: to recognize, publish, and support extraordinary authors in the early stages of their careers. We believe that after two years, these KR Fellows will be more mature and sophisticated writers, teachers, and editors. As a result, they will be extremely attractive candidates for academic positions as well as for significant publishing opportunities.

Contact Information

For questions or more information contact:

Tory Weber
Associate Director of Programs and Fellowships
The Kenyon Review
Finn House
Gambier, OH 43022

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