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 was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami. She 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, VCCA, the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her work is noted in The Best American Essays and appears in Ploughshares, the Guardian, The Sun, and The Southern Review, 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.

Little-Margaree-PhotoMargaree Little’s first book, Rest, is forthcoming from Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, New England Review, The Missouri Review, and The Southern Review, and her book reviews appear in Kenyon Review Online. She is the recipient of a 2013 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, as well as fellowships and awards from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She earned her MFA at Warren Wilson College. Originally from Rhode Island, she now lives in Tucson.

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

Sign up for Our Email Newsletter