KR Associates Program

The Kenyon Review invites applications for its Associates Program

Successful applicants will gain hands-on experience in literary editing, publishing, and marketing. Participants will work directly with KR staff on a wide range of projects and initiatives, and benefit from special literary, cultural, and professional opportunities throughout the year.

This program is made possible through an initiative of the Kenyon Review, part of the mission of which is to contribute to the enrichment of the academic, cultural, and artistic life of the Kenyon College community.

Application Process

All Kenyon students are invited to apply. Please review the requirements and expectations before applying. All associates must attend a training workshop on Saturday, September 24th.

You may access the online application here.

In order to apply, you will need to create a free Submittable account, which you may do on the application site. Please use your Kenyon email address to create this account.

Note: Students who are studying abroad all year or in the fall semester only are not eligible for the 2016-17 program. Students who are studying abroad in the spring semester only are eligible to apply.

2016-17 Application Timeline

September 1 • 11:10am Cheever Room (Finn House): Informational Meeting with Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, associate editor

September 11 • 12 midnight: Applications Due.

September 20: Acceptance decisions announced via email.

September 24: Mandatory training workshop for all Associates.

Requirements and Expectations

All Kenyon Review Associates are required to:

  • Attend weekly seminars during Thursday common hour
  • Spend two hours per week at Finn House (in addition to the weekly seminar). This time is spent reading submissions and assisting with various projects and events
  • Read a minimum of eight KR submissions per week
  • Attend at least two readings each semester
  • Assist with at least one special event or project area each semester

Associates who meet these expectations receive a Letter of Completion detailing the work Associates do for KR. Associates who do not meet these expectations may not be allowed to continue in the spring semester.

What the Associates Program Offers

Hands-on Experience

KR Associates work closely with staff and interns, gaining hands-on experience in a number of editing, publishing, and programming areas including:

  • Manuscript evaluation
  • Marketing
  • Copy editing
  • Developing Web site and social media content
  • Outreach programming
  • Event planning and promotion
  • Letterpress projects

“Nuts and Bolts” Publishing Seminars

Every Thursday at common hour, Kenyon Review staff and/or outside experts conduct a series of “nuts and bolts” publishing seminars covering such subjects as:

  • Editorial philosophy
  • Evaluation of submissions
  • Copy editing
  • Print and electronic production
  • Marketing
  • Funding
  • Design

Additional Benefits

In addition, KR Associates enjoy:

  • Special contact with visiting writers and speakers
  • Free copies of the Kenyon Review
  • Impressive resume entry and opportunity for employment reference including a Letter of Completion detailing the work Associates do for KR.

Questions? Please contact Tory Weber for more information.

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