KR Associates Program

The Kenyon Review invites applications for its Associates Program

Kenyon Review Associates gain hands-on experience in literary editing, publishing, and marketing. Participants 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.

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Application Process

All Kenyon students are invited to apply*. Please review the requirements and expectations before applying.

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.

*Students who are studying abroad all year or in the fall semester only are not eligible to apply for the 2019-20 program. Students who are studying abroad in the spring semester only are eligible to apply.

2019-20 Application Timeline

September 5; 11:10 a.m. Cheever Room (Finn House): Informational Meeting with David Lynn

September 12; 11:59 p.m.: Applications due

September 25: Acceptance decisions announced via email

September 28: Mandatory Saturday training workshop for all Associates

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Requirements and Expectations

All Kenyon Review Associates are required to:

  • Attend regular seminars
  • Spend approximately two hours per week (in addition to the weekly seminar) 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 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
  • Other creative and editorial projects

“Nuts and Bolts” Publishing Seminars

KR Associates attend regular seminars conducted by Kenyon Review staff, visiting readers, and outside experts. These seminars cover a wide range of topics related to the field of publishing such as:

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

Additional Benefits

In addition, KR Associates enjoy:

  • Exclusive access to visiting writers and speakers
  • Free copies of the Kenyon Review
  • Valuable work experience and employment references

Questions? Please contact Tory Weber for more information.