The submissions period for the 2013 Short Fiction Contest will open on February 1st.
The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of
fiction. Submissions must be 1200 words or fewer. There is no entry fee.
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
Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Winter 2014
issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2013
Writers Workshop, June 15th-22nd, in Gambier, Ohio.
Writers must not have published a book of fiction at the time of
submission. (We define a “published book of fiction” as a novel, novella
or short story collection written by you and published by someone other
than you in print, on the web, or in ebook format.)
Stories must be no more than 1200 words in length.
One submission per entrant.
Please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.
Please do not submit work that has been previously published.
The submissions link will be active February 1st to February 28th. All
work must be submitted through our electronic system. We cannot accept
Winners will be announced in the late spring. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of any decisions regarding your work.
The contest uses Submittable as a submissions system. If you don’t have
an account with Submittable, you’ll need to create one. If you’ve used
Submittable with other submissions, you can log-in and submit with your