Kenyon Review Poetry Contest

The Kenyon Review, a prestigious literary publication, was founded by Roberta Teale Swartz, a well-known poet, and Gordon Keith Chalmers, the thirteenth president of Kenyon College. The Kenyon Review has become one of the most influential literary magazines in the English-speaking world.

Competition Details

Introduction: The Kenyon Review hosts two competitions: Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers and The Kenyon Review Poetry Contest. Winners will be announced in the late spring.

Eligibility: The competition is open to individuals worldwide who are at least 18 years old. Writers must not have published a book of poetry at the time of submission, and they are not allowed to submit work that has been previously submitted elsewhere.

Prizes: The winner of the competition will have their work published in print in The Kenyon Review. In addition, the author will receive a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Kenyon Review Writers Workshops.

Submission deadline: November 1 through November 30. 

Cost: $24

Competition Website:  Kenyon Review Poetry Contest

In addition to the Kenyon Review Poetry Contest, we also have compiled a list of 15 Poetry Contests for High School Students.


Individuals worldwide who are at least 18 years old

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November 1 to November 30

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