While issues of the magazine feature previously unpublished work from some of the very best established writers working today, The Kenyon Review also has a legacy of discovering and publishing significant new talent-- a legacy that includes such writers as Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Pynchon, W.S. Merwin, Ruth Stone, and many more. The Kenyon Review continues the work of pairing established and emerging talent in each upcoming issue.
Work published in The Kenyon Review is routinely anthologized in prize collections such as the Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and collected in the PEN/O. Henry award series. The Kenyon Review authors have won many of the most prestigious awards for contemporary literature, including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the Man Booker Prize, and the National Book Award. With each published issue, expect to read new work from the writers you love, and to learn about writers who will write the next generation of exceptional books.