Literarians, the Kenyon Review Fellowship is now open for applications. This seems like an awesome opportunity, rivaling the Stegner Fellowship as one of the most generous fellowships for writers in the country.

Here’s the General Information (from the KR web site):

This two-year post-graduate residential fellowship at Kenyon College offers qualified individuals time to develop as writers, teachers, and editors. Fellows will receive a $32,500 stipend, plus health benefits. Fellows are expected to:

  • Undertake a significant writing project and attend regular individual meetings with faculty mentors.
  • Teach one semester-long class per year in the English Department of Kenyon College, contingent upon departmental needs.
  • Spend approximately 15 hours per week in non-teaching semesters assisting in creative and editorial projects for The Kenyon Review and KROnline.
  • Participate in The Kenyon Review Summer Programs.
  • Participate in the cultural life of Kenyon College by regularly attending readings, lectures, presentations, and other campus activities.
And here’s what you have to do to apply by December 1, 2011:
  • A 10-15 page writing sample
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which should directly address the applicant’s teaching ability
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A project statement
  • An unofficial transcript
Keep in mind you have to already have a little teaching experience and a graduate degree, but this nevertheless seems like an awesome opportunity. Go Kenyon.
John Crowe Ransom (right) with Robie Macauley as he prepares to become editor of The Kenyon Review in 1959.