Kennings Literary Journal

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Online, Digital, Print, Audio, Video
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Feb 14
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
About 35
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Founded under the name Hill Thoughts in 1941, Hanover College’s literary journal Kennings holds the firm mission to seek out intriguing, moving, and engaging works of poetry, fiction, and art. In recent years Kennings has published in a variety of forms: a once-a-year physical book distributed on Hanover’s campus, online “honorable mentions” and contest winners, and coming soon a read-aloud and discussion podcast to honor our roots titled Kennings: Hill Thoughts.

Tips From the Editor

We accept prose, poetry, and art submissions through the months of August 1st to February 14th. Accepted pieces will appear in our print edition of Kennings, which is published once a year in the spring. While we cannot pay contributors at this time, those who are featured in the journal will receive one complimentary copy. We aim to respond to all submissions within six months but feel free to inquire after a month.

For art and photography submissions, please submit as a high-resolution .jpg file.

Please also keep an eye out for contests on our website. 

Contact Information

Meredith Shepard, Editor in Chief
517 Ball Drive
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Last updated: Sep 26, 2023