New Ohio Review is a national literary journal produced by Ohio University’s Creative Writing Program. Now in its tenth year, NOR has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and support from the Ohio Arts Council. Work from its pages consistently appears in the Best American series and the annual Pushcart anthology.

Beginning in June 2018, newohioreview.org is the place for exclusive, original online projects, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, audio, and video.

Our print issues appear in the fall and spring. Visit our official website here.

Editor: David Wanczyk

Managing Editor: Tom Tiberio

Assistant Editors: Hugh Martin and Melanie Ritzenthaler

Online Editors: Emily Griffith (2018 summer exclusive), Caitlin Morgan (2018 winter exclusive), Chase Campbell (2019 Blues Exclusive, 2019 Summer Exclusive)

Art Editor: Caitlin Morgan (2018 winter exclusive), Chase Campbell (2019 Blues Exclusive, 2019 Summer Exclusive)

Story illustrations for Winter 2018 collection: Courtney Bennett, Elizabeth Boch, and Emma Hamilton.

Story illustrations for 2019 popup collection: Jeff Kallet and Holly McCoy

Story illustrations for 2019 Summer Exclusive: Madara Mason, Yan Sun, Courtney Bennett, Elizabeth Boch

Mara Mason is a visual artist living in Alaska. More of her work can be found on her Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/madaramasonart/, or on her website, at https://www.madaramason.com/.

Jeff Kallet is a marketing associate for Ohio University Press and an artist. More of his work can be found at https://www.flickr.com/people/kallet-art/

Holly McCoy is an undergraduate Studio Art Major at Ohio University. More of her work can be found on her website, https://hollymccoy.wixsite.com/mysite, and on her Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/hollysuem/

Courtney Bennett hails from St. Joseph, MI, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling at the Art Institute of Chicago. When she is not covered in paint, Courtney also enjoys bad puns, hairless cats, and playing the cello. More of her work can be found at https://www.instagram.com/c.artney/

Emma Hamilton, from Piqua, OH, is a multimedia design student at Ohio University. She began painting in high school and now focuses primarily on acrylic and watercolor. Her work is featured at https://www.instagram.com/emmahamiltonart

Elizabeth Boch is a recent BFA Studio Art graduate with roots in Northeastern Ohio. She is now living/creating/plotting in Philadelphia, PA.  Her work can be found at www.elizabethboch.com.

Cover image and story illustrations for Summer 2018 collection: Devan Murphy

(The illustrations for “Wings of Wind” and “At the Edge of Everything,” titled “Death too Much” and “Signpost,” were previously published on estheticapostle.com; images within the stories “A Non-Orientable Surface” and “At the Edge of Everything”–“Baptism” and “Honeycomb”–were also published on that site.)

If you need to contact us, we can be reached at noreditors@ohio.edu.


New Ohio Review publishes print issues every fall and spring. To receive future print issues of NOR, please subscribe. To order securely online: click here.

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For those interested in having their work considered for the print editions of NOR (and future online ventures), submission periods are September 15th to December 15th and January 15th to April 15th.

We accept poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.

Our Contest runs annually from January 15th to April 15th. Contest entries have a $20 reading fee with an included one-year subscription.

Subscribers can submit year-round, and there is a subscribe-and-submit option available on our submittable page.

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