Hog Creek Review is an online publication designed to increase the visibility of work by emerging student authors and artists enrolled at The Ohio State University at Lima. The journal is published annually at the end of each summer. Current and former students are eligible to submit.
Hog Creek Review asks for first publication rights and the right to archive accepted works on our website; all other rights revert back to the authors following publication.
Submissions of original work are accepted in the following areas: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, the academic essay, and photography.
Works may be submitted from the first class day of each Spring Semester to the last day of finals week each Spring Semester.
- Poetry: One to seven poems.
- Fiction and creative nonfiction: 25 pages maximum.
- The Academic Essay: any essay (analytical or argumentative) completed for a class at Ohio State Lima (narratives, however, should be submitted as creative nonfiction), 25 pages maximum.
- Photography: One to seven images.
All works must be entered using our Online Submissions Form. Click here to submit your work.
If you have any questions about submitting your work, please contact Doug Sutton-Ramspeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 419-995-8261.
Payment for most accepted works will be the honor and glory of publication. However, published works are eligible for the cash awards listed below.
The Arbuckle Creative Writing Awards will be selected each year from the published works in Hog Creek Review.
Poetry: 1st Place $100 , 2nd Place $50.
Prose (Fiction and Creative Nonfiction): 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $50.
The Academic Essay: the OSU-Lima Writing Center recognizes each year the top two academic essays produced on our campus. The winning works will be selected from those pieces published in Hog Creek Review.
1st Place $100 gift certificate , 2nd Place $50 gift certificate.
Art: the OSU-Lima Learning Center recognizes each year two works of art produced on our campus. The winning works will be selected from those pieces published in Hog Creek Review.
1st Place $100 gift certificate, 2nd Place $50 gift certificate.