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Support Ohio Authors

Best of Ohio Short Stories is a compilation of 18 fantastic stories by 18 talented Ohio Best of Ohio Short Storiesauthors.

While many of the stories are up on the website for free, purchasing a book is a great way to show your support for local literature.

Purchase the book here.

We accepted submissions for Best of Ohio Short Stories from writers around the state at all experience levels. Columbus Creative Cooperative then hand-picked the best of those stories to literally bring you the best of Ohio.

This book is more than just a great read. It represents the hard work of local authors doing their best to get that work on the map. Best of Ohio Short Stories features the work of these Ohio authors: David Armstrong, Mark D. Baumgartner, Joseph Downing, Kevin Duffy, Ann Brimacombe Elliot, Scott Geisel, Justin Hanson, Maria Hummer, Brenda Layman, Kelsey Lynne, Alice G. Otto, Brad Pauquette, Brooks Rexroat, Lin Rice, Anna Scotti, Heather Sinclair Shaw, S.E. White and Sara Ross Witt.

Whether you’re coming across the book for the first time, or you’ve already read a few of the stories, we hope you’ll  choose to support the authors behind this phenomenal book and purchase a copy. We know you’ll enjoy it.

Thank you for reading local!


Support Ohio Authors-Read Local!

Time is running out to purchase a T-shirt from Outfit Good to support the Read Local CCCTShirtswithOffer (1)movement.

March 31st is the last day of our T-shirt campaign! 

If you purchase a Read Local T-shirt you may experience-

  • Kind looks from librarians
  • Head nods from Ohioans
  • High fives from local authors
  • Extreme comfort (these T-shirts are seriously soft) Click here to check them out!
  • A free book in the mail -The first 100 orders get a free copy of our Columbus: Past, Present and Future anthology

Studies have shown, these T-shirts are awesome.

Local writers need local readers. (Wherever you are!) We genuinely appreciate your support.

Click here to check out our T-shirts and support Reading Local!