In addition to its other programming, the Ohioana Library produces both print and digital publications to help keep readers informed about literary news in Ohio.

Ohioana Quarterly

The Ohioana Quarterly was established in 1958 as a way of highlighting the books received by the Ohioana Library and providing support for Ohio authors. Published four times a year, the Quarterly features reviews of recent books, author interviews, articles about the literary and cultural arts in Ohio, and an annotated list of new books received at the library. (To see current and past issues, click here.)

Submit Books

Writers born in Ohio, writers who have lived in Ohio for three consecutive years at some point, and/or writers who are current residents of Ohio are eligible to have their books included in our collection. To submit books, please send two copies of the book to the Ohioana Library, 274 East First Avenue Suite 300, Columbus OH 43201. Each book will be annotated in the Ohioana Quarterly and will be considered for review. Because we rely on volunteer reviewers, a review is not guaranteed. The Ohioana Library does not collect e-books, audiobooks, or any other material that exists in digital-only format.

Become a Reviewer

The Ohioana Quarterly is supported by the work of volunteer reviewers. If you would like to become a reviewer, please contact for more information. 


Ohioana publishes an electronic newsletter that includes articles, book reviews, lists of books received during the previous month, and upcoming literary events around the state. Click below to see the latest issue! (To see back issues, click here.)