Blue Ash Review News & Announcements

Contest Winners

Here is the latest news from the Blue Ash Review. Stay up to date about contests, submissions, new issue releases and more. Check back often!

From UC News : Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet to Receive Honorary UC Doctorate

Check out this recent article about Natasha Trethewey, who will be awarded UC’s highest honor at the Dec. 10 Commencement ceremony.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey will receive an honorary doctorate during the University of Cincinnati’s Commencement ceremony Dec. 10. A U.S. Poet Laureate, Trethewey will be presented an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts.


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The print edition of Volume 23 of the Blue Ash Review, featuring our 2015 college and high school writing contest winners, and poetry by and an interview with Michael Henson, is now available. Contact Rhonda Pettit at or visit our campus to obtain a copy.

Check out the latest edition of the Blue Ash Review

Congratulations to our 2016 Poetry and Song Writing Contest winners in both the college and high school contests:

College Contest (Robert Murdock, judge)

1st Place – Marie Hopkins, “treading in stagnant waters”

2nd Place – Marie Hopkins, “honesty, in its forms of deception”

3rd Place College – Andrew Wood, “Rainy Sister”

High School Contest
(Claudia Skutar, judge)

1st Place – Cara Kirkpatrick, Summit Country Day, “mare ingenii”

2nd Place – Kai Dallalio, DePaul Cristo Rey, “Instructions on How to Be a Teenager”

3rd Place – Carter Nowak, Covington Latin, “The Lion”

HM – Lilly Gieseke, Summit Country Day, “Night and Day”

Song Writing Contest
(Kevin Oberlin, judge)

1st Place – Sophie Ortiz, Summit Country Day, “Benign”

2nd Place – Brian Lee, UCBA, “Devil’s Saturday”

3rd Place – Brandon Rieger, UC, “Lost Not Found”

Thank you to WILLIS MUSIC for co-sponsoring the song writing contest!

Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2015 UC Blue Ash Scary Story Contest Winners!

1st place: "Not You" by Taylor Morgan
2nd place: "Doppelgänger" by Madison Holden
3rd place: "Slowly, but Quickly" by Jacob Campbell

Here is the 1st place winning story “Not You” by Taylor Morgan

Contact Information

Rhonda Pettit
Phone: (513) 745-8319