The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Michelle Herman




Close-Up, a novel. Columbus, Georgia: Columbus State University of Georgia Press/DLJ. Books, 2022.

Devotion: A Novel. San Francisco/New York: Outpost19, 2016.

Like A Song: Essays. San Francisco/New York: Outpost19, 2015.

A Girl’s Guide to Life, a book for children. New York: Thought Catalog Books, 2015.

Stories We Tell Ourselves: Dream Life and Seeing Things. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press (Sightline Books: The Iowa Series in Literary Nonfiction), 2013.

Dog: A Short Novel.  San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage, 2005. Paperback edition, 2006.  Italian edition, 2006. Milan: Baldini & Castoldi. Brazilian edition, 2009. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Bertrand. Reprinted in the U.S. by Outpost19, 2016.

The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005. Paperback edition, 2013.

A New and Glorious Life, stories and novellas. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1998.

Missing, a novel. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 1990. Paperback edition, 1991.

Weekly Column: “Care and Feeding,” Slate,, July 2019-

Short fiction and essays featured in a wide variety of periodicals, including Story, Conjunctions, The Southern Review, American Scholar, O the Oprah Magazine, The Sun, Ploughshares, and Redbook, and anthologized in such volumes as New York Diaries: 1609-2009 (Modern Library), Stumbling and Raging: Politically Inspired Stories (MacAdam/Cage), and American Jewish Fiction: A Century of Stories (U of Nebraska Press). Theatrical production: “Tyler and Althea,” a one-act play, Ursinus College.


Donald L. Jordan Prize for Literary Excellence, 2020

Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowships in Fiction,1989, 1999, 2020

The Best American Stories 2017, Distinguished Story

Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Nonfiction, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2016

The Best American Essays 2016, Notable Essay

Yaddo Artists’ Colony Fellow, summer 2016, summer 1990

Like A Song one of O, the Oprah Magazine’s “Ten Books to Pick Up,” April 2015

Stories We Tell Ourselves finalist for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel  Award for the Art of the Essay

The Best American Essays 2012, Notable Essay

Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowships in Creative Nonfiction ($5000), 2004 and 2009.

The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008, Notable Spiritual Writing

The Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses, Special Mention, Creative Nonfiction

The Pushcart Prize XXXI: Best of the Small Presses, Special Mention, Creative Nonfiction

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist (Autobiography/Memoir), 2006

Ohioana Award for Editorial Excellence, 2004

Greater Columbus Arts Council Grant in Fiction, 2003

MacDowell Artists’ Colony Fellowship, 1993

Hadassah/Harold U. Ribalow Award for Best Jewish Book of the Year, for Missing, 1991.

Wallace E. Stegner Fellowship (Stanford University), offered 1988 (declined).

James Michener Fellowship, the Copernicus Society of America, 1987.

National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Fiction, 1986.