The Russell Creek Review


The Russell Creek Review, the student literary magazine of Campbellsville University's English Department, appears annually at the end of the spring semester. It accepts submissions of poetry, short fiction, short creative non-fiction, one-act plays, black and white photography and artwork, some color photography and artwork, and occasionally, essays. The deadline for submissions varies but usually falls some time in early March. Submissions are evaluated by each spring semester's Creative Writing class (ENG 373).

Submissions should be sent to Dr. Susan A. Wright, Editor:

Carter Hall 219
UPO 933

Include the following:
Your name
Your e-mail
For electronic submissions,* please be sure to include your name in your file name.

*An electronic copy will be required for publication, regardless.



In 1900, the members of the Russell Creek Baptist Association, consisting of churches in several nearby counties, recognized a regional need for Christian higher education. In a meeting at Salem Baptist Church in Campbellsville, Kentucky, the members appointed a committee to raise funds for the building of Russell Creek Academy, which first opened its doors to students in 1907. Russell Creek Academy became Campbellsville Junior College in 1924, Campbellsville College in 1959, and then Campbellsville University in 1996.

For the 2007 issue, in honor of Campbellsville University’s centennial year, the annual literary magazine published by the English Department changed its name from Connections to The Russell Creek Review. Russell Creek itself, from its headwaters in nearby Adair County, flows northwest, deepening and widening as it gathers tributaries. In just such a way does the human mind deepen and widen as it gathers information, experience, and spirituality. Literature, the product of human minds, reflects that deepening and widening. We hope that, as our students flow outward from the headwaters of what was once the Russell Creek Academy, they too will deepen and widen, and that the words some of them have inscribed within these pages will aid later generations of students in navigating their own courses.