Porter House Review is an online literary journal produced in conjunction with Texas State University’s MFA program in Creative Writing.

Inspired by the legacy of Katherine Anne Porter, the journal seeks to publish bold and incisive writing that interrogates not only the complexities of the human experience, but also the prevailing social challenges of our time. In support of this mission, we seek unique perspectives from both established, award-winning authors, as well as emerging and underrepresented voices from around the world. We celebrate a wide range of literary forms and styles. We are committed to paying a competitive rate for all published work.


Our Advisory Board includes: Charles D'Ambrosio, Erica Dawson, Ben Fountain, Cristina García, Tomás Q. Morín, Naomi Shihab Nye, Tim O'Brien, Luis Javier Rodriguez, Karen Russell, and Evie Shockley

Ends on August 1, 2019

Porter House Review is building a digital portfolio of artwork to accompany its written content. We are looking to build a repository of artwork from a pool of talented artists from which we will regularly choose pieces to pair with written work. Our aesthetic ranges from expressionistic to naturalistic to experimental styles, but primarily we are looking for artwork that will reproduce well online. If your work is chosen for publication, we ask that you grant us the right to post your artwork on our website, as well as social media promotions. 

To submit, please include the following:

  • 1-5 pieces of your choosing (as JPEGs) or a PDF of selected portfolio pieces
  • A 100-word artist’s statement about the work, written in third person
  • A 50-word bio
  • A link to your website and/or social media handles

Please upload 72dpi JPEGs, sized at a maximum of 1200 pixels on the longest side. Label the images: 01_LastNameFirstName.jpg. (number dependent on number of images submitted). Landscape format works best. If you’re submitting a painted/mixed media piece, please crop the image to the canvas as best as possible with indirect or natural lighting to avoid glare. 

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Porter House Review is currently accepting submissions for artwork to accompany its written content. Our aesthetic ranges from expressionistic to naturalistic to experimental styles, but primarily we are looking for artwork that will reproduce well online. If your work is chosen for publication, we ask that you grant us the right to post your artwork on our website, as well as social media promotions.

To submit, please include the following:

  • 1-5 pieces of your choosing
  • A 100-word artist’s statement about the work, written in third person
  • A 50-word bio
  • A link to your website and/or social media handles

Please upload 72dpi JPEGs, sized at a maximum of 1200 pixels on the longest side. Label the images: 01_LastNameFirstName.jpg. (number dependent on number of images submitted). Landscape format works best. If you’re submitting a painted/mixed media piece, please crop the image to the canvas as best as possible with indirect or natural lighting to avoid glare. 

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Ends on August 1, 2019

Porter House Review is seeking submissions for photography for online publication. Our aesthetic preferences range from documentary and street photography, fine art photography, and experimental photography. Chosen photos will be paired with written content. We also ask that you grant us the right to include your work in our social media promotions.

To submit, please include the following:

  • 1-5 photos of your choosing
  • A 100-word artist’s statement about the work, written in third person
  • A 50-word bio
  • A link to your website and/or social media handles

Please upload 72dpi JPEGs, sized at a maximum of 1200 pixels on the longest side. Label the images: 01_LastNameFirstName.jpg. (number dependent on number of images submitted). Landscape format works best.  

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Ends on August 1, 2019

Porter House Review is seeking mixed media submissions for online publication. Our aesthetic preferences range from expressionistic to naturalistic to the experimental. This category especially welcomes forms that incorporate various visual mediums and styles. Chosen works will be paired with written content. We also ask that you grant us the right to include your work in our social media promotions.

To submit, please include the following:

  • 1-5 works of your choosing
  • A 100-word artist’s statement about the work, written in third person
  • A 50-word bio
  • A link to your website and/or social media handles

Please upload 72dpi JPEGs, sized at a maximum of 1200 pixels on the longest side. Label the images: 01_LastNameFirstName.jpg. (number dependent on number of images submitted). Landscape format works best. 

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Porter House Review