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 May 1, 2019$3.00
$3.00

Our review seeks to publish fiction that is emotionally affecting, haunting, bizarre, and in firm control of the machinations of storytelling (e.g. character, scene, plot, and momentum). We welcome both traditional short stories, flash fiction, and other hybrid forms.

To submit to our fiction category, please follow these guidelines:

  • Limit your submissions to 8,000 words or less (per $3.00 reading fee).
  • Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, paginated. 
  • Include your name, mailing address, and email address on the first page of your manuscript.
  • Please do not submit work that has been previously published.
  • All work must be submitted through our Submittable portal. We cannot accept paper or emailed submissions.

All submitted works will be considered for publication. Porter House Review is dedicated to paying all of our featured writers for accepted works.     

Ends on May 1, 2019$3.00
$3.00

We seek poetic works that capture experience by reinvigorating the language of the everyday, or surprising readers with novel, rarefied text. We are particularly interested in poetry that champions inventive forms and content.

To submit to our poetry category, please follow these guidelines:

  • Limit your submissions to 5 pages or less (per $3.00 reading fee).
  • Submissions should be typed and paginated. 
  • Include your name, mailing address, and email address on the first page of your manuscript.
  • Please do not submit work that has been previously published.
  • All work must be submitted through our Submittable portal. We cannot accept paper or emailed submissions.

All submitted works will be considered for publication. Porter House Review is dedicated to paying all of our featured writers for accepted works.   

Ends on May 1, 2019$3.00
$3.00

We publish nonfiction that involves discovery for the reader and the writer, creating a dynamic of mutual construction through literary dialogue. Personal essays, creative nonfiction flash, memoir, and literary reportage are all welcome.

To submit to our nonfiction category, please follow these guidelines:

  • Limit your submissions to 8,000 words or less (per $3.00 reading fee).
  • Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, paginated. 
  • Include your name, mailing address, and email address on the first page of your manuscript.
  • Please do not submit work that has been previously published.
  • All work must be submitted through our Submittable portal. We cannot accept paper or emailed submissions.

All submitted works will be considered for publication. Porter House Review is dedicated to paying all of our featured writers for accepted works.     

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