There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Dear writers and artists,
Portland Review is currently closed for submissions.
Below are our general guidelines for all submissions. Genre specific guidelines can be found within the categories listed below.
Please include a cover letter with your submission, including the total word count. All work will be considered for publication in our upcoming print issue as well as on our website. If you would prefer to be considered for only print or only web publication, please specify in your cover letter.
All genre categories are "blind", meaning our readers will not see your name on your submission. To help guarantee an impartial review of all material, please remove any identifying information from your submitted files. An exception to this guideline can be made for nonfiction pieces in which identification of the author is necessary. In such cases, names may remain.
Portland Review accepts simultaneous submissions, but please immediately withdraw your work via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. If one work out of a collection of poems or images needs to be withdrawn but the other works in the collection are still available, please email us with the title of the withdrawn piece and we will note it on your submission.
We do not accept previously published material. You may resubmit a work we have previously rejected if the work has been significantly revised, but you must wait until the next reading period to resubmit.
Portland Review compensates all print contributors with one copy of the issue in which their work appears, and offers contributors additional copies at a discounted rate.
By submitting your work to Portland Review, you confirm that you hold full copyright on all work submitted and agree to allow Portland Review print and distribution rights for both print and online publication. You also permit the editors of Portland Review to edit your work, within reason. Authors and artists will be contacted regarding edits and distribution prior to publication.
Allow up to three months before contacting us about your submission, you should hear from us before then.
Thank you for contributing. We look forward to reading your work!