Portland Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Dear writers and artists,

Submissions for the Spring 2018 issue of the Portland Review are currently closed while we catch up on work submitted over the summer.  

We will be re-opening submissions for the upcoming issue in September. Stay tuned to our website and social media for more info. We still want to read your work and are excited to do so!

In the meantime, feel free to review our submission guidelines.

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.

We are generally looking for unique voices and publish quality writing. We also like to display the multitudes of Portland, especially those whose voices have been pushed out of the literary mainstay.

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 If one work out of a collection of poems or images needs to be withdrawn but the other works in the collection are still available, please email us with the title of the withdrawn piece and we will note it on your submission.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.

Unless the editors have solicited work from you directly, we ask all students of Portland State University's creative writing program to wait four years after graduating to submit to the Portland Review.

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.

All submissions are read between the months of September and December, so you can expect to hear back from us then.

Thank you for contributing. We look forward to reading your work!

The Editors
Portland Review