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Portland Review
theportlandreview@gmail.com
  • Type of organization
    magazine
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Portland Review has been publishing exceptional prose, poetry, and art since 1956. The journal is produced by the graduate students in Portland State University’s English Department, and for over sixty years Portland Review has promoted the works of emerging writers and artists alongside the works of well-established authors. Past contributors include Kristen Arnett, Robert Crumb, Brian Doyle, Keith Flynn, Tess Gallagher, Martha Grover, Ursula K. Le Guin, Christopher Howell, Richard Hugo, David Ignatow, William Kittredge, Joanna Klink, Yusef Komunyakaa, Shayla Lawson, Margaret Malone, Ted Mathys, Valzhyna Mort, Carol Muske-Dukes, Lance Olsen, Hannah Sanghae Park, Kevin Sampsell, Peter Sears, Ed Skoog, William Stafford, Primus St. John, Brian Turner, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Matthew Zapruder.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    yes
  • If Yes, please name
    Portland State University
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Thea Prieto
  • Contact title
    Editor Instructor
  • Publishes
    fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, essays, translation
  • Focus
    The Portland Review Literary Journal has been publishing superb short prose, poetry and art since 1956. Contributors range from the celebrated to the unknown. Editors at The Review comb through thousands of submissions annually to produce a journal of exceptional quality. Our mission to promote new authors while maintaining strict editorial standards allows us to bring our readers fresh and innovative works from Oregon and around the world with every issue. The Review is published three times a year by the Portland State University Student Publications Board.
  • Recent Awards Received
    Noted in the Best American series; grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission.
  • Representative authors
    Ursula K. Le Guin, Yusef Komunyakaa, Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Submissions policy
    Portland Review accepts submissions every summer. We are interested in fiction (traditional, experimental, flash, and genre-bending stories up to 3,000 words), nonfiction (personal essays, memoir, narrative nonfiction, flash, and interviews up to 3,000 words), poetry (traditional, experimental, prose poetry, and multimedia works, with a limit of three pieces per submission), and art (we consider full-color and black and white, high-contrast images for Portland Review's print issue and website). By submitting to Portland Review, writers and artists confirm they hold full copyright on all work submitted and agree to allow Portland Review print and distribution rights for both print and online publication. All rights to the piece(s) revert to the authors and artists upon publication, although we kindly request that you credit Portland Review as the initial publisher should the piece(s) be reprinted elsewhere. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    From 07 / 1 - 9 / 30
  • Reporting time
    1 - 3 months
  • Author Payments
    copies
  • Number of paid staff
    2
  • Number of unpaid staff
    10
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    30
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    5
  • Total Circulation
    less than 1000
  • Paid Subscriptions
    50
  • Individual Price
    $18 for a two-year subscription
  • Insitutional Price
    $18 for a two-year subscription
  • Single Copy Price
    $16
  • Back Issues Available
    yes
  • Ads?
    no
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
    yes
  • If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published?
    5%
  • Format
    perfect
  • Dimensions
    9.25 - 7.5
  • Average Number of Pages
    200

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