Announcing the 2018 Issue

Portland Review is pleased to announce the 2018 issue. Our new volume features writing by Dani Burlison, Christopher Coake, William Virgil Davis, Susan DeFreitas, Christine Kitano, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Eugene Lim, Molly Patterson, Anna Joy Springer, Jenny Forrester, Jacob White, an interview with Dani Shapiro, art by Anni Wilson, and work by many more exciting authors.

To pre-order your copy of the 2018 issue, please visit our Subscribe page. The first ten people who pre-order the 2018 issue will receive an additional free book from Portland small press, Future Tense Books. For over two decades, Future Tense has published books by some of America’s most exciting emerging writers such as Chelsea Martin, Wendy C. Ortiz, Gary Lutz, Tatiana Ryckman, Chelsea Hodson, Monica Drake, and many more.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 contributors. We welcome all to join us at our 2018 launch reading on April 12th, 7-9pm at Literary Arts in downtown Portland! For updates and to RSVP, please click here. Our 2018 release readers are…

  • Dani Burlison is the author of Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories, a collection of essays which first appeared in her McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies column of the same name, and the Lady Parts series (available at Pioneers Press). She has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly, a book reviewer for Los Angeles Review and a regular contributor at Chicago Tribune, KQED Arts, The Rumpus and Made Local Magazine. Her writing can also be found at WIRED, Vice, Utne, Ploughshares, Hip Mama Magazine, Rad Dad, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Shareable, Tahoma Literary Review, Prick of the Spindle and more. She lives, teaches and writes in Santa Rosa, California.
  • Jenny Forrester’s work is published in Seattle’s City Arts Magazine, Nailed Magazine, The Literary Kitchen, Indiana Review, and Columbia Journal. She’s included in the Listen to Your Mother anthology, from Putnam. She curates the Unchaste Readers Series. Her memoir Narrow River, Wide Sky, was published by Portland’s own Hawthorne Books in 2017 and you can buy it wherever books are sold.
  • Janice Lee is the author of 3 novels: KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013) and 2 books of creative nonfiction: Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015) and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She is currently Co-Publisher of Civil Coping Mechanisms, Founder & Executive Editor of Entropy, and Assistant Editor at Fanzine. In the past, she has worked as an Editor at numerous publications and presses, including HTMLGIANT, Les Figues Press, and SUBLEVEL(with Maggie Nelson).