Founded in 1956, Portland Review publishes prose, poetry, art, and translations reflecting a wide spectrum of aesthetic styles and voices. Produced by the graduate students in Portland State University’s English Department, Portland Review is proud to publish both established and emerging writers. We currently publish one themed print issue annually in addition to online content.

Portland Review aims to:

  • showcase a diverse spectrum of literary and artistic engagement across genres and disciplines
  • encourage exploration and experimentation
  • make space for different approaches and vantage points
  • build literary community
  • acknowledge both the rich and conflicted history of Portland, as well as its connection to the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest and beyond
  • be a platform dedicated to issues of diversity, equity, and environmental awareness.

Some of our 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.

Work we’ve published has been anthologized in places such as the Best American series, Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net, and others. We are grateful to have received previous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, and CLMP/Amazon Literary Partnerships.

To learn more about the history of the journal, please visit “On Issue One: Revisiting Portland Review’s First Edition.”

2019-20 Staff

Karina Briski
Jennifer Cie

Peter Zikos

August Amoroso
Devan Pride

Lee Ware

Jacob Roberts

Nitya Prem

Rosanna Henderson

Katie Mitchell

Sirisha Vegulla

Faculty Advisor: Janice Lee

Readers: Tara Adams, Jasmine Barber, Bruna Cucolo, Micheal Duffy, S. Lev Dumas, Sara Ernst, Grace Hansen, Ivy Knight, Dan Linn, Adrian Lyle Resquer, Faith Munoz, Bayley McComb, Dani Nicholson, Gregory Retz, Evan Stransky, Jennifer Vo-Nguyen, Samuel Willhalm, and Courtney Young.

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If you have any additional questions or inquiries, please contact us at editor@portlandreview.org. Note we only accept submissions via our Submittable page. All unsolicited submissions sent by post or email will be deleted unread.