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The Resilience of Writers Who Continue to Submit

One of the most difficult aspects of writing to publish is the seemingly endless number of submissions sent out, only to be responded to with varying degrees of “sorry, try again.” We at Portland Review are inspired by and support the resilience of the writers who push through and continue to submit. When that letter or email of acceptance finally arrives, it is accompanied by elation and a renewed…

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10 Tips for Public Reading

As I finish up my first year in Portland State University’s MFA in creative writing program, I still find myself wondering how writers work up the courage to read their work to a live audience. I’ve learned that when writing for the ear, simplicity in language is easier for the brain to comprehend, as are sentence constructions that front-load the verb. Since we have evolved to rely…

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Portland Review’s Spring 2018 Reading at the IPRC

Join us as we celebrate several amazing local authors on Friday, May 18 from 7-9 pmat the Independent Publishing Resource Center, one of Portland’s coziest venues. The event will feature readings by Margaret Malone, Santi Elijah Holley, and Susan DeFreitas and is sure to be an evening of sumptuous words and gripping prose. There will be an optional but suggested donation at the door. Copies of…

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