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Front Porch Review

Literary Magazine







We publish thoughtful, provocative fiction, poetry, essays and visual arts.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

No flash fiction or novel excerpts. It should be relevant to a general audience, compelling and thought provoking. Finally, it should contain a protagonist with a positive, articulated, universal goal (e.g., freedom from oppression) who actively struggles to achieve that goal, overcoming emotional obstacles in the process. We expect the protagonist’s values and beliefs to be reflected in his or her behavior, which behavior initiates conflict with other characters. Ideally, the protagonist has a significant need and is motivated by a past wound which he or she attempts to heal. By story’s end the protagonist learns something significant about human behavior.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , ,

We do not publish essays which are life stories. We do publish essays which express perspectives about topics of general, timeless interest. That is, we are not interested in essays about current events but are interested in essays about the vagaries of human behavior.


Max pieces: 5

We are interested in poems which contain vivid images, resonating voice, rich language, discernible rhythm and thoughtful messaging. An example of these attributes is Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese.


Max pieces: 4

Visual arts which elicit the comment, “How interesting!” are desired.


Max pieces: 4

Visual arts which elicit the comment, “How interesting!” are desired.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Biographical information will be requested for accepted submissions.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Mac users, please be sure that your files are readable by Windows 11.

  • Author's rights

    By submitting your work to Front Porch Review, you grant us the right to archive your work online for an indefinite period of time. You retain all other rights. Once the issue featuring your work has been published, you are free to republish your work as you wish, online and/or in print. You are also welcome to create a link to Front Porch Review from your personal Website.

  • Additional info

    We do not publish novel excerpts, memoirs, genre material, flash fiction (less than 1000 words), reviews, erotica or works which rely upon explicit language or gratuitous violence.

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    Glen Phillips