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Portland Review

Literary Magazine







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.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
    279 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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  • 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: 5000

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000


Max words: 1200

Max words: 2500


Max pieces: 3


No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    For book reviews: In your cover letter and at the top of your review, please list the book title, author’s name, press name, publication date, and your name and email address.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    By submitting your work to Portland Review, you confirm that you 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. You also permit the editors of Portland Review to edit your work, within reason. Authors and artists will be contacted regarding edits prior to publication.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

279 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

16 days

Fastest response time

1236 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1977 days, 2301 days

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During 2020, we made the switch to digital publishing. We publish one new piece each week, right here on our website. Portland Review aims to: showcase a diverse spectrum of literary and artistic engagement across genres and disciplines encourage exploration and experimentation make space for diff...

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    Editor Kynna Lovin (2021-22) avatar

    Kynna Lovin (2021-22)


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    Kyndall Tiller (2021-22)

    Associate Editor

    Editor August Amoroso (2021-22) avatar

    August Amoroso (2021-22)

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Dan Chilton (2021-22) avatar

    Dan Chilton (2021-22)

    Fiction Editor

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    Stephanie Paris (2021-22)

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Jessamyn Duckwall (2021-22) avatar

    Jessamyn Duckwall (2021-22)

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Joshua Stanek (2021-22) avatar

    Joshua Stanek (2021-22)

    Poetry Editor

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    Claire Plaster (2021-22)

    Book Reviews Editor