About Us

Mission Statement

Porter House Review is an online literary journal produced in conjunction with Texas State University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. Inspired by the legacy of Katherine Anne Porter, the journal seeks to publish bold and incisive writing that interrogates not only the complexities of the human experience, but also the prevailing social challenges of our time. In support of this mission, we seek unique perspectives from both established, award-winning authors, as well as emerging and underrepresented voices from around the world. We celebrate a wide range of literary forms and styles. We are committed to paying a competitive rate for all published work.

Editorial Staff

Executive Editor — Doug Dorst

Executive Editor — Tom Grimes

Assistant Executive Editor — Stanislav Rivkin

Assistant Executive Editor — Amanda Scott

Managing Editor — Greg Holland

Assistant Managing Editor — Brady Brickner-Wood

Business Manager — Emily Cordo

Content Editor — Kieran Reichert

Fiction Editor — Alex Kale

Nonfiction Editor — Molly Moltzen

Poetry Editor — Bobby Bolt

Reviews Editor — Will Pellett

Interviews Editor — Emily Ellison

Field Notes Editor — Clayton Bradshaw

Copy Editor — Asa Johnson

Art Editor — Dallas Klein

Podcast Editor — Rachel Spies

Public Relations Manager — Meaghan Loraas

Assistant Public Relations Manager — Taylor Kirby

Events Coordinator — Jesse Garcia

Photographer — Joshua J. Hines

Advisory Board

Our advisory board includes some of the most acclaimed writers working in contemporary literature today.

Charles D’Ambrosio

Erica Dawson

Ben Fountain

Cristina García

Tomás Q. Morín

Naomi Shihab Nye

Tim O’Brien

Luis Javier Rodriguez

Karen Russell

Evie Shockley