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 — Brady Brickner-Wood | Bio

Assistant Managing Editor — Taylor Kirby | Bio

Business Manager — Emily Cordo | Bio

Content Editor — Will Pellett | Bio

Fiction Editor — Kaitlyn Burd | Bio

Nonfiction Editor — Ben McCormick | Bio

Poetry Editor — Asa Johnson | Bio

Reviews Editor — Natalie Brown | Bio

Field Notes Editor — Frank Burch

Interviews Editor — Emily Ellison | Bio

Copy Editor — Ali Riegel | Bio

Art Editor — Caroline Frost

Podcast Editor — Rachel Spies

Public Relations Manager — Joshua J. Hines | Bio

Assistant Public Relations Manager — Stephanie Grossman

Advisory Board

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

Jamel Brinkley

Charles D’Ambrosio

Erica Dawson

Ben Fountain

Cristina García

Carmen Maria Machado

Tomás Q. Morín

Naomi Shihab Nye

Tim O’Brien

Luis Javier Rodriguez

Karen Russell

Evie Shockley