Submission Guidelines

Porter House Review seeks previously unpublished, original works. We accept simultaneous submissions, but be sure to notify our staff as soon as possible if a work has been accepted for publication elsewhere. At Porter House Review, we are dedicated to providing financial compensation for any and all creative works accepted for publication.

 

 

Fiction

Our review seeks to publish fiction that is emotionally affecting, haunting, bizarre, and in firm control of the machinations of storytelling (e.g. character, scene, plot, and momentum). We welcome both traditional short stories, flash fiction, and other hybrid forms.

Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, paginated, and not exceed 8,000 words. Include your name, mailing address, and email address on the first page of your manuscript.

Nonfiction

We publish nonfiction that involves discovery for the reader and the writer, creating a dynamic of mutual construction through literary dialogue. Personal essays, creative nonfiction flash, memoir, and literary reportage are all welcome.

Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, paginated, and not exceed 8,000 words. Include your name, mailing address, and email address on the first page of your manuscript.

Poetry

We seek poetic works that capture experience by reinvigorating the language of the everyday, or surprising readers with novel, rarefied text. We are particularly interested in poetry that champions inventive forms and content.

Submissions should be typed, paginated, and not exceed five pages. Include your name, mailing address, and email address on the first page of your manuscript.

Visual Art

We seek to showcase artwork of all forms and mediums, including illustrations, paintings, sculpture, photography, graphic and digital works, and more.

Our review accepts visual art submissions in two categories: single artworks to pair with literary texts and series showcasing an individual artist’s work. Please specify which category you wish to be considered for by writing ART SUBMISSION or SERIES SUBMISSION in the body of your cover letter. We accept JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, and DOCX files, and prefer high-resolution images.