Portland Review

Publishing exceptional local and international writing and art since 1956.

In five hours we’ll be laying out some sweet, infused words to keep you in good health. Launch Reading, 5 - 7 pm, at Glyph! http://portlandreview.org/spring-2014-issue-launch-reading/

A Loving Sister, A Fighter

Nonfiction Editor Sophia Pfaff Shalmiyev reviews Inga Muscio’s ‘Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil’ in our upcoming Spring 2014 issue. “Inga Muscio reads and listens and synthesizes what I desperately need a sheet of acid to digest and still feel so unprepared to speak on with any authority.”

Spring 2014 Issue Launch Reading

Come celebrate the launch of our Spring 2014 issue with a reading by supernatural talents! Friday, June 13th, 5 - 7 pm, at Glyph!

"Harvestflies" by Joel Sherman

An excerpt of Joel Sherman’s story, “Harvestflies,” from our Winter 2014 issue. A tense story of sibling play turning traumatic, also cicadas.

Building a Writer's Portfolio

Associate Editor Missy Lacock shares valuable tips on putting together a writer’s portfolio.

Gertrude Stein's Poodle

Sarah Ann Winn’s poem, “Gertrude Stein’s Poodle,” plays with form and perspective in delightful ways. From our Winter 2014 issue.

Fall 2013 Issue Reviewed by The Review Review

We’re thrilled and honored to have our fall 2013 issue reviewed by The Review Review! We’re grateful for the hard work our staff put into the issue, and the amazing content from our contributors, and it’s great to have others enjoy that work.

Dear Lionel Shriver

Associate Editor Missy Lacock shares a few things she learned from Lionel Shriver’s ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin.’

Bill for the Second Line

RM Cooper’s flash fiction, “Bill for the Second Line,” hits on loss and the inability to let go.

Submissions Entering Summer Hibernation Mode

We’re closing down our submission manager for the summer and will reopen in the fall. Thanks for all your submissions! See our blog post for more information.