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 — Alejandro Sobalvarro | Bio

Assistant Managing Editor — Molly Yingling | Bio

Content Editor — Kit Cura | Bio

Fiction Editor — Sam Downs | Bio

Assistant Fiction Editor — Phoebe Houston | Bio

Poetry Editor — Bianca Pérez | Bio

Nonfiction Editor — SG Huerta | Bio

Reviews Editor — Aaron Hand | Bio

Field Notes Editor — Michael Agugom | Bio

Interviews Editor — Adam McDonald | Bio

Special Projects Editor — Emmy Newman | Bio

Art Editor — Kate Stallworth | Bio

Copy Editor — Isra Cheema | Bio

Copy Editor — Riley Welch | Bio

Public Relations Manager — Steph Grossman | Bio

Public Relations Manager — Taylor Madaffari | Bio

Events Coordinator — Chisom Ogoke | Bio

Events Coordinator — Naomi Wilson | Bio

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