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 — Cecily Parks

Assistant Executive Editor — Stanislav Rivkin

Assistant Executive Editor — Amanda Scott

Managing Editor — Molly Yingling | Bio

Assistant Managing Editor — Riley Welch | Bio

Content Editor — Brian Seward | Bio

Fiction Editor — Cameron Busby | Bio

Assistant Fiction Editor —  Charlene Caruthers | Bio

Poetry Editor — Isra Cheema | Bio

Nonfiction Editor — SG Huerta | Bio

Reviews Editor — Aaron Hand | Bio

Field Notes Editor — Michael Ndubuisi Agugom | Bio

Assistant Field Notes Editor — Jessica Bagwell | Bio

Interviews Editor — Adam McDonald | Bio

Special Projects Editor — Derrick Roberts | Bio

Art Editor — Em Fullenwider | Bio

Copy Editor — Sara Bawany | Bio

Copy Editor — Diamond Braxton | Bio

Copy Editor — Emily Rolen | Bio

Public Relations Manager — Elaina Edwards | Bio

Public Relations Manager — Cathlin Noonan | Bio

Events Coordinator — Kale Hensley

Events Coordinator — Ilza Garcia | 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