Submissions are open year-round on a rolling basis, though the deadline for consideration in the 2016 issue is Oct. 16, 2015.
There are several categories below from which to choose; please choose the correct category for the type of work you want to submit.
Visual submissions should be CMYK, 300 DPI or higher, and saved as preferably TIFF files, although JPG/JPEG and PNG files are also accepted.
GALLERY SHOW: All pieces selected for publication are eligible for display a winter gallery show. Students may sell their works at this exhibition.
Written submission submissions should be saved as Doc or DocX files. There is no word limit on submissions, but submissions may be edited for length for publication in the printed journal.
For audio submissions, MP3 and WAV files are accepted, and there is no time limit. For video and animation submissions, MOV, MP4 and AVI files are accepted, and there is no time limit.
For further information or if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you build it (or design its interior), this is the category for you.
Does it belong on stage? Then it belongs in this category.
If you can wear it or drape it, chances are it'll fall into this category.
You built it with your own two hands? We want to see it.
For those of you who brush on oil, acrylic, ink, or who prefer to carve your art.
Whether you illustrate and draw by hand, by computer or some combination of the two, we want to see your work.
Comic strips, political cartoons and everything in between fall into this category. If you tell a story in sequence through your art, this is your category.
Portrait, fashion, documentary, landscape, still-life, photojournalism ... if it's a still image shot with a camera, this is the category for you.
Size limit: 2,000 words
As long as it happened, it works. News articles, sure. Personal essays, absolutely. It’s been said that truth is stranger than fiction, so tell us your story. Give us the nutshell that holds your most telling moments, whether they be honest-to-God tragic or downright laughable.
Size limit: 800-900 words
There is an art to reviews and opinion that go underappreciated. It’s persuasive, intelligent and critical.
Size limit: 2,000 words
This is where your neighbor moonlights as superhero. This is where the nerd not only gets the girl but also wins the lottery. This is where (almost) anything goes. Whether its genre fiction or not, this is for the stories you dreamt up and spun into words.
Size limit: 800 words
Got a story that’s too short to be called a short story? Maybe it’s flash fiction and maybe it would be perfect for the premiere issue of Port City Review. As a great someone once said: “Tell them what you're gonna tell them, tell them, tell them what you told ‘em.” This does NOT apply here; this is writing done quick and clean.
Size limit: 500 words
Somewhere between the cleverest fortune cookies and the Homeric epics is your poetry. Regardless of style or form, we want to experience your existential musings and unique observations. And we cannot stress this enough: it doesn’t need to rhyme.