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Established in 1985 and recognized for “original regional coverage and literary merit” by the New York Public Library, award-winning Portland Magazine is proud to publish some of the finest short fiction, interviews, and nonfiction on the market today.

We buy First North American Serial Rights and repeat internet rights into perpetuity as part of online archiving.

All manuscripts sent to us should be thoroughly spell-checked before submission; it is the writer’s responsibility to ensure all proper nouns and any dates cited are correct as well.

In matters of style, please follow the Chicago Manual of Style (we use a comma before the conjunction in a series, as in “red, white, and blue”). Please skip only one space after a period. All names of states, months, and days should be spelled out. Contractions are fine, and spell out numbers below 10.

We pay on publication; please ensure your manuscript has your complete name, address, email, and telephone numbers.

Consider carefully before you submit your story to us, because WE CANNOT ACCEPT FOLLOW-UP SUBMISSIONS OR CHANGES, no matter how tantalizing they may seem. We must only receive the complete fact-checked and spell-checked manuscript, with nothing pending.

Our target audience is our 100,000 readers, ages 18-90. Fiction submissions should not be above 1,000 words. Nonfiction features and interviews should not be above 1,500 words.

We love extraordinary perspective, as well as fresh images. Dare to astonish our readers at Portland Magazine. We look forward to working with you.

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