Front Porch is the online literary journal of Texas State University’s MFA program. Founded in 2006 by MFA students, Front Porch publishes exceptional poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, and interviews. We’re also pleased to feature a one-of-a-kind video and audio archive, which showcases celebrated authors reading and discussing their work.

At Front Porch, you will find some of the best and most renowned talents in contemporary writing published alongside promising new voices. Our editors seek out both innovative and traditional literature. In short, we’re looking for insightful and relevant writing that excels, no matter its form. Visit our submissions page, join our mailing list, or do both. We would love to hear from you.


“…there used to be front porches. And people sat there sometimes at night, talking when they wanted to talk, rocking, and not talking when they didn’t want to talk. Sometimes they just sat there and thought about things, turned things over. …the real reason, hidden underneath, might be they didn’t want people sitting like that, doing nothing, rocking, talking; that was the wrong kind of social life. People talked too much. And they had time to think. So they ran off with the porches.”

—From Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


 

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Executive Editor
Tom Grimes

Managing Editor
Jeremy Garrett

Co-Managing Editor
Jeremy Bauer

Poetry Editor
Dana Sprayberry-Thompson

Fiction Editor
Chelsea Campbell

Nonfiction Editor
Sean Rose

Webmaster
Aaron M. Fortkamp

Copy Editor
Reyes Ramirez

Interview Editor
Ben Seanor

Media Editor
Jessica Martin

Public Relations Manager
Jennifer Whalen

Book Review Editor
Jane Hawley

Readers
Cristina Chopalli
Laura Drell
Michael Kaufmann-Lynch
Stephen McIlhon
Kamron Mehrinfar
Graeme Mullen
Sara Olivares
Mary Perna
Danny Peters
Michael Pitoniak

Faculty Advisor
Steve Wilson

Founding Editors
Michael Hart
Evelyn Lauer
Josh Magnuson
Toby Peterson
Michael Wolfe

Advisory Board
Katie Angermeier
Ben Engel
Evelyn Lauer
Herpreet Singh

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All photos were taken at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, by Sameera Kapila and Herpreet Singh.

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