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Go to Fiction


Click above to see a list of my short stories, essays, and humor. There are links to read the work hosted on other sites. Not all of my writing appears online and you will notice there are some stories without links. I would be happy to send writing samples if you’d like.

Go to Teaching


I started teaching while attending Graduate School in 2012, and I currently teach at SUNY Adirondack. Over the years, I have taught developmental writing, composition, intro to creative writing, and writing fiction as well as non-credit community workshops and seminars. Click above for my complete teaching CV.

Go to Editorial


This is where you can find my various writing around the web. There are links to my author pages on Pop Culture Beast, Nerd Much?, BuddyTV, and the Free George. Please check my work out, comment, share, like, whatever tickles your fancy.

If you're this far down, then you must be a little interested in what I have to say. Why not check out my blog?

About Me

I write Fiction, Humor, and Essays, but teaching creative writing and composition
pays the bills.

Joe Portes is a writer of Fiction, Humor, and Essays, as well as a Writing Instructor at SUNY Adirondack. He received a Bachelor's degree in English - Creative Writing from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2010 then a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Goddard College in 2013. He has edited The Saranac Review, The Pitkin Review, and The Free George Magazine. His fiction, interviews, articles, and movie reviews have appeared in all three of the publications he's worked on and he has had writing published in the Indianola Review and Z-Platt literary journals.

Whether it is consuming stories through various mediums -- short stories, movies, tv shows, video games, comics, etc. -- or creating my own, I love storytelling more than anything else. I studied Creative Writing as an Undergrad then specifically Fiction in Graduate school, but have always loved stories. My passion did not start with the written word as I used to not have the patience for reading; I prefered to watch movies or play video games sans critical thinking. Now I actively engage in any story I encounter, and (to the extreme annoyance of my family) I cannot passively experience something without thinking about its narrative structure or character development.

Contact Me

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in hiring me to write, edit, or teach for you. You're welcome to just say hi, rant about my horrible writing, or praise my genius as well. I will try to respond within 48 hours — sooner if I really like what you say.