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We have almost all the winners in our 2015 competitions:

George Garrett Fiction Prize:
Jeff Jones (Moscow, Idaho)
for a novel called Love Give Us One Death

X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize:
Gwen Hart (Storm Lake, Iowa)
for The Empress of Kisses
(final judge—Beth Ann Fennelly)

Clay Reynolds Novella Prize:
Rusty Dolleman (West Paris, Maine)
for The Megabucks
(Final Judge--Clay Reynolds)

Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize:
Loueva Smith (Porter, Texas)
for Consequences of a Moonless Night
(selected by Richard Foerster)

Texas Review Press Breakthrough Poetry Prize: Texas
rile & heave by Lindsay Illich

Now accepting submissions electronically. CLICK HERE


It is with deep sadness that we must confirm the passing of our founder, chief editor, and director, Dr. Paul Ruffin on April 13, 2016. He will be sorely missed. However, Texas Review Press will continue to conduct business as usual, as Dr. Ruffin planned. We especially wish to reassure everyone on that point. Effective immediately, please change the business email address and telephone you have on file to reflect the following:


Telephone: 936-294-1992

This email and phone will reach both Kim Davis, Assistant to the Director, and Claude Wooley, Office Manager.

For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Dr. Paul Ruffin, you may donate to "The Friends of Texas Review Press." Online donations go through - select "other" to designate where the benefit goes, and type in “Friends of Texas Review Press.” You may also add that you are making a “Memorial Donation for Dr. Paul Ruffin.” Alternately, donations by check should be made out to SHSU (Please include “Friends of Texas Review Press” in the memo line), and mailed to:

Division of University Advancement
ATTN: Darlene Andrews
Sam Houston State University
P.O. Box 2537
Huntsville, TX 77341-2537