Submissions


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TRP does not accept unsolicited submissions via mail or email. We only consider manuscripts submitted through Submittable to our Open Reading Period, Contests, and Series.

Open Reading Period

Submissions open each year on April 1 and close on May 31.

Guidelines and Submissions

Texas Review Press publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and scholarly works. Topics we are interested in include 20th/21st Century American Poetry, Environmental Writing, Ecopoetics, Contemporary Poetics, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Southern Literature, Southern Issues, Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas/Louisiana Literature, Texas/Louisiana History, Folklore, Cajun-Creole Studies, African-American Literature, African-American Studies, Latinx Literature, Latinx Studies, & Texas/Mexico History.

Poetry, Fiction, and General Interest Nonfiction Proposals should include a title, cover letter, a short author biography, and the complete manuscript. 

Scholarly Works Proposals should include a title, cover letter, abstract, 2 sample chapters, an estimated word count, a short author biography, and a CV/Resume. We are not interested in unrevised dissertations; dissertations should be revised for a general audience and formatted in Chicago Style. If interested, the editors will request the entire manuscript.


The X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize

$10,000

Established in 1998, The X. J. Kennedy Prize highlights one full-length collection of poetry per year. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $10,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

Submissions open each year on July 1 and close on September 30.

Submission Guidelines and List of Previous Winners

The winner of the 2020 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize is Before I Had the Word, by Brooke Sahni.


The George Garrett Fiction Prize

$1,000

Established in 1998, The George Garrett Fiction Prize highlights one book a year for excellence in a short story collection or novel. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $1,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

Submissions open each year on September 1 and close on November 30.

Guidelines, Submissions, and List of Previous Winners

The winner of the 2020 George Garrett Fiction Prize is Mixed Company, by Jenny Shank.


The Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

$500

Established in 2001, The Clay Reynolds Novella Prize highlights one book a year that excels in the novella format. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $500 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

Submissions open each year on January 1 and close on March 31.

Guidelines, Submissions, and List of Previous Winners

The winner of the 2021 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize is Catastrophe, by Deirdre Danklin.


The Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize

$500

Established in 2001, The Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize highlights one book a year that excels in the chapbook format. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $500 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

Submissions open each year on January 1 and close on March 31.

Guidelines, Submissions, and List of Previous Winners

The winner of the 2021 Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize is Selena Didn't Know Spanish Either, by Marisa Tirado.


The Sabine Series in Literature

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Series Editor: J. Bruce Fuller

The Sabine Series in Literature highlights work by authors born in or working in Eastern Texas and/or Louisiana. There are no thematic restrictions; Texas Review Press seeks the best writing possible by authors from this unique region of the American South.

Submissions open each year on April 1 and close on May 31.

Guidelines and Submissions

Books in this series:


The TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series

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Series Editor: J. Bruce Fuller

The TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series highlights a first full-length collection by emerging authors from each state in the southern U.S.

Submissions open each year on December 1 and close on February 28.

The next state will be West Virginia.

Guidelines and Submissions

Books in this series:

The Southern Poetry Anthology

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Series Editor: William Wright

The Southern Poetry Anthology highlights poetry by authors from each state in the southern U.S.

Books in this series: