Open Reading Period
Submissions open each year on April 1 and close on May 31. To submit please visit our Online Submission Manager.
Texas Review Press publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and scholarly works. We are currently open for new book project proposals, please see below for guidelines. 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 Proposals should include a title, cover letter, a short author biography, a CV/Resume, and the complete manuscript.
Fiction & General Interest Nonfiction Proposals should include a title, cover letter, table of contents, summary of the project, 2 sample chapters/stories, an estimated word count, a short author biography, and a CV/Resume. If interested, the editors will request the entire 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.
If TRP is interested in pursuing your project, it will move on to the peer-review and editorial processes.