Open Reading Period

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Submissions open each year on April 1 and close on April 30.

Submissions cap at 300.

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Submission Guidelines

TRP 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.