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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Founded in 1979 by Dr. Paul Ruffin, Texas Review Press is committed to publishing quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scholarship. TRP is interested in the following areas: 20th/21st Century American Poetry, Environmental Writing, Ecopoetics, Contemporary Poetics, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Southern Literature, Southern Issues, Gulf Studies, Texas/Louisiana Literature, Texas/Louisiana History, Folklore, Cajun-Creole Studies, African-American Literature, African-American Studies, Latinx Literature, Latinx Studies, & Texas/Mexico History, and the Intersection of Text and Image. TRP currently publishes sixteen titles each year. Housed at Sam Houston State University, Texas Review Press is a member of the Texas A&M Press Texas Book Consortium, and the Association of University Presses. The mission of Texas Review Press is to develop and maintain a sound and vigorous publishing program that serves the academic ends and intellectual life of Sam Houston State University and the Department of English. TRP aligns with its home institution and values: Excellence in academics, Effective in student success, Efficient in operations, Loyal to traditions, and Dedicated to innovations. As such, in addition to publishing emerging and established authors, TRP teaches students publishing arts for the benefit of the state of Texas, the region, and national and international constituents. The press publishes books in the literary and poetic fields and conducts rigorous peer review in order to maintain and promote excellence in scholarly publishing. A visible and public arm of the Department of English, TRP enhances the regional and national reputation of SHSU through outreach and dissemination of knowledge.
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Sam Houston State University
Primary Editor/Contact Person
J. Bruce Fuller
Open Reading Period Submissions open each year on April 1 and close on May 31. The X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize 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. The George Garrett Fiction Prize 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. The Clay Reynolds Novella Prize 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. The Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize 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. The Sabine Series in Literature 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. The Southern Poetry Anthology The Southern Poetry Anthology highlights poetry by authors from each state in the southern U.S. The TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series 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.
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