TRP: The University Press of SHSU

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Founded in 1979 by Dr. Paul Ruffin, TRP 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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If Yes, Please Name
Sam Houston State University
Primary Editor/Contact Person
J. Bruce Fuller
Contact Title
Contact Email
fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Recent Awards Received
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Louisiana Writer Award Summerlee Book Prize Texas Institute of Letters Literary Award
Submissions Policy
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. CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize (Jan. - Mar.) | $1,000 advance The Clay Reynolds Novella Prize (Jan. - Mar.) | $1,000 advance Open Reading Period (Apr. ) The Sabine Series in Literature (Apr.) The X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize (Jul. - Sep.) | $10,000 advance + Residency at Vermont Studio Center The George Garrett Fiction Prize (Jul. - Sep.) | $2,000 advance The TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series (Dec. - Mar.)
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Reporting Time
4 - 6 months
Author Payments
royalties, cash, copies
X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize George Garrett Fiction Prize Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize Clay Reynolds Novella Prize
Number Of Paid Staff
Year Founded
Texas Book Consortium - Texas A&M University Press
Texas Book Consortium - Texas A&M University Press
ISBN Number
Number Of Books Published Per Year
Titles In Print
over 300
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
Printed as paperback
Average Price Per Book
Average Price Per E-Book