The Texas Review accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, short plays, and comics/art. We accept unsolicited submissions via Submittable. Unsolicited submissions sent via email or regular mail will be deleted/recycled unread. 

Submissions for the Texas Review are currently closed. Please check back later for upcoming submission windows.

General Guidelines

Send a single short story in a fiction submission, a single essay in a nonfiction submission, or up to 5 poems in a poetry submission.

Prose (fiction and nonfiction) should be double-spaced and page numbered. Poetry should be single-spaced. All work should be submitted in a single file (Word or PDF only).


Though we curate a wide range of work reflecting contemporary poetics, we are excited to showcase poetry and hybrid forms that play, risk, and subvert form, whether through genre-crossing, language-crossing, or other ways of experiment. Submit Poetry Here


Our favorite fiction draws us into lives and situations we don’t usually see in print. We’re open to experimental fiction, flash fiction, and magical realism, but we don’t publish genre fiction. While we technically consider novella-length work, such pieces are at something of a disadvantage. Simply put: the longer it is, the more compelling it has to be. Submit Fiction Here


We consider memoir, lyric essays, literary journalism, and experimental/hybrid forms. We do not consider unsolicited scholarly essays, literary/cultural criticism, or reviews. We are especially interested in topics, perspectives, and forms that are underrepresented in publishing. When we read nonfiction we want to learn and experience something new. Submit Nonfiction Here