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

Open for submissions during the month of September

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. Please only submit once, and only in a single genre.

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).

We cannot publish work that has already appeared on the web or elsewhere in print, or on an app, website, social media feed, or public online community. We can publish original translations if the work has previously appeared in another language, but never before in English.


Submissions that most excite us take risks and conduct experiments on meaning and making. We are open to all forms and hybridity. Submit Poetry Here


There is no length requirement, though we prefer to publish pieces that are between 3,000-6,000 words. We will consider excerpts if they can be read as standalone works. 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. Submit Nonfiction Here

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