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Founded in 1979, Texas Review Press is committed to publishing books of quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scholarship. TRP currently publishes twelve to 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, the Association of University Presses, and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses.

Our History

The Texas Review Journal—Beginnings

The Beginnings of Texas Review Press

After changing the name of the journal to The Texas Review in 1979, Founding Director Dr. Paul Ruffin brought out the press’s first book, The Texas Anthology, a paperback collection of Texas poetry and photography. It was well received, so the press began publishing at least one thin book per year. This led to a long-running poetry chapbook series. As revenues increased, Texas Review Press began to publish longer books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction prose, and production steadily increased.

The Texas Review Journal Today

Today, with a staff of highly qualified editors The Texas Review enjoys an international reputation, publishing quality poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and reviews from contributors across the globe.

Joining the Texas A&M University Press Consortium

In 1997, TRP joined The Texas Book Consortium. Since then, TRP been distributed worldwide by Texas A&M University Press.

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