Texas Literary Journals
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Amarillo Bay
URL: http://www.amarillobay.org
Publisher: Robert Whitsitt, Independent, online
Year Founded: 1999
Description/Editorial Focus: Amarillo Bay intends to be the online literary magazine containing the finest modern literature. We seek the highest quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction written in English anywhere in the world. Our editors will consider submissions from both unpublished and established authors. We have published 4 issues per year since 1999; as a new issue comes out, the previous one joins what is now a huge on-line anthology of past issues. Currently we have “subscribers” in 27 states and 10 countries.
Publications Per Year: 4
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes 
Contact Information: 
Submission guidelines: http://www.amarillobay.org/submit/submit.htm
Robert Whitsitt, publisher and technical editor

American Letters & Commentary
URL:
amletters.org
Publisher: Department of English at The University of Texas, San Antonio
Year Founded: 1988
Description/Editorial Focus: American Letters & Commentary is an eclectic literary magazine featuring innovative and challenging writing in all forms. Each annual issue features a substantial and diverse selection of fiction, poetry, essays, translation, and critical opinion by renowned and up-and-coming writers. 
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes 
Contact Information: 
David Vance, Co-editor 
P.O. Box 830365 
San Antonio, TX 78283 
amerletters@satx.rr.com

American Literary Review 
URL: english.unt.edu/alr/
Publisher: Department of English at the University of North Texas, Denton
Year Founded: 1990
Description/Editorial Focus: Publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by writers at all stages in their careers.
Publications Per Year: Biannual
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Only through online Submission Manager 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes 
Contact Information: 
PO Box 311307
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-1307
Miroslav Penkov and Barbara Rodman, fiction editors
Bonnie Friedman, nonfiction editor
Bruce Bond and Corey Marks, poetry editors
americanliteraryreview@gmail.com

American Short Fiction
URL: www.americanshortfiction.org/
Publisher: American Short Fiction, Inc., Austin
Year Founded: 1991
Description/Editorial Focus: Nationally-circulated literary magazine. Publishes short fiction, novel excerpts, and novellas. ASF Strives to discover and publish new fiction in which transformations of language, narrative, and character occur swiftly, deftly, and unexpectedly. We are drawn to evocative language, unique subject matter, and an overall sense of immediacy. In addition to its print magazine, American Short Fiction also publishes stories (under 2000 words) online.
Publications Per Year: Triannual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes 
Contact Information: 
Rebecca Markovits & Adeena Reitberger, Editors
P.O. Box 4152
Austin, TX 78751 
editors@americanshortfiction.org

Analecta
URL: analectajournal.tumblr.com
Publisher: Senate of College Councils at University of Texas at Austin
Year Founded: 1974
Description/Editorial Focus: Analecta is the official Literary and Arts Journal at the University of Texas. An entirely student-run publication, Analecta is produced by a small group of undergraduate students committed to finding exceptional work by both undergraduate and graduate students at UT. Analecta features a manifold collection of poetry, prose (both essays and fiction), dramatic works, and visual arts.
Analecta’s mission is to produce a journal of art and literature that poignantly reflects the diversity of experience and overwhelming talent present in the UT community. Analecta is an agency of the UT Senate of College Councils.
Publications Per Year: Annually
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: N/A
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information:
analecta.ut@gmail.com

Aries: Journal of Art and Literature
URL: twuaries.wordpress.com
Publisher: Department of Languages and Literature at Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth
Year Founded: 1986
Description/Editorial Focus: Aries is an international literary magazine. Original, unpublished poetry (including poetry written in Spanish and translated), short fiction, one-act plays, black and white photography, and art are showcased in the journal.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes Contact Information: 
Aries
c/o Dr. Stacia Neeley, General Editor
Texas Wesleyan University
Department of Languages and Literature
1201 Wesleyan
Fort Worth, TX 76105-1536
Dr. Stacia Neeley
sneeley@txwes.edu

Bat City Review
URL: batcityreview.com/
Publisher: Center for Writers, Department of English University of Texas, Austin
Year Founded: 2004
Description/Editorial Focus: Publishes fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Through online Submission Manager
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes 
Contact Information: 
Bat City Review
Department of English
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station B5000
Austin, TX 78712
Jeff Bruemmer, editor
fiction@batcityreview.com

Bayousphere
URL: http://prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/BAY/Bayousphere
Publisher: The University of Houston – Clear Lake
Year Founded: 2002?
Description/Editorial Focus: The University of Houston-Clear Lake publishes Bayousphere to provide a creative outlet for its students and the community. Students enrolled in Magazine Publication produce the literary art magazine as part of the course curriculum.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Bayousphere
c/o Dr. Hunter Stephenson
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 339
Houston, TX  77058

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review
URL: www.borderlands.org/
Publisher: supported in part by The City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division
Year Founded: 1992
Description/Editorial Focus: Publishes poetry as well as reviews, essays and visual art series. We publish work of merit that exhibits social, political, geographical, historical or spiritual awareness. We are open to traditional and experimental forms.
Publications Per Year: Biannual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Ramona Cearley, Director 
PO Box 33096 
Austin, TX 78764 
borderlandspoetry@hotmail.com

Callaloo
URL: callaloo.tamu.edu
Publisher:
Year Founded: 1976
Description/Editorial Focus: Callaloo, the premier journal of arts, letters, and cultures of the African Diaspora, publishes original works by, and studies of, black writers worldwide. Recently ranked 13th in Every Writer's Resource's Top 50 Literary Magazines, the journal offers an engaging mixture of fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, drama, critical studies, and visual art. Frequent annotated bibliographies, special issues dedicated to major writers and prominent social and cultural themes, and full-color, original artwork and photography are some of the features of this highly acclaimed international showcase of arts and letters. Annual subscriptions will now include a fifth issue titled Callaloo Art
Publications Per Year: 5 times
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Through Submission Manager
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Callaloo
4212 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4212
Phone: (979) 458-3108
Fax: (979) 458-3275
callaloo@tamu.edu

Camera Obscura
URL: www.obscurajournal.com
Publisher: Sfumato Press, Addison
Year Founded: 2009
Description/Editorial Focus: Showcasing the work of both established and emerging artists, Camera Obscura Journal is a full-color volume of contemporary literature and photography, intended to be read and enjoyed, as well as displayed. The writing and photography is selected on the individual merit of each piece, creating an organic collaboration of art forms.
Publications Per Year: Semiannual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Camera Obscura
c/o Sfumato Press
PO Box 2356
Addison, TX 75001
M. E. Parker, editor in chief
editor@obscurajournal.com
obscurajournal.com
semiannual

Carcinogenic Poetry
URL: www.carcinogenicpoetry.com
Publisher: Virgogray Press, Austin
Year Founded: 2009
Description/Editorial Focus: Carcinogenic Poetry has proven to be a base for the underground and independent poets and writers who want to read poetry and get their poetry read. Since its inception in the winter of 2009, Carcinogenic Poetry has featured over 100 poets and has been visited around the world by 1000s of readers and literary enthusiasts! Carcinogenic Poetry even boasts an annual print anthology! The motto at Carcinogenic Poetry is, “The truth is to lies like cancer!”
Publications Per Year: N/A
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Michael Aaron Casares, publisher/editor 
Austin, TX 78744 
michael.aaron.casares@gmail.com

Carve Magazine
URL: carvezine.com
Publisher: Independent, Dallas
Year Founded: 2002
Description/Editorial Focus: Carve seeks to publish outstanding literary fiction and to promote the writers we publish, helping both new, emerging, and established authors reach a wider literary audience. This is achieved through sharing their stories across a variety of publication mediums: online, print, e-readers, and more.
Publications Per Year: Quarterly
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Carve Magazine
PO Box 701510
Dallas, TX 75370
Matthew Limpede, editor
managingeditor@carvezine.com
editor@carvezine.com

CCTE Studies
URL: N/A; see CCTE website: cctetexas.org/
Publisher: Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE)
Year Founded: N/A
Description/Editorial Focus: peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Publishes the best conference papers by CCTE members plus the prize-winning TCEA paper. Your subscription is part of your membership. CCTE welcomes scholarly papers, creative writing, and panels in literature and language, including linguistics, film, popular culture, rhetoric, composition, ESL, and teaching these areas. CCTE works closely with the Texas College English Association (TCEA), an affiliate of the national College English Association. TCEA provides several sessions for the annual spring conference of CCTE, and the prize-winning TCEA paper is honored with publication in CCTE Studies. TCEA also presents the Joe D. Thomas CEA Outstanding Service Award to an outstanding colleague each year.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Only
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
ccte@suanna.org

Concho River Review
URL: www.angelo.edu/dept/english_modern_languages/concho_river_review.php
Publisher: Department of English and Modern Languages at Angelo State University, San Angelo
Year Founded: 1987
Description/Editorial Focus: CRR has prided itself on publishing some of the Southwest's finest short fiction, non-fiction and poetry, submitted by both emerging and established authors. While CRR always will maintain its connection to the Southwest region and its rich culture, it now is accepting literature of the broader South.
Publications Per Year: Biannual
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Dr. Erin Ashworth-King, editor
Concho River Review
Angelo State University
ASU Station #10894
San Angelo, TX 76909-0894 
325-486-6139
crr@angelo.edu 

Dappled Things
URL: dappledthings.org
Publisher: Bernardo Aparicio, Arlington
Year Founded: 2006
Description/Editorial Focus: Dappled Things is a literary magazine dedicated to providing a space for emerging writers to engage the literary world from a Catholic perspective. The magazine is committed to quality writing that takes advantage of the religious, theological, philosophical, artistic, cultural, and literary heritage of the Catholic Church in order to inform and enrich contemporary literary culture. DT is a journal of ideas, art, and faith, publishing fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, visual art, and more.
Publications Per Year: Quarterly
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes, only through Submittable
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Bernardo Aparicio, publisher 
600 Giltin Drive 
Arlington, TX 76006 
dappledthings.aparicio@gmail.com
dappledthings.editor@gmail.com

descant
URL: descant.tcu.edu
Publisher: TCU Department of English, Fort Worth
Year Founded: N/A
Description/Editorial Focus: A forum for fiction and poetry, descant seeks high-quality work in either innovative or traditional forms. descant specifies no particular subject matter or style. 
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: N/A
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Manuscripts considered from September 1 through April 1
Contact Information: 
descant
c/o TCU Department of English
Box 297270
2850 S. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129 

The Dirty Goat
URL: www.thedirtygoat.com/index.html
Publisher: Host Publications, Austin
Year Founded: 1988
Description/Editorial Focus: Bilingual magazine featuring material from countless areas around the globe. Each issue contains poetry, prose, drama, interviews and visual art in an 8" X 10" format. 
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: No
Contact Information: 
Host Publications (Austin) 
1000 East 7th Street, Suite 201 
Austin, TX 78702 
Tel: 512-236-1290 
Fax: 512-236-1208 
Susan Lesak, director of fulfillment:
slesak@hostpublications.com 
Joe W. Bratcher III, president: 
jbratcher@hostpublications.com

The First Line
URL: www.thefirstline.com
Publisher: Blue Cubicle Press, LLC, Plano
Year Founded: 1999
Description/Editorial Focus: The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination – to help writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line is an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place. We are open to all genres. We try to make TFL as eclectic as possible.
Publications Per Year: Quarterly
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
The First Line
PO Box 250382
Plano, TX 75025-0382
David LaBounty, editor
david@thefirstline.com

Foxing Quarterly
URL: www.foxingquarterly.com
Publisher: Independent, Austin
Year Founded: 2012
Description/Editorial Focus: Foxing Quarterly: A Print-Only Creative Space for Writers and Artists. Our goal is to deliver inventive, well-cultivated nourishment to the lit, art, and print community. Our journal publishes, but is never limited to: Short Fiction, Poetry, Comics, Nonfiction, and Visual Art. The magazine has an online supplement: Fox Hunting. It is our mission to promote and support the greater literary community. Here, we’ll continue to bring focus to emerging writers and cartoonists, micro-publishers, independent bookstores, and much more.
Publications Per Year: Quarterly
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Daniel Mejia, editor
editor@foxingquarterly.com

Front Porch Journal 
URL: www.frontporchjournal.com
Publisher: MFA program, Department of English at Texas State University, San Marcos, online
Year Founded: 2006
Description/Editorial Focus: Publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, and interviews. They also feature a video and audio archive, which showcases celebrated authors reading and discussing their work. 
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Only through the online Submission Manager 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Front Porch
MFA Program
Department of English
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
frontporchjournal@gmail.com

Glass Mountain
URL: www.glassmountainmag.com
Publisher: Department of English at University of Houston, Houston
Year Founded: 2006
Description/Editorial Focus: Glass Mountain was founded when several undergraduate students at the University of Houston combined their creativity and skills to start a journal that would be the counterpart of Gulf Coast, the journal edited by graduate creative writing students at UH. We’re a national journal that accepts poetry, prose, and art!
Publications Per Year: N/A
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Glass Mountain
University of Houston
Department of English
Houston, TX 77204
glassmountaineditors@gmail.com

Gulf Coast 
URL: gulfcoastmag.org/
Publisher: Department of English at University of Houston, Houston
Year Founded: 1986
Description/Editorial Focus: Student-run, nationally-distributed journal housed within the University of Houston's English Department. The print journal comes out each April and October and also encourages fine art submissions as well as fiction, essays, poetry, interviews and reviews.
Publications Per Year: Semiannually
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Gulf Coast
Department of English
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3013
Nick Flynn, faculty editor
editors@gulfcoastmag.org

Hothouse Literary Journal
URL: uthothouse.tumblr.com
Publisher: Undergraduate English Department of the University of Texas at Austin.
Year Founded: 2011?
Description/Editorial Focus: Hothouse Literary Journal features prose, poetry, and nonfiction. The magazine is run by and features the work of University of Texas undergraduate English majors. The online version for 2012–2013 is now available on issuu.com (http://bit.ly/14MzJnv).
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Only English majors may submit.
Contact Information: 
Hothouse EIC Melissa Ragsdale
uthothouse.submissions@gmail.com
uthothouse.editor@gmail.com

Huizache
URL: www.centrovictoria.net/huizache.html
Publisher: CentroVictoria: Center for Mexican American Literature and Culture
Year Founded: 2011
Description/Editorial Focus: CentroVictoria is excited to announce its new literary magazine, Huizache, featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The magazine’s title is inspired by the huizache tree, a Texas acacia as thorny and tenacious as it is both invisible and ubiquitous, unwanted by farmers. Like its namesake, the magazine will promote fierce beauty that has been ignored. The voices in this magazine are motivated, not silenced, by harsh, unwelcoming conditions.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature
3007 North Ben Wilson Street
Victoria, TX 77901
Diana López, editor
huizache.prose@gmail.com

Illya's Honey
URL: http://www.illyashoney.com/
Publisher: Dallas Poets Community
Year Founded: 1995
Description/Editorial Focus: Publishes poetry
Publications Per Year: Biannual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: N/A 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
dpcer09@gmail.com

Iron Horse Literary Review 
URL: www.ironhorsereview.com/
Publisher: Department of English at Texas Tech University, Lubbok
Year Founded: 1999
Description/Editorial Focus: Publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photography every August, October, December, February, April, and June. Their issues feature a mix of established writers, relatively unknown regional writers, and up-and coming writers in all genres.
Publications Per Year: 6 times a year
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Only
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Iron Horse Literary Review
Texas Tech University
English Department
Mailstop 43091
Lubbock, TX 79409-3091
Lee Martin, editor
ihlr.mail@gmail.com
Phone: (806) 742-2500

The Lamar Journal of the Humanities
URL: http://dept.lamar.edu/englishandmodernlanguages/lamar%20journal%20of%20the%20humanities.htm
Publisher: College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas
Year Founded: N/A
Description/Editorial Focus: The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  Papers of interdisciplinary or general interests in the fields of literature, history, contemporary culture, and the fine arts are appropriate for submission.  Languages accepted are English, German, French, and Spanish.  Detailed studies of highly specialized topics, literary explications which do not elucidate broader historical or ideological issues and statistical essays in the social sciences are not encouraged but will be considered.  Manuscripts, normally not to exceed 6000 words, should conform to the MLA Handbook or the Chicago Manual of Style.  Two copies of the manuscript, along with return postage, should be sent to the Editors.  The Editors will also accept electronic submissions if attached as WORD documents and scanned for viruses.
Publications Per Year: 1
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: N/A
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Christine Bridges
Lamar Journal of the Humanities
Box 10023, Lamar University
Beaumont, TX 77710

Langdon Review
URL: www.tarleton.edu/langdonreview/
Publisher: Department of English at Tarleton State University, Stephenville
Year Founded: N/A
Description/Editorial Focus: Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas publishes poetry, short stories, essays, creative non-fiction, photography, and art. As a multi-disciplined journal, we hope that each issue demonstrates the diversity and varied creativity of artists who have a Texas connection. The main goal of the Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas is to provide a venue for the promotion and appreciation of the arts in Texas. We want to inform our readers about artistic endeavors that might have gone unheralded. We want to showcase writers and artists who have a Texas connection by publishing a considerable range of their work (10–12 poems by one poet; 7–8 photographs by one photographer, for example).
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: No, only proposals
Contact Information:
Dr. Marilyn Robitaille and/or Dr. Moumin Quazi
Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas
Tarleton State University
Department of English
Box T-0300, Stephenville, TX 76402
langdon@tarleton.edu
254-968-9039 (English and Languages Office)

The Mayo Review
URL: http://themayoreview.blogspot.com/
Publisher: Texas A&M University-Commerce
Year Founded:  2000
Description/Editorial Focus: Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama
Publications Per Year: annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: mayoreview@gmail.com

North Texas Review
URL: ntr.unt.edu/index.html
Publisher: University of North Texas, Denton
Year Founded: N/A
Description/Editorial Focus: North Texas Review is a yearly print publication that showcases the very best artistic and writing talent from among the UNT student body campus wide. NTR not only serves to highlight the minds and talents of students from all disciplines, but also serves to bring Art and English students together in mutual projects. NTR is published in the Spring semester of each academic year.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: N/A
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Submissions are limited to currently enrolled students.
Contact Information: 
Gwendolyn Edward, editor
ntrfiction@gmail.com

Overtime 
URL: workerswritejournal.com
Publisher: Independent?, Plano
Year Founded: 2005
Description/Editorial Focus: Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase some of the stories we receive that are a little too long for our Workers Write! series, but are worthy of publication.
Publications Per Year: Quarterly
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
David LaBounty, editor 
P.O. Box 250382 
Plano, TX 75025-0382 
overtime@workerswritejournal.com

Persona
URL: personaonline.weebly.com
Publisher: English Department at Texas State University, San Marcos
Year Founded: 1974
Description/Editorial Focus: Based in the Department of English, Persona is open to any Texas State student, graduate or undergrad. Art (photography or illustrations), poetry and prose are our interests. Our purpose is to stimulate the artistic growth of the student as well as encourage those with a creative flair to display their work.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Jordan Gass-Poore, managing editor
personatexasstate@gmail.com
Texas State University – San Marcos
Persona, Department of English
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

Quicksilver
URL: academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=55407
Publisher: University of Texas at El Paso, online
Year Founded: ?
Description/Editorial Focus: Quicksilver is a literary magazine published by students in the University of Texas at El Paso’s online MFA program. Quicksilver has many connotations, both literal – the mineral was mined in Terlingua, south of El Paso – and figurative – the word means erratic, malleable. Quicksilver also equals charged writing: the best content we can find. Quicksilver invites quality submissions of prose and poetry from emerging and established writers. 
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: YesAccepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
D. Brian Anderson, Michelle Primeau, general and fiction editors
quicksilver@utep.edu

Pulse
URL: http://dept.lamar.edu/englishandmodernlanguages/pulse/
Publisher: Department of English and Modern Languages at Lamar University, Beaumont
Year Founded: 1959
Description/Editorial Focus: Pulse is a student publication exhibiting the work of student writers and is printed at the end of each spring semester. Entries are judged by an editorial staff and award winners are selected by a panel of faculty members with cash prizes awarded in each category.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
ccepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Garry Richards, editor 
pulse59@live.com

R2: The Rice Review
URL: r2mag.rice.edu
Publisher: Department of English at Rice University, Houston
Year Founded: 2004
Description/Editorial Focus: R2: The Rice Review is the premiere undergraduate literary journal of Rice University. We are committed to publishing the best prose, poetry, creative nonfiction, and occasionals written by undergraduate students, as well as interviews with renowned authors. The journal was founded in 2004 by creative writing professor and author Justin Cronin and is published once annually, in the spring.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: N/A
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
R2 Rice Review
Department of English
6100 Main St MS-30
Houston, TX 77005

REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters
URL: regardingartsandletters.wordpress.com/
Publisher: Department of English and College of Liberal and Applied Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University
Year Founded: 1968
Description/Editorial Focus: REAL is an international creative magazine dedicated to publishing the best contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We produce two perfect-bound issues a year. Each issue is roughly 120 pages, and features quality writing from both established and emerging writers. REAL has published professional writers from all across the United States—and from Israel, China, Canada, Australia, England. Our writers have included the poets laureate of Oklahoma and Texas (Carol Hamilton, Larry Thomas), Mark Wisinewski, Ryan G. Van Cleave and fiction writers like Katrina Denza, Edmund de Chasca, Roy Kesey and Joe R. Lansdale.
Publications Per Year: Biannual
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Only through Submission Manager
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters
Stephen F. Austin State University
P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3007
reallitmag@gmail.com

Red River Review
URL: www.redriverreview.com
Publisher: Independent, online
Year Founded: 1999
Description/Editorial Focus: Our purpose has always been to publish well-crafted poetry using the best electronic means available. Our highest priority is the quality of writing. We will also post companion media pieces such as artwork, video the published poem being read by the author and other mixed media items that the editors agree are relevant. Again, our highest priority is the written word. Everything else is secondary.
Publications Per Year: Quarterly
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Only
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Bob McCranie, publisher
Info@RedRiverReview.com

Reunion: The Dallas Review
URL: www.utdallas.edu/ah/reunion
Publisher: School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas
Year Founded: 2011
Description/Editorial Focus: For over two decades, Reunion: The Dallas Review has been dedicated to finding and publishing exceptional examples of short fiction, drama, visual art, poetry, translation work, non-fiction, and interviews. You may remember Reunion by its former name, Sojourn. We have a new look and a new name, but our mission remains cultivating the arts community in Dallas, Texas, and promoting the work of talented writers and artists both locally and across the globe.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Only
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Editor, Reunion
c/o The School of Arts and Humanities
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, JO31
Richardson, TX 75080
reunion.editor@gmail.com

Rio Grande Review 
URL: academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=65211
Publisher: Creative Writing at The University of Texas at El Paso
Year Founded: 2006
Description/Editorial Focus: Non-profit bilingual publication run by students of the MFA in Creative Writing at The University of Texas at El Paso. Accepts submissions of art (all mediums): photography, experimental texts, visual poetry, etc. Animations and audio files are, naturally, only considered for our online edition.
Publications Per Year: Biannual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Rio Grande Review
University of Texas at El Paso
PMB 671. 500 W. University Ave
El Paso, Texas 79968.
(915) 747-7012.
rgreditors@gmail.com

RiverSedge
Publisher: Department of English, University of Texas Pan American
Year Founded: 1976
Description/Editorial Focus: RiverSedge is a literary journal of culture and literature with an understanding of its place in the nation. Its name reflects our specific river edge with an openness to publish writers who use English, Tex- Mex, and Spanish and who discuss border life while not excluding voices from other areas. The Rivers Edge means many things: the edge of the Americas, divided by the Rio Grande, as well as the cutting edge of creativity in language and genre. RiverSedge exists to provide an outlet for writers of excellence in the genres of creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, scriptwriting, visual art, graphic literature, and critical reviews. 
Publications Per Year:  1 or 2
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes 
Send submissions as PDF attachments to RiverSedge Managing Editor Robert Moreira: rpmoreira@utpa.edu
Contact Information:
RiverSedge
Department of English
University of Texas Pan American
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, Tx 78539
Submission guidelines: 
Dr. Philip Zwerling, Editor in Chief
Robert Moreira, Managing Editor

Sagebrush Review
URL: http://www.sagebrushreview.org/Sagebrush_Review/SBR_Home.html
Publisher: University of Texas at San Antonio
Year Founded: 2007
Description/Editorial Focus: The Sagebrush Review is a literary journal published by the students of the University of Texas at San Antonio. We accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography submissions for our annual publications. We also hold monthly open mic nights to bring our audience together. 
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Through the Submission Manager
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: N/A
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Sonya Eddy, managing editor
sagebrushreview@gmail.com

Short Story
URL: shortstoryjournal.tripod.com/Frameset/Frameset01.htm
Publisher: University of Texas at Brownsville, the State University of New York-Oneonta, and Claflin University, located in Orangeburg, South Carolina
Year Founded: 1991
Description/Editorial Focus: Short Story is an academic journal devoted exclusively to publishing the best of and about short fiction. It publishes original short stories, critical essays on many facets of the short story, book reviews of short story collections and interviews of short story authors. 
Publications Per Year: Biannual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: N/A
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Farhat Iftekharuddin, editor
Short Story Journal
Submission for Publication
1817 Marengo Street
New Orleans, LA, 70115
fif@utb.edu

Southwest Review
URL: smu.edu/southwestreview
Publisher: Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Year Founded: 1915
Description/Editorial Focus: Southwest Review is the third oldest, continuously published literary quarterly in the United States. Publishes nonfiction articles, fiction, poetry.
Publications Per Year: Quarterly
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Southwest Review
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750374
Dallas, TX 75275-0374
Willard Spiegelman, editor in chief
swr@smu.edu

Southwestern American Literature
URL: www.txstate.edu/cssw/publications/sal.html
Publisher: Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University, San Marcos
Year Founded: 1971
Description/Editorial Focus: Southwestern American Literature is a scholarly journal that includes literary criticism, fiction, poetry, and book reviews concerning the Greater Southwest. We look for crisp language, an interesting approach to material; a regional approach is desired but not required. We seek creative works that move beyond stereotype and approach the larger defining elements that, as William Faulkner noted, treat subjects central to good literature—the old verities of the human heart.
Publications Per Year: Biannual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Center for the Study of the Southwest 
Brazos Hall 
Texas State University-San Marcos 
San Marcos, TX 78666 
swpublications@txstate.edu

Story|Houston
URL: www.storyhouston.com
Publisher: Independent, Houston, online
Year Founded: 2013
Description/Editorial Focus: Story|Houston was founded to encourage and support developing writers in the Houston area and beyond. We serve the community by publishing quality literature for the general public, selecting work that appeals to a broad audience—anyone who loves a good story. Our online journal is the product of a dedicated volunteer staff, a highly credentialed editorial committee, and, most importantly, the many imaginative and talented writers who share their work with us. Readers, enjoy.
Publications Per Year: Quarterly
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Robert Cremins, senior editor

A Strange Object
URL: www.astrangeobject.com
Publisher: Independent, Austin
Year Founded: 2013
Description/Editorial Focus: A Strange Object is an independent press based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to publishing surprising, heartbreaking fiction alongside thoughtful ephemera. We're talking about fiction that haunts and inspires us—big work that engulfs, that takes risks, that bucks form, that builds warm dwellings in dark places.
Publications Per Year: N/A
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: N/A
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: N/A
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: No
Contact Information: 
hello@astrangeobject.com

Texas Poetry Calendar
URL: www.dosgatospress.org
Publisher: Dos Gatos Press, Austin
Year Founded: 2004
Description/Editorial Focus: Texas Poetry Calendar is an annual print journal in a calendar format that's now in its 17th year, printed and distributed through Dos Gatos Press, a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation organized for literary and educational purposes, seeking to make Texas-based poetry more widely available to the reading public and to support writers of poetry—especially in Texas and the Southwest.
Publications Per Year: Annual (ISSN: 1552-4698)
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information:
David Meischen, Managing Editor
Dos Gatos Press
1310 Crestwood Road
Austin, TX 78722
editors@dosgatospress.org

The Texas Review
URL: www.shsu.edu/~www_trp/index.html
Publisher: English Department at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
Year Founded: 1979
Description/Editorial Focus: An international literary journal, which features fiction, poetry, scholarship, review, and creative nonfiction. 
Publications Per Year: Biannual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
The Texas Review
English Department
Sam Houston State University
PO Box 2146
Huntsville, TX 77341-2146
Paul Ruffin, editor
eng_pdr@shsu.edu

The Thing Itself
URL: http://ttijournal.org/
Publisher: Our Lady of the Lake University
Description/Editorial Focus: Publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by writers at all stages in their careers.
Mission Statement The mission of the journal is to publish the exceptional work of those who love language, regardless of tenure, experience, or genre. We empower a community of literacy and creativity both within our university walls and in the world outside. The Thing Itself is a print and online literary journal powered by the students of Our Lady of the Lake University. Until recently, the journal exclusively published student work, but has now opened its doors to outside submissions.
Publications Per Year: annual
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Only; use the widget here: http://ttijournal.org/submit/
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes 
Contact Widget: http://ttijournal.org/contact/
Blog: http://ttijournal.org/category/blog/

TORCH: poetry, prose, and short stories by African American Women 
URL: www.torchliteraryarts.org
Publisher: Torch Literary Arts, Round Rock, online
Year Founded: 2009
Description/Editorial Focus: Torch Literary Arts is a nonprofit organization established to support and promote the work of African American women. We publish contemporary poetry, prose, and short stories by experienced and emerging writers alike. Our signature on-line journal, TORCH: poetry, prose, and short stories by African American Women has featured work by Colleen J. McElroy, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, and many more. 
Publications Per Year: Biannual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Amanda Johnston, executive director / editor
3720 Gattis School Rd 
Ste 800-197 
Round Rock, TX 78664 
admin@torchpoetry.org

Unstuck
URL: www.unstuckbooks.org
Publisher: Independent, Austin
Year Founded: 2011
Description/Editorial Focus: Unstuck is a nationally distributed literary journal based in Austin, Texas. We emphasize stories, poems, and even essays with elements of the fantastic, the futuristic, the surreal, and the strange. In our pages, you'll find everything from straight-up science fiction and fantasy to domestic realism with a twist of the improbable. Every issue of Unstuck includes a mix of established and emerging writers. Our journal is published each February in a big, heavily illustrated perfect-bound print edition. Issues are also available as e-books from online retailers like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and (beginning soon) Weightless Books.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: N/A
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: N/A

Visions International
URL: visions2010.wordpress.com
Publisher: Black Buzzard Press, Austin
Year Founded: N/A
Description/Editorial Focus: We publish well crafted exciting poetry and translations from modern poets, everywhere. Particularly interested in translations from less well known languages. for example we’ve published work from Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Faroese, Kurdish, Icelandic, Urdu, just to name a few.
Publications Per Year: N/A
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Visions International
c/o Melissa Bell
6608  7  Locks Rd.
Cabin John MD 20818
Vias.poetry@gmail.com

Voices de la Luna
URL: www.voicesdelaluna.com/
Publisher: Independent, San Antonio
Year Founded: N/A
Description/Editorial Focus: Our mission is to publish a quarterly poetry and arts magazine with international flavor and a commitment to inspire, educate, and heal community members through the arts.
Publications Per Year: Quarterly
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Through the Submission Manager
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Editorial Office
14 Morning Green
San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone & Fax: 210-698-8785

WINDHOVER: A Journal of Christian Literature
URL: undergrad.umhb.edu/english/windhover-journal
Publisher: English Department at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton
Year Founded: 1996
Description/Editorial Focus: The journal is dedicated to promoting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction that considers Christian perspectives and engages spiritual themes. Each spring the journal hosts a writers' festival, inviting their published authors and interested readers to come to campus for a weekend of workshops and presentations on the connection between faith and the arts. We are looking for writing that avoids the didactic, the melodramatic, the trite, the obvious. Eschew tricks and gimmicks. We want writing that invites rereading.
Publications Per Year: Annual
Submission Policy: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes--only through our submissions manager
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Dr. Nathaniel Hansen, editor
Windhover
UMHB Box 8008
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513
windhover@umhb.edu

Writing Texas
URL: www.writingtexas.org
Publisher: Lamar University Press
Year Founded: 2013
Description/Editorial Focus: Writing Texas publishes the best fiction, poetry, and nonfiction presented by members of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers at the TACWT annual conference; we also publish the first-place winners of the year’s TACWT student contests.
Publications Per Year: 1
Submission Policy:
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Contact Information: 
Submit and read at the TACWT Conference: http://www.tacwt.org/
Email the editors: http://www.writingtexas.org/contact-us.php