About Us

Founded in 1979 by Dr. Paul Ruffin, Texas Review Press is committed to publishing quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scholarship. Texas Review Press 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. We currently publish between twelve and 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.


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Our titles are distributed worldwide through the Texas Book Consortium

University Press Committee

The TRP University Press Committee serves as the editorial advisory board for the Texas Review Press. The committee serves in conjunction with the Director and the Acquiring/Managing Editor to establish editorial policies and select scholarly and literary manuscripts for publication.



Lisa Tremaine

Lisa C. Tremaine

Lisa Tremaine is a Vermont native and happy Texas transplant of 15 years. She comes to TRP from UNM Press in Albuquerque where she was the Design and Production Manager. Prior to that, she was the Senior Book Designer at UT Press in Austin. She is a photographer, painter and artist book maker and holds a Master’s degree in Art Education.

Acquisitions Editor and Managing Editor

Lisa Tremaine

Dr. J. Bruce Fuller

J. Bruce Fuller is a Louisiana native. His chapbooks include The Dissenter's Ground, Lancelot, and Flood, and his poems have appeared at The Southern Review, Crab Orchard Review, McNeese Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Louisiana Literature, among others. He has received scholarships from Bread Loaf, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry.


Dr. Paul Ruffin

Paul Ruffin was a Texas State University System Regents’ Professor and Distinguished Professor of English at SHSU. He was the founding editor of The Texas Review and founder and director of Texas Review Press. He authored two novels, five collections of short fiction, four books of essays, seven collections of poetry, and he edited and co-edited dozens of other books.

2019–2020 Interns

Mackenzie Campbell

Marilyn Comer

Bradley Ivey

Charlie Tobin

The Texas Review Press is a respected publisher, but many people are surprised to learn that the Press, like most nonprofit university presses, needs outside financial support to meet its publishing objectives. While the Press benefits from a few best-selling titles, the majority of its books are intended for specialized and regional audiences. We are committed to providing valuable resources to society, scholarship, and the academic community, but we also strive to be one of the nation’s leading literary university presses. To accomplish its goals, the Press needs your support.


Please contact Lisa Tremaine about your tax-deductible donation today!

936–294–1429 or ltremaine@shsu.edu