Submissions

For Poets & Short Story Writers

No serious cultural-political media should be without poetry and short stories. We are always looking to publish local and regional prose writers. Short stories should be no more than 5,000 words. Please send your submissions along with a short bio to: houstonreviewofbooks@gmail.com

For Film & Art Exhibition Reviews

Art exhibitions and film are important mediums through which we engage with culture and politics. We would love nothing more than to debate, analyze and review new works but reviews of classic films are always welcome as well. Since there is no distinct Houston style, we ask all reviewers to follow the Chicago manual of style for all citations and references.

For both art exhibition reviews and film reviews, we suggest between 1,500-2,000 words. Please send your submissions along with a short bio to: houstonreviewofbooks@gmail.com

For Political Essays & Theory

The Houston Review of Books is a political media outlet and we want to deal with the political questions of the day – whether those questions are local, national, and/or international. Political theory can be dense so we ask that our contributors avoid unnecessary academic jargon and write for a popular audience.

Political and theoretical essays should be anywhere from 2,000 – 5,000 words, and follow the Chicago manual of style (see above). Please send your submissions along with a short bio to: houstonreviewofbooks@gmail.com

For Houston-Themed Essays

Houston has a long history of struggles that remain unwritten, and we want to embrace the totality of the city through both prose and research. Whether your essay focuses on the past or the present, we hope for well-researched submissions and can recommend writers to specific archives to dig through.

Submissions on Houston-themed essays should be 2,000 – 5,000 words and follow the Chicago manual of style (see above). Please send your submissions along with a short bio to: houstonreviewofbooks@gmail.com