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About New Texas

Texas is the interim space of myth creation and hard reality, a reality as tough and unforgiving as the rock itself. The two go together, however, myth creation and reality, for one creates the possibilities of the other.
It also brings to mind what actually became of it in the likes of such guitarists as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robert Johnson.
Texas is in fact at yet another crossroads, like the one John Graves faced when the Brazos River was to be damned off, closing off history and the water when he wrote Goodbye to a River and changed the course himself.
Texas remains a testing ground between nature and human creation that lets none of its own pass easily by without some kind of reshaping or transfiguration.
This is the border where Alpine and West Texas lie, where New Texas is published, in the high mountains of Texas away from the cities and in nature where there is the “Big Bend” towards new definition, and Alpine and Marfa existing there at that horizon.
Published by the Department of Languages and Literature at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, New Texas: A Journal of Literature and Culture, is published continually on-line at newtexassulross.org and in a vibrant annual print soft-cover issue in Spring with selected works.

Photos: Big Bend National Park

Our heritage

Texas is the interim space that forges the new definition.

This is the border of the interim space, where Alpine and West Texas lie, where New Texas is published, in the high mountains of Texas away from the cities and in nature where there is the 'Big Bend' towards new definition, and Alpine and Marfa existing there at that horizon.

Call for Submissions

New Texas accepts year around submissions of poetry, short stories, short novelettes, unpublished or soon-to-be-published excerpts, analytical articles, essays, narrative nonfiction, artwork, photography, scholarly reviews, and interviews.

A short overview of several sentences and a small biography should accompany each work.

New Texas is a peer-reviewed journal with editors and an advisory board at Sul Ross State University, Alpine.  Published by the Department of Languages and Literature at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, New Texas:  A Journal of Literature and Culture, is published continually on-line at newtexassulross.org and in a vibrant annual print soft-cover issue in Spring with selected works.

Completed works that have not been published elsewhere should be submitted to Dr. Francine Richter at frichter@sulross.edu.

For questions, contact Dr. Francine Richter frichter@sulross.edu.

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