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River Styx
BigRiver@riverstyx.org
  • Type of organization
    magazine
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook; Instagram; Twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Since 1975, River Styx has published an international, award-winning journal of poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and art. The magazine has consistently been one of the first to publish some of the most important writers of our time, from U.S. Poet Laureates (Howard Nemerov, Mona Van Duyn, Rita Dove, Robert Hass, and Ted Kooser), to Pulitzer Prize-Winners (Yusef Komunyakaa, Stephen Dunn, and Ted Kooser), to National Book Award Winners (Marilyn Hacker, Howard Nemerov, Lisel Mueller, Lucille Clifton, and Robert Hass), to Nobel Laureates (Derek Walcott and Czeslaw Milosz). The magazine publishes semiannually, hosts a monthly reading series, and sponsors annual contests for poetry and microfiction.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    no
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Jason Lee Brown
  • Contact title
    Editor-in-chief
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
  • Focus
    Lively, diverse, accessible literature.
  • Recent Awards Received
    Work from River Styx has appeared in recent issues of New Stories from the South and Best American Poetry.
  • Submissions policy
    River Styx accepts fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. We only accept previously unpublished work through Submittable or via postal mail. Simultaneous submissions are allowed but please inform us promptly if your piece is accepted elsewhere. Rights revert back to the author upon publication.
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    From 05 / 1 - 11 / 30
  • Reporting time
    3 - 5 months
  • Author Payments
    cash, copies, subscription
  • Contests
    International Poetry Contest (Deadline 5/31); Schlafly Micro-fiction Contest (Deadline 12/31) (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
    2
  • Number of unpaid staff
    12
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    50
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    12
  • ISSN Number
    0149-8851
  • Total Circulation
    1600
  • Paid Subscriptions
    1300
  • Individual Price
    20
  • Insitutional Price
    25.2
  • Single Copy Price
    9
  • Back Issues Available
    yes
  • Ads?
    yes
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
    yes
  • Format
    perfect
  • Dimensions
    9 - 6
  • Average Number of Pages
    100

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