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.
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Primary editor/Contact person
Jason Lee Brown
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
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.
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 We only accept previously unpublished work through Submittable or via postal mail.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.
International Poetry Contest (Deadline 5/31); Schlafly Micro-fiction Contest (Deadline 12/31) (See website for details)
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9 - 6
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