River Styx


Type Of Organization
Magazine
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 regularly publishes online, and annually to semi-annually in print.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook; Instagram; X; Threads; YouTube
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Bryan Castille
Contact Title
Managing Editor
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, audio, video, gr_novel
Recent Awards Received
Work from River Styx has appeared in recent issues of the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Poetry.
Representative Authors
Katy Chrysler, Fortunato Salazar, Clare Walla
Submissions Policy
River Styx accepts fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic stories, and art. We only accept previously unpublished work. Submissions can be sent through our portal: https://www.riverstyx.org/pages/submissions. 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
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
5 - 6 months
Author Payments
cash
Number Of Paid Staff
5
Number Of Unpaid Staff
10
Year Founded
1975
Average Print Run
N/A
Total Circulation
N/A
Paid Subscriptions
N/A
Individual
$N/A
Insitution
$N/A
Single Copy Price
$N/A
Total Number Of Issues Published
102
Back Issues Available
no
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
no
Format
perfect
Average Number Of Pages
N/A
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Please include a full bio as you would like it to appear in publication.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We have a staff of editors and readers for each genre.

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