River Styx is taking a brief hiatus during our editorial transition and will reopen submissions soon. Please check back in a month. 

If you have a submission pending with us, know that it will still be considered and that we look forward to reading it.
Ends on March 28, 2017
Ends on April 30, 2017$20.00
  • 2017 judge is Carl Phillips.
  • $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription.
  • Send up to three poems per submission. Please include all poems in a single document.
  • Please do not include name or contact info in the document file.
  • Results will be posted on the River Styx website in July.
  • First, second, and third place winners and honorable mentions will be included in the winter 2017 issue.
  • All poems will be considered for publication.
  • Previously published poems, including those that have appeared on websites, blogs, and personal home pages, are not eligible.
  • Though submissions are anonymous, the judge will remove from consideration any entries he recognizes as having been written by poets with whom he has worked or studied.