Ends on May 31, 2019$15.00 - 20.00
$15.00 - 20.00

Our 2019 judge is Oliver de la Paz

First prize is $1,500 plus publication in River Styx Issue 103

  • Submit up to three poems per entry, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.
  • Additional poems may be submitted in a separate submission with additional entry fee.
  • Include name and address on the cover letter only. Please do not include that info on the manuscript pages.
  • Previously published poems, including those that have appeared on social media, websites, blogs, and personal home pages, are not eligible.
  • The judge will remove from consideration any entries he recognizes as having been written by poets with whom he has worked or studied.
  • Choose your entry fee: $15 or $20.  With the $20 entry fee, you will receive a one-year subscription (Issues 103 and 104). With the $15 entry fee, you will receive only Issue 103.
  • Contest results will be announced in September 2019.
  • First-, second-, and third-place winners will all be published in Issue 103.
  • All contest submissions will be considered for publication.
  • THIS PAGE IS FOR FICTION ONLY. 
  • Work submitted to River Styx must be previously unpublished in print or online.
  • Please include a word count in your cover letter.
  • If your work is fewer than 500 words, feel free to send up to three pieces.
  • We will read simultaneous submissions, but ask that you inform us of such and notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Expect three to five months for a decision. Please do not query us or send another manuscript until five months have passed. 

 

  • THIS PAGE IS FOR NONFICTION ONLY. 
  • Work submitted to River Styx must be previously unpublished in print or online.
  • Please include a word count in your cover letter.
  • If your work is fewer than 500 words, feel free to send up to three pieces.
  • We will read simultaneous submissions, but ask that you inform us of such and notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Expect three to five months for a decision. Please do not query us or send another manuscript until five months have passed. 

 

  • THIS PAGE IS FOR POETRY ONLY. 
  • Work submitted to River Styx must be previously unpublished in print or online.
  • Please include a cover letter with a brief bio.
  • Send up to five poems per submission.
  • Translations are welcome if permission has been granted from owner of copyright.
  • We will read simultaneous submissions, but ask that you inform us of such and notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Expect three to five months for a decision. Please do not query us or send another manuscript until five months have passed.

 

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