Ends on December 31, 2017$10.00 - 20.00
$10.00 - 20.00
$10 reading fee for one issue, which contains the winning stories.
$20 reading fee for a one year subscription, including the winning issue.
  • Please submit up to three stories. Submit each story in a separate file (the system will allow you to upload up to three files with each submission.)
  • 500 words maximum per story.
  • Winner(s) will be published in River Styx 100.
  • All stories will be considered for publication.
  • Previously published stories, including those that have appeared on web sites, blogs, and personal home pages, are not eligible.
  • $1,500 first prize, $75 second and third prize.
Ends on January 31, 2018$2.50
$2.50
  • 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  • Work submitted to River Styx must be previously unpublished in print or online.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 less 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.

Ends on January 31, 2018$2.50
$2.50
  • 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  • Work submitted to River Styx must be previously unpublished in print or online.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 less 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.

Ends on January 31, 2018$2.50
$2.50
  • 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  • Work submitted to River Styx must be previously unpublished in print or online.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 two to four 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.

Ends on February 28, 2018$2.50 - 2.50
$2.50 - 2.50
  • This page is for all art, multimedia, or alternative media submissions.
  • Such works may include: photograph, painting, printmaking, multimedia graphics, graphic short stories, etc. 
  • Cover art is a single or two images in color. Inside art is a spread in black and white. The two are often by different artists, but can be the same depending on how a series lends itself. Your submitted work may be considered for either.
  • Work submitted to River Styx must be previously unpublished in print or online.
  • Please include a word count in your cover letter if relevant to your submission.
  • If your work is a part of a series of images, please submit up to 12 images.
  • If submitting a work such as a graphic short story or writing with corresponding images, please treat each as an individual submission.
  • 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.