Ends on December 31, 2018$10.00 - 20.00
$10.00 - 20.00

$10 reading fee, and you'll receive the issue containing the winning stories

$20 reading fee, and you'll receive 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 102
  • 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 and publication for first-place story. Publication (including $75 publication payment) second and third place.
  • 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  • Work submitted to River Styx must be previously unpublished in print or online.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.

  • 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  • Work submitted to River Styx must be previously unpublished in print or online.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 December 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  • Work submitted to River Styx must be previously unpublished in print or online.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.

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