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River Styx

About River Styx: River Styx is a multicultural literary and arts magazine that has been publishing thoughtful yet accessible literature and art since 1975.

Contact Information:

3547 Olive Street, Suite 107

St. Louis, MO  63103

Phone: (314) 533-4541

Email: BigRiver@riverstyx.org

Web: www.riverstyx.org

Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: 5/1-11/30 Response time: 3-5 Months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0149-8851 Founded: 1975 Issues per year: 3 Distributors: Ubiquity, Armadillo & Co. Copy price: $9 Average pages: 100 Sample price (postpaid): $9 Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $20 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $25.20

Publisher’s description: River Styx embodies the best of non-profit independent literature. As an independent magazine, we earn just enough to keep publishing not trendy or politically connected work but what we love most—thoughtful yet accessible, unpredictable yet moving literature and art. We will always adhere to the lean and mean production ethic and keep the youthful energy that's made us, as Small Press Review says, “a beacon of light on which deserving voices dance.”

River Styx is committed to publishing work from new writers as well as established and award-winning writers, including three Nobel Laureates, five Pulitzer Prize winners, and eight US Poets Laureate (and counting). Work originally published in River Styx has been selected for numerous prestigious anthologies, including Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and Best New Poets.

Recent issues:

Issue #91/92 celebrates River Styx's 39th anniversary and contributors include Kim Addonzio, Ellen Bass, Stephen Dunn, Gary Fincke, Stephen Gibson, Albert Goldbarth, Janice N. Harrington, Ted Kooser, Dorianne Laux, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Alison Pelegrin, Lawrence Raab, A. E. Stallings, J. David Stevens, Robert Wrigley, and many others. Because this is a special double issues, the cost is $14 instead of the regular $9 copy price.

Issue 90, "American Odes," features odes by Michael McFee, Lucinda Roy, Charles Harper Webb, Jim Daniels, Amanda Wynn, Joseph Miller, Pamela Painter, William Trowbridge, and more, that "savor the way we speak, our accents, our dialects, and our distinctly American language." "Most of these odes are informal, American-casual. Four are formally composed. The poems range from ten lines to 118. But one trait that helps them feel American is their ambivalence and distinctive lyric crisis: besides praising the unlikely, many turn on the present in comparison to a remembered American past, often flavored with nostalgia."

Issue 89 features poetry by Gary Fincke, Chris Bullard, Jeanne Emmons, George Green, Austin MacRae, Lee Rossi, Debra Marquart, Jeffrey Bean, Claudia Cortese, Joan Murray, Brenna Lemieux, Susan de Sola, Chris Mattingly, Robert Wrigley, Judith Barrington, Mark Kraushaar, Carrie Shipers, Andrew Hudgins, Sarah Pemberton Strong, Jeff Worley, Will Wells William Trowbridge, Richard Cecil; fiction by Mark Wisniewski and Ken Harvey; a play by Carter W. Lewis; the 2013 River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest winners; art by Randy Halverson and Alice Attie; plus illustrations by Tim Foley and Meredith Nelson.


Last updated 6/26/2014