River Styx

Contest :: River Styx’s International Poetry Contest is Open!

River Styx 2021 International Poetry Contest bannerDeadline: May 31, 2021
River Styx’s International Poetry Competition is open for submissions. Judged by Adrian Matejka, the competition features a grand prize of $1,000 and publication in River Styx. Runner-ups will also be published at our standard rate. For more information and to submit, visit www.riverstyx.org/submit/poetry-contest/.

2020 River Styx Microfiction Contest Winners

River Styx Issue 103/104 coverIssue 103/104 of River Styx just hit our mailbox, bringing the winners of the 2020 River Styx Microfiction Contest with it. The winners were selected by the literary magazine’s editors. These stories must be 500 words or less.

First Place
“The Great Migration of Whales” by Michelle Kim Hall

Second Place
“Weighted Vest” by Rachel Furey

Third Place
“His Exposure” by Matthew Pitt

Honorable Mentions
“Wild Thing” by Haley Creighton
“Maybe This One” by Robert McBrearty
“On Liminality” by Marc Sheehan

River Styx – No. 103

In this issue of River Styx: poetry by Nin Andrews, Gabriella Balza, Talia Bloch, Bruce Bond, Lyn Li Che, Jeff Gundy, David Kirby, Jenna Le, Timothy Liu, Adrian Matejka, Miho Nonaka, Emily Ransdell, Erin Saxon, Troy Varvel, Kiani Yiu, and more; fiction by Winston Bribach, Michael Byers, Jack Driscoll, and Andrea L. Rogers; essays by Maura Lammers, Jennifer Murvin, and Kerry Neville.

Contest :: River Styx Extends Microfiction Contest Deadline

River Styx has extended the deadline of their Microfiction Contest from December 31 to Midnight, January 8!

River Styx 2021 Microfiction Contest BannerExtended Deadline: Midnight, January 8
River Styx offers a prize of $1,000 for a single microfiction story of 500 words or fewer. The top three stories will be published, and all stories will be considered for publication. Your choice of entry fee: $20 to receive a one-year (two issue) subscription or $15 to receive just the issue with the winning stories. Submit up to three stories per entry, maximum 500 words per story. Additional stories may be submitted with additional fees. Submissions may not be previously published either in print or online. Submit via mail or Submittable. Complete guidelines are posted at www.riverstyx.org/submit/microfiction-contest/.

Sponsor Spotlight :: River Styx

River Styx Issue 103/104 coverRiver Styx is a print literary magazine that was founded in 1975. Since their founding, they have remained a non-profit literary organization free of institutional ties. They feature thoughtful yet accessible literature and art.

Along with their biannual issues, they also host two reading series and offer online individual critiques and online workshop critiques in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. They are open to submissions year-round, but will take a few breaks during the year to catch up.

Their annual Microfiction Contest is currently accepting submissions of stories under 500 words through December 31. The winner receives $1,000 and publication. Plus, if you aren’t already a subscriber, don’t forget to sign-up for a subscription. They will be releasing issue 103/104 soon.

Stop by their listing on NewPages to learn more.

Contest :: River Styx 2021 Microfiction Contest: $1000 Prize and Publication

River Styx 2021 Microfiction Contest BannerDeadline: December 31, 2020
River Styx offers a prize of $1,000 for a single microfiction story of 500 words or fewer. The top three stories will be published, and all stories will be considered for publication. Your choice of entry fee: $20 to receive a one-year (two issue) subscription or $15 to receive just the issue with the winning stories. Submit up to three stories per entry, maximum 500 words per story. Additional stories may be submitted with additional fees. Submissions may not be previously published either in print or online. Submit via mail or Submittable. Complete guidelines are posted at www.riverstyx.org/submit/microfiction-contest/.

Contest :: River Styx Poetry Contest – $1000 Prize plus Publication

Deadline: May 31, 2020
The 2020 River Styx International Poetry Contest awards $1,000 and publication for the best poem. Lee Ann Roripaugh is this year’s final judge. $20 entry fee includes one-year subscription to River Styx, beginning with the prize-winner issue; $15 fee includes prize-winner issue only. Up to three poems per entry. Multiple entries permitted with multiple entry fees. Submit online at riverstyx.submittable.com/submit or via postal mail to River Styx Poetry Contest, 3301 Washington Ave, Suite 2C, St. Louis, MO, 63103. Deadline is May 31, 2020 (postmarked). Complete guidelines at www.riverstyx.org/submit/poetry-contest/.