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River Styx was founded nearly forty years ago by a group of poets and musicians in St. Louis, Missouri. The triannual publishes poetry, fiction and essays alongside artwork, and releases one theme issue per year. The award-winning magazine, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and several other arts organizations, also hosts conferences, workshops, and contests for poetry and fiction.

Poetry Sought

Three to five poems, optionally on the upcoming theme. Translations welcome.

Quick Facts

  • Pays cash
  • Pays 2 copies
  • Pays with subscription
  • Simultaneous submissions OK

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Pays at least $25 per poem. Often comments on rejected manuscripts. "We like to let submitters know that a human being actually sat down and considered each piece of writing that comes over our transom." River Styx receives "1000 poems a month, 250 stories a month, and, unfortunately, almost no essays". Submit once per reading period.

Established 1975.

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