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.