Pre-order Issue 98!
Issue 98 is heading to your home at the end of this month! You won’t want to miss out on this issue full of moving poetry about fathers, Nadia Comaneci, disappointment, and more. Take a peek at the table of contents for Issue 98.
Explore the sexual tension in “Truck Manifesto” by Janelle Bassett and familial tension in “Pond Robber” by Woody Skinner, read about men and squirrels and dogs in the essays from Benjamin Busch, then enjoy the first-ever graphic story to be in an issue of River Styx! Tim Lane’s “Steve McQueen Has Vanished” follows the legend after he mysteriously vanished from the public eye and presents the story with hypnotizing art.
In this issue, you’ll also find stories about women, snakes, and music lessons by the winners of the 2017 Micro-Fiction Contest.
National Endowment for the Arts Funding
We’re excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from National Endowment for the Arts for our River Styx Reading Series at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis! We are incredibly grateful to the NEA for helping us to continue our work.
2017 Schlafly Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest Winners
We’re so excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Micro-Fiction Contest! We received more than 300 submissions this year. Of those, our editorial panel selected 71 semi-finalists, then 34 finalists before selecting the winners.
Read the winners shown here in Issue 98 of River Styx, due out this summer.
First Place: “Edifice and Artifice in Buda and Pest” by Sean Gill
Second Place: “The Snake” by John Blair
Third Place: “Music Lessons” by Eric Schlich
“In Case of Drowning” by Amy Blakemore
“My Boots” by Yael Hacohen
“What We Did Means Now” by Ethan Feuer
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