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Commitment to the Arts

Our Mission

River Styx cultivates contemporary literary arts in St. Louis and beyond through its magazine and community programs. As an independent publication, 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.”

Looking Forward

Our Vision

As a cornerstone of the St. Louis literary tradition and community, River Styx strives to expand our reach through the shared stories and diverse perspectives that have defined our magazine for nearly fifty years.

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