Redivider is shifting to a digital platform! That means, if you’re submitting to us now and your work is accepted, it will appear online, on our new site launching in the fall. Click here to read more about the transition!
Redivider seeks previously unpublished works from new, emerging, and established artists and writers. We welcome general submissions year-round; however, because our campus (and much of our staff) clears out over summer, we require a nominal $3 “tip jar” fee per submission May 15 through August 30, which goes towards maintaining the journal.
All submissions must go through Submittable. No mailed or emailed submissions, please! We welcome simultaneous submissions as long as you withdraw your piece via Submittable as soon as it gets accepted elsewhere. For Fiction & Nonfiction, we consider up to 8,000 words, and for Poetry, we consider up to 5 poems, and 10 pages.
For policies regarding our contest submissions, please visit our contest page or click on the contest categories below.
We take seriously the business of considering submissions, and we promise to handle your work with respect. In return, we ask that submitters familiarize themselves with our aesthetic by visiting the archive or purchasing back issues. Please submit no more than once per six-month period unless a genre editor specifically asks for more work or encourages you to submit again and only submit to one genre at a time.
The 2018 Blurred Genre Contest is open for submissions from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 2018!
This contest explores porous genre boundaries and honors work that doesn't quite fit into a conventional submittable category. For you this means we accept anything that bends genre and sloughs off convention--from flash fiction/nonfiction to prose poetry to labeled diagrams and beyond!
First Prize $500 || Second Prize $300 || Both include publication in Redivider 16.2 alongisde a blurb from our judge.
A little about our excellent judge:
A founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a founding member of Poems While You Wait, Kathleen Rooney is the author, most recently, of the novel Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (St Martin’s Press, 2017) and The Listening Room: A Novel of Georgette & Loulou Magritte (Spork Press, 2018). With Eric Plattner, she is the co-editor of Rene Magritte: Selected Writings (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). Married to the writer, Martin Seay, she lives in Chicago and teaches at DePaul University. Her reviews and essays appear regularly in the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Chicago Magazine, and the Poetry Foundation website. Follow her @KathleenMRooney.
And the rules for the contest:
- Length Restrictions: Each entry should contain one piece and should total 1000 words or fewer. (Entries containing images should total no more than four pages.)
- Entry Fee: $8
- More about Submissions: Entrants may submit as many times as they’d like but they must pay the submission fee each time. All submissions must be the author’s original, unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are okay--just withdraw in Submittable if your piece gets picked up.
- Manuscript Specifications: Each entry must appear in its own separate file. It must not contain the author’s name or any other identifying information. All entries must go through our online submission manager.
We are looking for nonfiction submissions up to 6,000 words that feature authentic voices speaking to cultural concerns. We want fresh work: essays that play with form and exhibit creativity in their craft. Give us something we haven’t read in workshop or other lit mags and journals. We want work that challenges our readers to think, that raises awareness, and offers fresh perspectives.
We seek fiction submissions up to 8,000 words that are at once engaging, idiosyncratic, and humane. While our stories can range from the comically absurd to the understated and contemplative, we especially have a fondness for sharply drawn characters, alien but fully realized settings, and concentrated efforts to transgress the trappings of what has come to be known as “literary fiction.” Ultimately, we’re looking for stories that remind us exactly why we got wrapped up in literature in the first place.
- total 15 pages max
- incorporate the artist/author name and title of the work on the first page of the submission
- be suited for black and white printing
**Please note that Redivider prints predominantly in black and white. Color submissions will be considered for the cover, as black-and-white reprints on internal pages, and as color images on the website. We also consider black-and-white images for the cover.
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