Redivider can now be found at redivider.emerson.edu.
*We are currently reading for our Spring 21.2 issue. Our fiction and poetry submission portals are currently closed while our editorial team works to process our queue over winter break. Submissions will reopen January 1.*
Redivider is operated by the MFA and MA students of the Writing, Literature & Publishing Department at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. We currently publish online twice per year, as well as a yearly Blurred Genre summer mini issue.
Redivider seeks previously unpublished works from emerging or established authors and artists. We are excited to publish underrepresented voices as well as “offbeat” texts, art, and hybrid works that may not be welcomed at other journals. Please see each division’s guidelines below, and on our website for more specific preferences. We do not publish work from current Emerson College students, faculty, or staff.
We will not consider submissions that endorse prejudice, racism, xenophobia, classism, sexism, ableism, fat-shaming, homophobia, or gratuitous violence. We reserve the right to reject such submissions outright and reject further submissions from the author. We also reserve the right to remove content from our journal if an author is known to be harassing or abusive.
Please submit your work through this Submittable page only. Redivider will not accept work through email or USPS. We welcome simultaneous submissions.
Authors will receive a contract upon acceptance. Redivider requests first serial rights, and all rights revert back to the author upon publication. Authors retain copyright to their work published in Redivider. If the work is later republished, we request that you note its initial publication in Redivider. We also request the right, with author permission, to use your work for promotional purposes.
Redivider is currently a paying market. We pay contributors on a sliding scale from $25 to $40, based on word count, per piece published.
Word count: 6,000 words or less
Please submit a single piece of nonfiction personal essay or memoir to this category. Texts should be double-spaced in 12pt Times New Roman or a similar serif typeface. Journalistic works, criticism and commentary, and texts containing substantial background research should be submitted under Nonfiction.
Word count: 8,000 words or less
Please submit a single piece of cultural commentary/critique. We accept both casual and academic-style manuscripts for this genre. These may be essays regarding US or non-US culture. Essays in translation are also welcome. Texts should be double-spaced in 12pt Times New Roman or a similar serif typeface.
Memoirs and personal essays should be submitted under that category.
Image count: 6 images or less
Please submit here to be considered for Redivider's digital cover art for our spring 2023 issue. Art submissions can be uploaded as six separate attachments in one submission or, preferably, in a single .ZIP file—please do not send multiple submissions. Please save original images for each piece as a separate .TIF file no larger than 6 x 9 inches and at a resolution of 600dpi for line art and 300 dpi for all others. If your piece is chosen for the cover, you may be contacted for a larger file. Digital submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered. Please email us with questions or for alternate submission methods.
Redivider pays $200, including exclusive digital rights, for cover art.