Redivider has shifted 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 redividerjournal.com

Redivider seeks previously unpublished works from new, emerging, and established artists and writers.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 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.

We will not consider submissions that include prejudice, racism, xenophobia, classism, sexism, ableism, fat-shaming, homophobia, gratuitous violence, etc. We reserve the right to reject such submissions outright and no longer read submissions from that author. We also reserve the right to remove content from our journal if an author is known to be harassing or abusive. 

This contest explores the porous boundaries between genres. We welcome all hybrid, genre-blurring and experimental work. Flash fiction and nonfiction, prose poetry, and poetry comics all fall in the broad spectrum of possibilities!

The Blurred Genre Contest will open for submissions from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 2019!

First Prize $500 || Second Prize $300 || Both include publication in Redivider’s Spring issue alongside a blurb from our judge.

A little about BGC 2019’s judge:

James Hannaham is a writer, performer, and visual artist. His novel Delicious Foods, which deals with human trafficking, won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was named one of Publisher’s Weekly’s top ten books of the year.

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 ask that poets send no more than five poems total, combined into a single document and submission. We are looking for new and under-published voices. Submit what you’re worried to send elsewhere. We want poems with teeth. 
We ask that poets send no more than five poems total, combined into a single document and submission. We are looking for new and under-published voices. Submit what you’re worried to send elsewhere. We want poems with teeth. 

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 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.

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.

Redivider now accepts graphic narratives and illustrated poetry. By graphic or illustrated, we mean drawn media coupled with words in a provocative form that tells a story or expresses an idea. These pieces may range from the brightly humorous to the darkly serious, and may span any number of topics, but above all should maintain a literary focus. Our goal is to publish drawn panels that enhance, challenge, and reveal the texts they accompany. Each piece should:
  • 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

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