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Redivider seeks previously unpublished works from new, emerging, and established artists and writers.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

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REDIVIDER BEACON STREET PRIZE 2018

$1,000 prize for fiction | $1,000 for nonfiction | $1,000 for poetry 

Enter here for the 2016 Beacon Street Prize, poetry category. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Redivider 15.1. This year's poetry category features judge Khadijah Queen. Please double-check our guidelines before submitting:

GUIDELINES

  • Length Restrictions: 1 short story of 8,000 words max for fiction; 1 essay of 8,000 words max for nonfiction; three (3) poems max in a single file
  • Submission Period: March 1, 2018 through April 22, 2018
  • Submission Fee: $10 per entry
  • Multiple submissions: Entrants may submit as many times as they please, to as many categories as they please, but the entry fee must be paid separately for each entry.
  • Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If accepted for publication elsewhere, simply withdraw the piece promptly (for fiction/nonfiction using the withdraw feature on Submittable, for poetry using the notes feature on Submittable to tell us which poem(s) is unavailable).
  • Manuscript Specifications: Submissions must not contain the author’s name or any other identifying information. All entries must go through our online submission manager.
  • Eligibility: All are eligible except current and former Emerson College students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, our judges’ students, or those with a personal connection to any one judge, are asked not to submit to that judge’s category.
Ends in 3 days, 14 hours $10.00
$10.00

REDIVIDER BEACON STREET PRIZE 2018

$1,000 prize for fiction | $1,000 for nonfiction | $1,000 for poetry 

Enter here for the 2016 Beacon Street Prize, poetry category. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Redivider 15.1. This year's nonfiction category features judge Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib. Please double-check our guidelines before submitting:

GUIDELINES

  • Length Restrictions: 1 short story of 8,000 words max for fiction; 1 essay of 8,000 words max for nonfiction; three (3) poems max in a single file 
  • Submission Period: March 1, 2018 through April 22, 2018
  • Submission Fee: $10 per entry
  • Multiple submissions: Entrants may submit as many times as they please, to as many categories as they please, but the entry fee must be paid separately for each entry.
  • Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If accepted for publication elsewhere, simply withdraw the piece promptly (for fiction/nonfiction using the withdraw feature on Submittable, for poetry using the notes feature on Submittable to tell us which poem(s) is unavailable).
  • Manuscript Specifications: Submissions must not contain the author’s name or any other identifying information. All entries must go through our online submission manager.
  • Eligibility: All are eligible except current and former Emerson College students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, our judges’ students, or those with a personal connection to any one judge, are asked not to submit to that judge’s category.
Ends in 3 days, 14 hours $10.00
$10.00

REDIVIDER BEACON STREET PRIZE 2018

$1,000 prize for fiction | $1,000 for nonfiction | $1,000 for poetry 

Enter here for the 2016 Beacon Street Prize, poetry category. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Redivider 15.1. This year's fiction category features judge Adam Johnson. Please double-check our guidelines before submitting:

GUIDELINES

  • Length Restrictions: 1 short story of 8,000 words max for fiction; 1 essay of 8,000 words max for nonfiction; three (3) poems max in a single file
  • Submission Period: March 1, 2018 through April 22, 2018
  • Submission Fee: $10 per entry
  • Multiple submissions: Entrants may submit as many times as they please, to as many categories as they please, but the entry fee must be paid separately for each entry.
  • Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If accepted for publication elsewhere, simply withdraw the piece promptly (for fiction/nonfiction using the withdraw feature on Submittable, for poetry using the notes feature on Submittable to tell us which poem(s) is unavailable).
  • Manuscript Specifications: Submissions must not contain the author’s name or any other identifying information. All entries must go through our online submission manager.
  • Eligibility: All are eligible except current and former Emerson College students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, our judges’ students, or those with a personal connection to any one judge, are asked not to submit to that judge’s category.
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 that 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.

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
Art submissions can be sent as up to six separate attachments or preferably in a single .zip file. We accept only originals or high-quality copies or scans. No slides, please. If you choose to send your work in digital form, either on optical media or as attachments, each piece must be saved as a separate .TIFF file no larger than 6 x 9 inches and at a resolution of 600 dpi 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 query with questions or for alternate submission methods.

**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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Fiction

Ryan J. Burden* / Eric Schlich / Afsheen Farhadi / Matthew Grolemund / Tegan Nia Swanson

Nonfiction

Jessica Wilbanks* / Rachel Toliver / John Robinson / Marty Ross-Dolen / Kirstin Allio

Poetry

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