*We are currently reading for our Fall 2024 issue, 22.1.* 

Redivider can be found at redivider.emerson.edu.

Please submit your work through the Submittable page only. Redivider will not accept work through email or USPS. We welcome simultaneous submissions. 

We are looking for new and under-published voices. Submit what you’re worried to send elsewhere. We want pieces that are nonobvious and circumvent the familiar, that break through abstraction to examine a moment or concept from the side, rather than straight on. All submissions must be standalone pieces (no excerpts), although we accept single poems from a larger series of works.

Things we wish we saw more:

  • Endings that stick with the reader
  • Characters with complex motives
  • Narratives with high stakes
  • Consistent voice throughout the piece
  • Stories and poems that reflect wider views and deal with current cultural and political discourses
  • Revealing core truths in an unexpected way
  • Making the familiar unfamiliar

Things we already see a lot of:

  • Stories about illness
  • Privileged family fiction
  • Descriptions of the sun and its rays and the color of the sky on the opening page
  • Poems about birds

Redivider 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. We do not accept plagiarized content in any form for publication in our journal. Any submitters known to submit plagiarized work will be blacklisted from all current and future publications at Redivider. Redivider does not accept work that has been even partially created with the use of AI.

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. We ask that authors who are accepted with us wait 2 years before submitting work again.

Redivider is currently a paying market. We pay contributors on a sliding scale from $25 to $50, based on word count, per piece published.

Word count: 1,200–6,000 words
Please submit one short fiction piece at a time. Stories shorter than 1,200 words should be submitted under Flash Fiction. Texts should be double-spaced in 12pt Times New Roman or a similar serif typeface. Redivider will happily consider genre writing with strong enough prose, though hard science fiction, high fantasy, and tawdry romance will probably fit better at another journal.

Word count: 1,200 words or less

Please submit no more than three flash fiction pieces per submission. These pieces will be evaluated by the Redivider Fiction Team and published in a dedicated section apart from other full-length short fiction. Texts should be double-spaced in 12pt Times New Roman or a similar serif typeface. 



Length guidelines: 5 poems, 10 pages max

Please submit no more than five poems per submission, up to ten pages, as a single document. We can publish poetry featuring complex enjambment and indentation, but please be reasonable with longer poems, as each work must be carefully typeset, line-by-line, to show up as the artist intended on a web page.

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 Cultural Critique.

Word count: 8,000 words or less

Please submit a single piece of cultural commentary or critique. We accept both casual and academic-style manuscripts for this genre. These may be essays regarding US or non-US culture. 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 cover art. The cover art will be used in both the online and print editions of the 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 non-exclusive digital and print rights, for cover art.

$10. This print issue contains both fall 21.1 and spring 21.2 issues in one volume. Issues will ship in May. Please limit to 5 issues per order, as this is a limited run.