Redivider seeks previously unpublished art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from new, emerging, and established artists and writers. We welcome general submissions year-round, though since our campus (and much of our staff) clears out over summer, we require a nominal $3 “tip jar” fee per submission May through August. All submissions must go through our Submittable submission manager (we do not accept snail mail or email submissions). We do, however, welcome simultaneous submissions, as long as you withdraw your piece via Submittable as soon as it gets accepted elsewhere (in which case, we offer our hearty congrats). As payment, contributors receive two copies of the issue featuring their work.

For rules, guidelines, and policies regarding our contest submissions, please visit our contest pages for the Beacon Street Prize and the Blurred Genre Contest.

We take seriously the business of receiving and considering submissions, and we promise to handle your work with respect and care. In return, we ask that submitters, before they send their work, do their part by familiarizing themselves with our content by browsing our archives, purchasing back issues, or better yet–subscribing. Our average response time is 3-5 months; after 6 months, you’re welcome to follow up with an email to the appropriate editor.

Please submit no more than once per six-month period (not including contest submissions), and to only one genre at a time. Emerson College students, faculty, and staff–current or within the previous three years–may not submit. We prefer files in PDF or .docx format.

To submit or pitch a first-person review essay, craft discussion, or author interview to the Redivider blog, email our blog assistant at blog@redividerjournal.org.

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Enter here for the 2016 Beacon Street Prize, fiction category. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Redivider 15.1. This year's fiction category features judge Lex Williford. Please double-check our guidelines before submitting:
  • Length Restrictions: 8,000 words max for fiction; 8,000 words max for nonfiction; three (3) poems max.
  • Submission Period: February 8, 2017 through April 30, 2017.
  • Submission Fee: $20 per entry, including a complementary one-year print subscription to Redivider.
  • More about Submissions: Entrants may submit as many times as they please, to as many categories as they please, with the fee dropping to $10 for each subsequent submission (you will receive a link for additional submissions with your first submission).
  • Manuscript Specifications: Fiction and nonfiction writers should include one short story or essay per file per submission; poets should compile up to three poems into a single file for each submission. 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.
Good luck!
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Enter here for the 2016 Beacon Street Prize, nonfiction category. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Redivider 15.1. This year's nonfiction category features judge Ned Stuckey-French. Please double-check our guidelines before submitting:
  • Length Restrictions: 8,000 words max for fiction; 8,000 words max for nonfiction; three (3) poems max.
  • Submission Period: February 08, 2017 through April 30, 2017.
  • Submission Fee: $20 per entry, including a complementary one-year print subscription to Redivider.
  • More about Submissions: Entrants may submit as many times as they please, to as many categories as they please, with the fee dropping to $10 for each subsequent submission (you will receive a link for additional submissions with your first submission).
  • Manuscript Specifications: Fiction and nonfiction writers should include one short story or essay per file per submission; poets should compile up to three poems into a single file for each submission. 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.
Good luck!

Ends on April 30, 2017$20.00
$20.00
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 Wendy Xu. Please double-check our guidelines before submitting:
  • Length Restrictions: 8,000 words max for fiction; 8,000 words max for nonfiction; three (3) poems max.
  • Submission Period: February 08, 2017 through April 30, 2017.
  • Submission Fee: $20 per entry, including a complementary one-year print subscription to Redivider.
  • More about Submissions: Entrants may submit as many times as they please, to as many categories as they please, with the fee dropping to $10 for each subsequent submission (you will receive a link for additional submissions with your first submission).
  • Manuscript Specifications: Fiction and nonfiction writers should include one short story or essay per file per submission; poets should compile up to three poems into a single file for each submission. 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.
Good luck!


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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

Melissa Stein* / Paige Lewis / Patricia Smith / Anais Duplan / Sarah Katz / Kathryn Smith / Rodney Gomez / Candace Williams / Xiao Yue Shan / Thom Caraway / Candace Williams / Desiree C. Bailey / Paige Lewis / Maggie Smith

Art

Gina Mudge / Jon Merrell / Jennifer Lothrigel / Dev Foster / Heidi Haire

*Beacon Street Prize Winner

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Fiction

Ali Rachel Pearl* / Micah Dean Hicks / Sian Griffiths / Blake Kimzey / Kami Westhoff / Kevin Hyde / Olivia Wolfgang-Smith

Nonfiction

A. Lyn Carol* / Alexandra Tennant / Brenda Miller and Lee Gulyas / Wendy Besel Hahn / George Choundas / Joanne Nelson

Poetry

John Sibley Williams* / Kaveh Akbar / Kamden Hilliard / Christopher Dulaney / Charity Gingerich / Elisabeth Aroneau / Patrick Kindig / Christine Gosnay / Bo Schwabacher / John Andrews / Elizabeth Onusko / Shevaun Brannigan / Haesong Kwon / Emily Paige Wilson

Art

Emily Lauren Taylor / Chris Daley / Adrienne Elyse Meyers / Adam Straus / Matt Broderick / Brett Taylor / Taylor Quinn / Adam Straus

Graphic Narrative

Josephine Norman

*Blurred Genre Contest Winner


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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.

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

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 ask that poets send no more than four 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. 

Note: We are currently reading down our backlog and will be responding to submissions received within the next month rather quickly.

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