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

Redivider seeks previously unpublished works from new, emerging, and established artists and writers. Our reading periods run between July and October, and again from December and March.

All submissions must go through Submittable. We do not accept mailed or emailed submissions. 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. 

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 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