Submissions


 Submissions
Call for Submissions, Summer Issue

The deadline for our Summer issue is June 20th, 2021 by 11:59PM. We’d love to hear from you.

To submit your writing or art, read the relevant guidelines below:

Prose and Poetry Submission Guidelines

We are always looking for essays, opinions, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for inclusion in Divergents. Our content is made for, by, and about the experience of living atypically in a neurotypical world. We are especially interested in stories that celebrate neurodiversity and feature the unique ways divergent populations interact with and contribute to their communities. We love stories that raise awareness of ancillary issues neurotypicals might not have ever thought of. For example, a story about your Autism diagnosis and what that means isn't quite what we're looking for. A story about having a scary run in with the police because they aren't trained to identify or deal with people on the spectrum is.

For all submissions, the following criteria apply:

  • Submissions should be emailed to submissions@divergents-magazine.org
  • Your submission should either be attached as a Word document (.doc) or a working link to a Google Doc. 
  • While we don’t have hard limits on length, prose submissions are ideally between 2,000 and 3,000 words. Poetry should be able to fit on one page (Sorry, Dante)
  • In your submission document, include the following information at the beginning, before the body of the piece: 
    • Title
    • Your name as you’d like it to appear
    • Your email address
  • If we accept your submission, understand that we may make changes to it for issues of length, clarity, or tone. 

Visual Art Submission Guidelines

We want to see any art in any medium: paintings, drawings, collages, mosaics, sculptures, and more are all welcome.
For clarity and efficiency, we ask you to submit a list of your images (in pdf, Word or raw text in email) which should follow this format:

Artist's name:
Artist's e-mail address:
Artists Social Media links:
—then the images should be listed below in this format:
  1. number
  2. Title of piece
  3. Materials used
  4. Dimensions of the work (in inches or centimeters)
  5. Year of the works creation
We ask that you rename the image files with the artists name and the number that corresponds to the image list, this will help alleviate confusion

  • Email the images and the list of images of your work to our Arts Editor, Christina Tedesco: Arts@divergents-magazine.org, or send to us using WeTransfer to the same email address
  • Total size of image files should be no more than 250MB per image preferably
  • Images should be high resolution (200-300 dpi), lower resolution images just won't print clearly and we want to represent you in your best light!
  • If you have any questions you can email Christina Tedesco: Arts@divergents-magazine.org
[If you're unsure of how to best photograph your artwork, this video can help you]