Beacon Street Prize

The Beacon Street Prize is now closed. Visit this page in the winter for information on our 2016 contest!

Redivider’s Beacon Street Prize

Redivider’s Beacon Street Prize began in honor of our 10th anniversary and was such a great success that we now hold it annually! Open to fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, the 2015 contest will award our favorite story, poem, and essay $500 each and publication in Issue 13.1. (our Winter 2015 issue). The winning pieces will be selected by our guest judges: James Scott (fiction), Laura Kasischke (poetry), and Susannah Cahalan (nonfiction).

The entrance fee is $15 and comes with a FREE one-year subscription to Redivider.

Each entry should consist of either

  • One story (maximum 8,000 words)
  • One essay (maximum 4,000 words)
  • Up to three poems.

Click here to find your category and submit:

Meet our judges for 2015:

JAMES SCOTT is the author of the bestselling novel, The Kept, which was a finalist for the New England Book Award and named a Best Book of the Month and one of the Best Debuts of the Year by Amazon. His short fiction can be found in journals and anthologies such as One Story, Ploughshares, and New America. His nonfiction has been published in venues such as Boston Magazine,, Cuepoint, and The New York Times Book Review. James earned his MFA from Emerson College. He lives in western Massachusetts.

LAURA KASISCHKE is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently The Infinitesimals (Copper Canyon 2014) and Space, In Chains (Copper 2011), which received the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. She has also published nine novels, three of which have been made into feature films: The Life Before Her Eyes, Suspicious River, and White Beard in a Blizzard. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as several Pushcart Prizes and numerous poetry awards. She resides with her family in Chelsea, Michigan and serves as Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan.

SUSANNAH CAHALAN is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness. She has been a reporter with the New York Post for over a decade, and now covers books for Postscript. She received the Silurian Award of Excellence in 2009. @scahalan


Congratulations to our 2015 Beacon Street Prize winners, forthcoming in 13.1!

Fiction: “Tenants” by Ben Nickol, selected by James Scott

Poetry: “Fell the Trees” by Julie Henson, selected by Laura Kasischke

Nonfiction: “I’m Trying To Tell You I’m Sorry” by Nina Boutsikaris, selected by Susannah Cahalan


Current Issue

Issue 12.2 (Spring 2015)
Charles Haverty / Olga Zilberbourg / Keith Rosson / Sean Ironman / Eric Tran / JoAnna Novak / Tara Skurtu / Darby Price / Jon Riccio / Anne Champion / Vandana Khanna / Patricia Mera and more...