Submission Types

General Submission Period

We welcome a variety of works ranging from personal essays and memoirs to literary journalism and personal criticism. Submissions accepted from September 1st to November 30th with a $4 reading fee.

The Steinberg Memorial Essay Prize

In honor of Fourth Genre’s founding editor, Michael J. Steinberg, we’re proud to award $1000 and publication to the winner of the Steinberg Memorial Essay Prize. All submissions will be considered for publication. Submit from January 1st to March 15th.

Multimedia Essay Prize

A prize of $500 and publication on Fourth Genre’s website is given annually for a multimedia essay. Submit a video, audio, photo, graphic, or interactive essay from January 1st to March 15th.