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. The contest runs each year from January 1st to March 15th.

Multimedia Essay Prize

Announcing the first annual Fourth Genre 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.