We invite you to experience Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, a journal devoted to publishing notable, innovative work in nonfiction. Given the genre’s flexibility and expansiveness, we welcome a variety of works ranging from personal essays and memoirs to literary journalism and personal criticism. The editors invite works that are lyrical, self-interrogative, meditative, and reflective, as well as expository, analytical, exploratory, or whimsical. In short, we encourage submissions across the full spectrum of the genre. The journal encourages a writer-to-reader conversation, one that explores the markers and boundaries of literary/creative nonfiction.
Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize
We are excited to announce this year’s essay prize winner, Kaitlyn Teer, with her essay “Ossification.” See the prize page for more information.
Open Reading Period August 15–November 30
Current Issue: 18.1
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