Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction

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.

Editor: Laura Julier, Michigan State University

Current Issue: 19.1

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Read the Editor’s Notes from 18.2 and 19.1!


Read the featured article from 18.2: “This Quintessence of Dust,” by Henry Wei Leung


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