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Fourth Genre Pushcart Nominees 2014

We are excited to announce our nominations for Pushcart 2014:

“Locate Mercy” by Leonora Smith
“How to Run a Supermarket” by Patricia Park
“My Brother and What Comes From Wreckage” by Molly Caro May
“When This Is All Over” by Adriana Páramo
“These Vanishing Hills” by Steven Faulkner
“Lingua Familia” by Judith Adkins

“Third Ear” by David Naimon was also nominated by a Pushcart contributing editor

2015 Steinberg Essay Prize judge announced!

Kate Carroll de Gutes will be the judge for the 2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Nonfiction contest.

Kate has been published in Fourth Genre, Los Angeles Review, Pank, Raven Chronicles, and Gertrude. Her work often focuses on sexuality and gender presentation. Check out her website for more info.

Entries are accepted January 1-March 15. Submission guidelines can be found here

Issue 16.2 now available!


The fall 2014 issue of Fourth Genre features essays from Toni Mirosevich, Penny Guisinger, Mary Heather Noble, Matthew Gavin Frank, and many more. Information on subscribing to Fourth Genre can be found here. You may read this issue via Project Muse (if you have access), purchase individual essays here, or buy an individual print-on-demand copy (with a generic cover) here.