What’s New

2015 Steinberg Essay Contest deadline extended!

We have extended the deadline for our Steinberg Essay Contest to March 31. Submission guidelines can be found here.

Kate Carroll de Gutes will be the judge this year (http://katecarrolldegutes.com/). You can listen to our interview with Kate in Episode 4 of Off the Page.

Issue 17.1 now available!

The spring 2015 issue of Fourth Genre features essays from contest winner David Zoby, Beth Richards, Dawn S. Davies, Patrick Madden, Robin Silbergleid, and many more. Copies will be for sale at our table at AWP 2015 in Minneapolis.

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.

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