We have two reading periods:

  • August 30  —  November 30 is our regular open submission period.
  • Our nonfiction contest runs from January 15  — March 15.

Find information particular to each in the drop down menu under this tab.

Please familiarize yourself with Fourth Genre before submitting to us. We publish only nonfiction. We’d be happy to send you a sample back issue if you send $5 (check made out to Michigan State University) for shipping and handling, with full mailing information.

Selected content from our previous issues is available here and on JSTOR.

You may also access all content previous to the current issue on Project MUSE.