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A prize of $1,000 and publication in Fourth Genre is given annually for an essay. Current and former students of Michigan State University are ineligible. Robert Root will judge. Submit an essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Fourth Genre, Steinberg Essay Prize, 434 Farm Lane, Room 235, Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.