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Fourth Genre

Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
$22 USD
$42 USD
Less than 1,000
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Nature/Environmental, Narrative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 

Jill Talbot, Sheryl St. Germain, Patrick Madden, Matthew Gavin Frank, Julie Marie Wade, Nick Neeley, Pablo Pinero Stillman, Kathryn Winograd, Dawn Davies, Kate Carrol de Gutes

Reading Period: 
Aug 30 - Nov 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Roughly 50%
Contributor copies only

Editorial Focus

Fourth Genre is devoted to publishing notable, innovative work in literary (creative) nonfiction, and are especially looking to provide space to voices less seldom heard from in literary publications. We think of the genre as flexible, fluid, and expansive, and so we’re looking for essays in any variety–lyrical, familiar, personal, nature, environmental, travel, and especially graphic. We're especially interested in essays that reflect intersections of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, dis/ability, among others. See the editor's note in issue 18.1 for more about this.

Tips From the Editor

Please write for sample back issues in order to become familiar with the journal. We accept only previously unpublished work. Please go to fourthgenre.submittable.com.

Contact Information

Laura Julier, editor
434 Farm Ln., Rm. 235
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

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Last updated: October 18, 2016

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