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$20.00 USD

We accept submissions to the Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay contest from January 1 - March 15.

  • Reading fee for Essay Prize: $20 (U.S.) for each individual submission (multiple submissions accepted).
  • 6,000 word limit for Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize (longer submissions will not be read).
  • Simultaneous submissions require immediate notification to Fourth Genre if accepted elsewhere.
  • We accept only work not published elsewhere.
  • Do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript. 
  • Although we love visuals, please know that we cannot publish in color. If you submit a visual or graphic essay, be sure the visuals are reproducible in grey scale.

Announcements about the winner and finalists appear on our Facebook page first, and then on our website. In each place, you can also find the name of the judge for the upcoming contest.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.