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Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction

Literary Magazine



We’re devoted to publishing notable, innovative work in nonfiction. We curate works across the full spectrum of the genre.

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  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    3 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Nonfiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 4

Payment: $ 50

We rarely publish anything over 6,000 words, but if it is longer, and really good, send it along.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Where Duosuma prompts you to create a cover letter, please include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and title of piece, and approximate word count.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

92 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

30 days

Fastest response time

127 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 185 days

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Submission calls

    All genres



Given the genre’s flexibility and expansiveness, we welcome a variety of works ranging from personal essays and memoirs to literary journalism and personal criticism. We showcase works that are lyrical, self-interrogative, meditative, and reflective, as well as expository, analytical, exploratory, o...

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    Editor Patrick Madden avatar

    Patrick Madden


    Editor Joey Franklin avatar

    Joey Franklin


    Editor Brock Allen avatar

    Brock Allen

    Managing Editor