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The Steinberg Essay Prize is named in honor of Fourth Genre’s founding editor, Michael J. Steinberg. The contest gives us an opportunity to highlight outstanding writers and their work.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Will be open to submissions from 01 January 2022 12:00 AM UTC (in 31 days) through 15 March 2022. 1
Open to a broad Audience.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Personal.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 6,000 words.
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Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
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Last Updated: 17 Aug 2021
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Date Added: 17 Aug 2012

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