Welcome to the Online Submission Manager for The Pinch!

We accept submissions all year round. We strive to respond quickly to all submissions but due to our production schedule and the university’s winter break, responses to manuscripts submitted from late November through December are often delayed.

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*Please note:

Regular submissions are eligible for either journal or website publication. 

Online submissions are only eligible for website publication.

You may submit up to three pieces.

All pieces will also be considered for online publication.

Please submit art & photography electronically. Attach each image as a tiff. Each image should not exceed 72 dpi. If accepted, we will request 300 dpi tiff files.


The prize is $300 and your piece will be added to the pieces we consider for cover art each semester.


Please do not include your name on or in the files. 


This is a special feature section planned for issue 43.1. We're looking for work from writers and artists that consider themselves neurodivergent. The pieces do not have to be ABOUT neurodiversity, but it is fine if they are. 

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Prose (Fiction/Nonfiction)
Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced.  Please use 1″ margins and include page numbers.  Manuscripts should be no more than about 2,000 words.

Poetry
A maximum of three poems may be submitted. Poems must be typed.

Art & Photography
In order to expedite the submission process, we request that art & photography are submitted electronically. Attach each image as a .jpg, .gif, or .png. Each image should not exceed 72 dpi. If accepted, we will request 300 dpi tiff files.

$3.00
$3.00

Submit stories for consideration for our journal's next issue.
 

Manuscripts should be double-spaced. Please use 1" margins and include page numbers. Maximum length is about 5000 words.


All Fiction submissions are considered for both print and online publication.


*Responses to submissions sent between May and August and from late November through January will take longer due to our academic schedule.

$3.00
$3.00

Submit poems for consideration to the journal's next issue.

A maximum of three poems may be submitted.


All Poetry submissions are considered for both print and online publication.  
 

*Responses to submissions sent between May and August and from late November through January will take longer due to our academic schedule.  

$3.00
$3.00

Submit essays for consideration for our journal's next issue.

 Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced. Please use 1" margins and include page numbers. Manuscripts should be no more than about 5,000 words.


 All Nonfiction submissions are considered for both print and online publication.  


 *Responses to submissions sent between May and August and from late November through January will take longer due to our academic schedule. 

Please submit Flash Fiction or Short Nonfiction Essays for our journal's next issue.


Manuscripts may contain up to 3 pieces of Flash Fiction or Short Nonfiction Essays with a maximum  500 words or less in one document.  Flash Fiction or Nonfiction Essays should be typed and double-spaced. Please use 1 inch margins and include page numbers. 


*Submissions should specify whether the piece is Flash Fiction or Short Nonfiction Essays. 


All Flash Fiction and Short Nonfiction Essay submissions are considered for both print and online publication.  


*Responses to submissions sent between May and August and from late November through January will take longer due to our academic schedule.  

  • Up to 2 poems of no more than 100 lines each.
  • Prose manuscripts should be double-spaced and 750 words or less. Please use 1" margins and include page numbers.
  • If submitting prose, please let us know if the manuscript is fiction or nonfiction.
  • Online  submissions are only considered for online publication.


*Responses to submissions sent between May and August and from late November through January will take longer due to our academic schedule.

The Pinch is excited to offer FREE art submissions for our upcoming journal. To expedite the submission process, please submit art & photography electronically. Attach each image as a tiff. Each image should not exceed 72 dpi. If accepted, we will request 300 dpi tiff files.

Submit stories for consideration for our journal's next issue.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced. Please use 1" margins and include page numbers. Maximum length is about 5000 words.

All Fiction submissions are considered for both print and online publication.

*Responses to submissions sent between May and August and from late November through January will take longer due to our academic schedule.

Submit poems for consideration to the journal's next issue.   A maximum of three poems may be submitted.

All Poetry submissions are considered for both print and online publication.

*Responses to submissions sent between May and August and from late November through January will take longer due to our academic schedule.

Submit nonfiction for consideration for our journal's next issue.
Manuscripts should be double-spaced. Please use 1" margins and include page numbers. Maximum length is about 5000 words.
All submissions are considered for both print and online publication.
*Responses to submissions sent between May and August and from late November through January will take longer due to our academic schedule.

Please submit Flash Fiction or Short Nonfiction Essays for our journal's next issue.

Manuscripts may contain up to 3 pieces of Flash Fiction or Short Nonfiction Essays with a maximum  500 words or less in one document.  Flash Fiction or Nonfiction Essays should be typed and double-spaced. Please use 1 inch margins and include page numbers.

*Submissions should specify whether the piece is Flash Fiction or Short Nonfiction Essays.

All Flash Fiction and Short Nonfiction Essay submissions are considered for both print and online publication.

*Responses to submissions sent between May and August and from late November through January will take longer due to our academic schedule.

$15.00

Issue 42.1, Spring 2022, is SOLD OUT.  

Issue 42.2, Fall 2022, will be available in October.


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