Welcome to the Online Submission Manager for The Pinch!

We accept submissions between August 15th and March 15th. 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. 

To learn more about The Pinch, visit us at www.pinchjournal.com, or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pinchjournal

*Please note that all submissions are eligible for either journal or website publication. 

Ends on March 15, 2018$20.00
$20.00

The Pinch Literary Awards in Poetry 2018
Sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation

Poetry First Prize: $1,000.00. Judged by Maggie Smith.

Entries not postmarked within the reading period will be discarded unread.

PUBLICATION:
All entries are considered for publication. First, second, and third place winners will be selected from each category. The first place winners will be published in the Spring issue following announcement. Second and third place winners will be given high-priority consideration for publication, but because of space, cannot be guaranteed. Due to the high volume of submissions, any prize winners will be ineligible for contest participation for three years.

CONTEST RULES:
Only unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but notify us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere. No refunds will be issued. Manuscripts will not be returned. You may submit entries online via the link below or via mail. Emailed entries will not be considered.

INELIGIBLE:
No translations will be considered.
Current students and faculty of The University of Memphis, as well as volunteer staff members for The Pinch, are not eligible.

ENCLOSE THE FOLLOWING WITH EACH ENTRY:

1. $20 for the first entry; $10 for each subsequent entry. An “entry” in the poetry contest is 1-3 poems. It will be $10 for each group of three after the initial entry. 
2. The following information entered into the cover letter box: name, address, phone number, and email address. The AUTHOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD NOT APPEAR ON THE MANUSCRIPT itself. Entries that do not adhere to this policy will be DISCARDED UNREAD. Please notify us if your address or email changes.

The author's name should only be entered into the text box labeled "Cover letter." 
The author's name should not appear anywhere in the uploaded contest entry document. 

Also, please share with us in your cover letter how you learned about the Pinch Literary Awards.

For more details, please visit our website at pinchjournal.com

Ends on March 15, 2018$10.00
$10.00

Poems submitted in this category will only be considered if the author has first submitted through the CONTEST- Poetry Entry.

ENCLOSE THE FOLLOWING WITH EACH ENTRY:

1. $20 for the first entry; $10 for each subsequent entry. An “entry” in the poetry contest is 1-3 poems. It will be $10 for each group of three after the initial entry. 
2. The following information entered into the cover letter box: name, address, phone number, and email address. The AUTHOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD NOT APPEAR ON THE MANUSCRIPT itself. Entries that do not adhere to this policy will be DISCARDED UNREAD. Please notify us if your address or email changes.

The author's name should only be entered into the text box labeled "Cover letter." 
The author's name should not appear anywhere in the uploaded contest entry document. 

Also, please share with us in your cover letter how you learned about the Pinch Literary Awards.

For more details, please visit our website at pinchjournal.com

Ends on March 15, 2018$20.00
$20.00

The Pinch Literary Awards in Fiction 2018
Sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation

Fiction First Prize: $1,000.00. Judged by Carmen Maria Machado.


Entries not postmarked within the reading period will be discarded unread.

PUBLICATION:
All entries are considered for publication. First, second, and third place winners will be selected from each category. The first place winners will be published in the Spring issue following announcement. Second and third place winners will be given high-priority consideration for publication, but because of space, cannot be guaranteed. Due to the high volume of submissions, any prize winners will be ineligible for contest participation for three years.

CONTEST RULES:
Only unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but notify us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere. No refunds will be issued. Manuscripts will not be returned. You may submit entries online via the link below or via mail. Emailed entries will not be considered.

INELIGIBLE:
No translations will be considered.
Current students and faculty of The University of Memphis, as well as volunteer staff members for The Pinch, are not eligible.

ENCLOSE THE FOLLOWING WITH EACH ENTRY:

1. $20 for the first entry; $10 for each subsequent entry. An “entry” in the fiction contest is 1 story. It will be $10 for each story after the initial entry. 
2. The following information entered into the cover letter box: name, address, phone number, and email address. The AUTHOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD NOT APPEAR ON THE MANUSCRIPT itself. Entries that do not adhere to this policy will be DISCARDED UNREAD. Please notify us if your address or email changes.

The author's name should only be entered into the text box labeled "Cover letter." 
The author's name should not appear anywhere in the uploaded contest entry document. 

Also, please share with us in your cover letter how you learned about the Pinch Literary Awards.

For more details, please visit our website at pinchjournal.com

Ends on March 15, 2018$10.00
$10.00

Stories submitted in this category will only be considered if the author has first submitted through the CONTEST- Fiction Entry portal. Thanks!

ENCLOSE THE FOLLOWING WITH EACH ENTRY:

1. $20 for the first entry; $10 for each subsequent entry. An “entry” in the fiction contest is 1 story. It will be $10 for each story after the initial entry. 
2. The following information entered into the cover letter box: name, address, phone number, and email address. The AUTHOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD NOT APPEAR ON THE MANUSCRIPT itself. Entries that do not adhere to this policy will be DISCARDED UNREAD. Please notify us if your address or email changes.

The author's name should only be entered into the text box labeled "Cover letter." 
The author's name should not appear anywhere in the uploaded contest entry document. 

Also, please share with us in your cover letter how you learned about the Pinch Literary Awards.

For more details, please visit our website at pinchjournal.com

Ends on March 15, 2018$20.00
$20.00

The Pinch Literary Awards in Literary Nonfiction 2018

Creative Nonfiction First Prize: $1,000.00. Judged by Kiese Laymon.


Entries not postmarked within the reading period will be discarded unread.

PUBLICATION:
All entries are considered for publication. First, second, and third place winners will be selected from each category. The first place winners will be published in the Spring issue following announcement. Second and third place winners will be given high-priority consideration for publication, but because of space, cannot be guaranteed. Due to the high volume of submissions, any prize winners will be ineligible for contest participation for three years.

CONTEST RULES:
Only unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but notify us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere. No refunds will be issued. Manuscripts will not be returned. You may submit entries online via the link below or via mail. Emailed entries will not be considered.

INELIGIBLE:
No translations will be considered.
Current students and faculty of The University of Memphis, as well as volunteer staff members for The Pinch, are not eligible.

ENCLOSE THE FOLLOWING WITH EACH ENTRY:

1. $20 for the first entry; $10 for each subsequent entry. An “entry” in the CNF contest is 1 essay. It will be $10 for each essay after the initial entry. 
2. The following information entered into the cover letter box: name, address, phone number, and email address. The AUTHOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD NOT APPEAR ON THE MANUSCRIPT itself. Entries that do not adhere to this policy will be DISCARDED UNREAD. Please notify us if your address or email changes.

The author's name should only be entered into the text box labeled "Cover letter." 
The author's name should not appear anywhere in the uploaded contest entry document. 

Also, please share with us in your cover letter how you learned about the Pinch Literary Awards.

For more details, please visit our website at pinchjournal.com

Ends on March 15, 2018$10.00
$10.00

Pieces submitted in this category will only be considered if the author has first submitted through the CONTEST - Creative Nonfiction Entry.

ENCLOSE THE FOLLOWING WITH EACH ENTRY:

1. $20 for the first entry; $10 for each subsequent entry. An “entry” in the CNF contest is 1 essay. It will be $10 for each essay after the initial entry. 
2. The following information entered into the cover letter box: name, address, phone number, and email address. The AUTHOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD NOT APPEAR ON THE MANUSCRIPT itself. Entries that do not adhere to this policy will be DISCARDED UNREAD. Please notify us if your address or email changes.

The author's name should only be entered into the text box labeled "Cover letter." 
The author's name should not appear anywhere in the uploaded contest entry document. 

Also, please share with us in your cover letter how you learned about the Pinch Literary Awards.


For more details, please visit our website at pinchjournal.com

Ends on March 15, 2018$3.00
$3.00

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

A maximum of three poems may be submitted.

 

Ends on March 15, 2018$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.

Ends on March 15, 2018$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.

Ends on March 15, 2018$15.00
$15.00
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Art
Ends on March 15, 2018$3.00
$3.00
Submit art for consideration for our journal's next issue. You may submit up to 5 pieces for every $3 submission.

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.

Ends on March 15, 2018

This category permits current Pinch subscribers to submit without paying the administrative fee. You can now subscribe at https://pinchjournal.submittable.com/submit. Any entries erroneously submitted by non-subscribers using this tab will not be considered.

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

Poetry:
A maximum of five poems may be submitted. Poems should be typed.

$15.00

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