Ends on April 1, 2019

$20.00 USD

  The Pinch Literary Awards in Fiction 2019
Sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation

Fiction First Prize: $1,000.00. Judged by Amy Bonnaffons.

 
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Only unpublished work will be considered.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