The Pinch

Magazine Name: The Pinch
Twitter: @thepinchjournal
Editors Name: Tom Useted
Print publication?: Yes
Mailing Address:: The Pinch Journal English Department University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152
Circulation: Varies; in the thousands.
Submission Guidelines URL:
Approx. Response Time?: 4-8 weeks
How often do you publish?: Biannual
Year Founded?: 1980
Do you take online submissions?: Yes
Information about your publication: The Pinch is a journal of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art committed to presenting its readers with exciting works from both new and established writers. Founded in 1980, The Pinch is Published by the MFA program at The University of Memphis and distributed nationwide and internationally, The Pinch has published the work of many fine contemporary writers including Bobbie Ann Mason, Lee Sharkey, Dinty W. Moore, Floyd Skloot, Ander Monson, and many others. Recent works from The Pinch have been anthologized in The Best American Non-required Reading, and contributors to The Pinch have been nominated for numerous additional awards, including Pushcart Prizes.
What type of submissions are you looking for?: The Pinch accepts poetry (up to five poems per submission), short fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. All submissions should be previously unpublished.
Tell us about upcoming events or contests: The Pinch Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction grant $3000 in prizes annually and have been judged by esteemed writers like Rick Bass, Jeffrey McDaniel, Allen Weir, and Beth Ann Fennelly. This occurs in the Spring of each year. The Pinch also hosts two issue release parties per year, as well as a party at the AWP conference. The Pinch’s website contains updated information on these events as they occur.
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