The 2016 Pinch Literary Awards

Sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation

 

 

 December 15, 2015 - March 15, 2016

1st Place in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry each receive $1000. 

Click here to view winners and judges from previous contests.

 

Fiction Judge: Leslie Pietrzyk

Nonfiction Judge: Nicole Hardy

Poetry Judge: Alex Lemon

 

 

THE ANNUAL PINCH LITERARY AWARDS: RULES AND DETAILS

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.

Only unpublished work will be considered.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 snail mail. Please note that emailed and/or electronically delivered entries will NOT be considered; we are only able to accept online entries through our Submittable platform at this time.

 

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

$20 for the first entry of 1-3 poems or prose of up to 5000 words ; $10 for each subsequent entry. The $20 entry fee also includes one issue of The Pinch.

In the "cover letter" box please enter the author’s contact information:  name, address, phone number, and email address.

We do not accept translations at this time.

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. 

 

SNAIL MAIL SUBMISSIONS

Please enclose the following with each entry:

1. $20 for the first entry of 1-3 poems or prose of up to 5000 words; $10 for each subsequent entry. The $20 entry fee also includes one issue of The Pinch. Additional postage charge for international subscriptions.

2. A cover sheet with the author’s contact information: 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. Entries postmarked outside the deadline will be discarded unread.