Friday, February 19, 2016

Lit Journal Contest: The Pinch

Here’s information about a contest sponsored by The Pinch, a wonderful journal out of the University of Memphis. I’m the fiction judge, and I have received clarification that if you know me, you may enter your work in the fiction category if it is something I have never read before. The finalists will be given to me anonymously. So, if you’ve got something good…send it on in!

Note: While there is a fee to enter this contest, you will receive a copy of the journal.

Call for Submissions

The Pinch invites you to submit muscular, off-tilt, heart-rich fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction for our 2016 Literary Awards. The reading period for the contest ends on March 15, so send your best work.

First place in each genre each receive $1000 and publication in our spring issue. Our award-winning judges are Leslie Pietrzyk for fiction, Nicole Hardy for literary nonfiction, and Alex Lemon for poetry. Full details can be found at our contest guidelines page​:

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DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.