Deadline: March 31, 2023

Entry fee: $20

About the competition

The Pinch was founded in 1980 as the Memphis State Review by William Page. In its first few years, the journal published such well-known writers as Robert Bly, Phillip Levine, Mary Oliver, Robert Penn Warren, and Margaret Atwood.

The 2023 Pinch Literary Awards accepts poetry and fiction. The 2023 Page Prize accepts non-fiction.

Competition guidelines

  • The 2023 Pinch Literary Awards accepts poetry and fiction. The 2023 Page Prize accepts non-fiction.
  • Submissions will be accepted from February 1, 2023March 31, 2023 at the end of the day.
  • The submission fees are $20 for the Pinch Literary Awards and $10 for the Page Prize.
  • The 1st place winners in poetry and fiction each receive a prize of $2,000. The 1st place winner of the Page Prize receives $1,000.
  • The Pinch will only be accepting original works. Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions a person can make to the contest.
  • Submissions via email will NOT be accepted.
  • Fiction submissions should not exceed 5,000 words.
  • Poetry submissions have a maximum of three poems.
  • Non-fiction submissions should not exceed 1,000 words.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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