Pinch Journal

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Dinty W. Moore, Bobbie Ann Mason, George Singleton, Margaret Atwood, James Dickey, Beth Ann Fennelly, Chen Chen, Ander Monson, Lee Martin, Ayşe Bucak, Adam Clay, Roxane Gay, Steve Adams
Online, Digital, Print, Audio
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$28 / year
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

The Pinch is a nationally recognized literary journal published by the University of Memphis. Its name is derived from the historic Pinch District in Memphis. By referencing one of Memphis’ first communities, it aims to reflect the heart of Memphis’ history and the soul of its creative approach.

Tips From the Editor

We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art, and receive submissions from both established and emerging writers from all over the world.

See for submission guidelines. Consider submitting to our annual contest!

Contact Information

Kendra Vanderlip, Editor in Chief
English Department
University of Memphis
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Last updated: Mar 21, 2024