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Pinch Audio Contest

Jun 15, 2014
Pinch Audio Contest

The First Pinch Audio Contest     Submit today for a chance at audio glory! Give us your most interesting audio pieces, whether they be experimental howling at the moon or traditional spoken prose.  No more than three minutes. Anything goes; as long as words are the focus. The sky is the limit. Click here ...

Big Announcement: New Contest and Big Changes Ahead

May 31, 2014

We here at the Pinch love our readers. Your support of our print journal, and the wonderful compliments you all have for the work we do make us very thankful indeed that we are lucky enough to have such devoted fans. We are quite proud of our print journal, and from what we’ve learned over ...

Pinch Literary Awards 2014: Winners Announced!

May 5, 2014

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2014 Pinch Literary Awards in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We’re always amazed by the quality (and sheer number) of entries in each category and this year was no exception. As in previous contests, we were also lucky enough to have three stellar authors as our ...