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The Pinch

Literary Magazine

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The Pinch was founded in 1980 as the Memphis State Review by William Page. The Pinch is a bi-annual literary journal produced entirely by the students of the University of Memphis MFA Program and English Department.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    3-6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    86 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    11.54%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

PaysNo

Fee$3

Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    yes

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Up to three flash pieces can be packaged as one submission.

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Submission fee: $ 3

Up to three flash pieces can be packaged as one submission.

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Art

Submission fee: $ 3

No specific limitations

Photography

Submission fee: $ 3

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    All submissions should have a brief cover letter that includes contact information (name, address, phone number, email).

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All submissions must be typed with 1″ margins and in Times New Roman 12 pt font or similar. We ask that you include page numbers. Prose writers - please help us keep our eyesight and double-space your submissions!

  • Author's rights

    The Pinch purchases first North American serial rights upon acceptance; after publication, rights revert back to the author.

  • Additional info

    Payment starting with issue 35.2 (Fall 2015) is two copies of The Pinch issue in which the work appears. In addition, one work from each genre will be awarded a $200 Featured Writer award, as determined by the editors.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

86 days

Average response time

11.54%

Average acceptance rate

5 days

Fastest response time

248 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 488 days

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About

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. In 1988, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program was formed at the University of Memphis, and Page handed his Editor in Chief positi...

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Founded

1980

Country

US

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    Editor Eric Schlich avatar

    Eric Schlich

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Heather Truett avatar

    Heather Truett

    Managing Editor

    Editor Kalib LaChapelle avatar

    Kalib LaChapelle

    Online Editor

    Editor Haley Winans avatar

    Haley Winans

    Art Editor

    Editor J. Clark Hubbard avatar

    J. Clark Hubbard

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Mia Day avatar

    Mia Day

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Victoria Brown avatar

    Victoria Brown

    Prose Editor

    Editor K.M. Hardwick avatar

    K.M. Hardwick

    Prose Editor