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The Pinch Literary Awards

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Sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation, we are delighted to announce the Pinch Literary Awards! We offer a [cash] prize for both poetry & fiction, with the winners being published in [an] upcoming issue.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions. The fee is USD $25.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $2,000 first prize.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment. Details: USD $2,000 first prize.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

The Pinch Literary Awards Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 34 reports from 33 different members within the past 12 months. The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported35 min | 56.9 mean avg | 58.0 median | 92 max days (14.4 std dev)
Responses97.06 %
Acceptances0.00 % No publication has a 0% acceptance rate. This data is based on submission reports sent to Duotrope, and we have not received reports of any acceptances yet.
Rejections97.06 % (57.6 avg. days per rejection) | 12.1 % personal, 51.5 % form, 36.4 % unspecified | 2.9 % shortlisted
Non-Responses2.94 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals2.94 % (35.0 avg. days per withdrawal)

Other Information

The most common submission fee paid: USD $25.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 28 Apr 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 15 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 27 May 2024
Last Audited: 20 May 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 16 Jan 2012

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