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Celebrate Award Winning Literature Published Right Here in Memphis

Join Us For The Pinch 2013 SPRING RELEASE PARTY

A Journey of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Art

When: Saturday April 20. 7-9 p.m.
Where: David Perry Smith Gallery, 703 New York Street

The Pinch is a journal of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art committed to presenting its readers with exciting works from both new and established writers. Founded in 1980, The Pinch is one of the longest-running literary journals in the country.

Published by the MFA program at The University of Memphis and distributed nationwide, The Pinch has published the work of many fine contemporary writers including Bobbie Ann Mason, Lee Sharkey, Dinty W. Moore, Floyd Skloot, Ander Monson, and many others. Recent works from The Pinch have been anthologized in The Best American Non-required Reading.


Our Literary Awards in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction grant $3000 in prizes annually and have been judged by esteemed writers like Rick Bass, Jeffrey McDaniel, Allen Weir, and Beth Ann Fennelly.


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