It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our 2019 Pinch Literary Awards!
This year saw many excellent entries, and we thank everyone who entered. Congratulations to our winners!
Poetry (Judged by Emily Skaja)
Winner: “Post-Surgical Ode” by Caroline Shea
Runner Up: "Three Rules for Punching a Friend in the Face” by Chris Ketchum
Second Runner Up: “Deadbeat Beach” by Natalie Tombasco
Fiction (Judged by Amy Bonnaffons)
Winner: “As You Can Imagine, This Makes Dating Difficult” by Jen Fawkes
First Runner Up: “Runaways” by Lauren Green
Second Runner Up: “Yes, She Has Been to the Ocean” by Esther Hayes
Creative Nonfiction (Judged by Elissa Washuta)
Winner: “Clay Girl Becomes Clay Woman” by Katerina Ivanov
Runner Up: “Drunk Mall” by Marguerite Weisman
Second Runner Up: “Limits of My Language” by Victoria Flanagan