We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Pinch Literary Awards.
Competition this year was especially intense, as we received our highest number of submissions yet. Thank you to all who entered, and congratulations to our winners! Scroll down to read their work.
Poetry (Judged by Amorak Huey)
Winner: “What the War Was Not” — Kate Gaskin
First Runner Up: “The Orange Grove” — Ronald Dzerigian
Second Runner Up: “There is No Such Thing As Trespass” — John Sibley Williams
Fiction (Judged by Caitlin Horrocks)
Winner: “The Replacement Wife” — Blair Hurley
First Runner Up: “The Alchemist's Teeth” — Sam Martone
Second Runner Up: “Soldier’s Joy” — Marlene Zadig
Creative Nonfiction (Judged by Jill Talbot)
Winner: “All These Apocalypses” — Eliza Smith
First Runner Up: “Southern Hafu” — Cumi Ikeda
Second Runner Up: “Sock it to Me” — Beth Roddy