We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 Pinch Literary Awards.
We had an unprecedented number of entries presenting our judges with a challenging decision. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our winners! Scroll down to read their work.
Poetry (Judged by Alex Lemon)
Winner: "Hymn" – John McCarthy
First Runner Up: "Lithomancy" – Chelsea Wagenaar
Second Runner Up: "Pastoral" – Jocelyn Casey-Whiteman
Fiction (Judged by Leslie Pietrzyk)
Winner: "Goshen Pass" – Michael Alessi
First Runner Up: "Clown Brain Tea" – Sarah Hulyk Maxwell
Second Runner Up: "Takes Dying Animals" – Brittany Bronson
Creative Nonfiction (Judged by Nicole Hardy)
Winner: "Shakedown" – Amy J. E. MacKenzie
First Runner Up: "Marrying Absurd" – Anna Leahy
Second Runner Up: "The Khan Rules" – Eugenia Kim