Issue 36.1 includes the winners of the 2015 Pinch Literary Awards. Nina Yun's "The Great Middle" won the Pinch Literary Nonfiction Contest (judged by Lia Purpura); Jennifer Givhan's poem, "Why Birds?" won the Pinch Poetry Contest (judged by Ada Limón); and Molly Reid's "Happy You're Here" won the Pinch Literary Fiction contest (judged by David James Poissant).
Issue 36.1 also includes poetry from Marty Cain, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Heather Cox, Maggie McGuinness, Diana Smith Bolton, Brian Laidlaw, Jennifer Moore, Madison McCartha, Carrie Lorig, Elizabeth Hoover, Keetje Kuipers, Erin Rodoni, Adam Prince, William Brewer, Stephanie Lenox, Angie Macri, Tyler Kline, and Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams.
Creative Nonfiction from Amy A. Whitcomb, Paul Crenshaw, and Kate Washington round out this issue's literary component.
Editor-in-Chief: Tim Johnston
Managing Editor: Ashley Roach-Freiman
Assistant Managing Editor: Cheryl Smart
Senior Fiction Editor: Derek Moseley
Fiction Editor: Ellen Dunn
Senior Poetry Editor: Aaron Brame
Poetry Editor: Peter Hogan
Senior Creative Nonfiction Editor: Ryan Stembridge
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Breanne Hager
Senior Online Editor: Claire Schneider
Online Editor: Matthew Gallant
Art Director: Sarah Best Johnson
Senior Social Media & Marketing Director: Alana King
Editorial Assistants: Devan Del Conte, Oliver Fox, Anthony Green, Anthony Larry, Savannah Lyons, Amanda Muir, Abby Smith, and Rachel Smith