For release: March 19, 2009
For press information, contact Candice Baxter, 901-678-4591
The Pinch, the award-winning literary journal of the University of Memphis, is celebrating
the release of the spring 2009 issue, which will soon hit bookstores across the country.
The Pinch Release Party will be held Friday, March 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the historic Woodruff-Fontaine
House, 608 Adams Avenue. Contributors Corey Mesler and Natalie Parker-Lawrence will
read excerpts from their published work. The event is free and open to the public.
The Pinch, formerly called River City, is one of the oldest literary journals in the country. It publishes fiction, poetry,
creative nonfiction, art and photography, with submissions received from established
and emerging writers all over the world. The publication sponsors a national contest
in fiction and poetry each year.
Sponsored by the University of Memphis and The Hohenberg Foundation, The Pinch is published semi-annually. It is named for the Pinch District, a downtown Memphis
area rich with culture and history.
More information on the release party, subscriptions, readings, submissions, and contests
is available from Candice Baxter at The Pinch office at 901-678-4591 or online at www.thepinchjournal.com