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Literary Journal The Pinch Will Launch Fall Issue At Oct. 24 Party University News
For release: October 16, 2009

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The PinchThe Pinch, the award-winning literary journal of the University of Memphis, is celebrating the release of its fall 2009 issue, which will soon hit bookstores across the country. The Pinch Release Party will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 7- 9 p.m. at Art Under a Hot Tin Roof, 117 South Main.

There will be refreshments and readings from works published in The Pinch. 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 around 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 The Pinch office at 901-678-4591 or online at

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