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2023 The Pinch Page Prize in Nonfiction

Win $1,000!

You may submit entries online via this link.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 8, 2022, 11:59 pm.

The Pinch Journal is accepting nonfiction entries of up to 1,000 words for its annual Page Prize. Judged by Megan Baxter

Megan Baxter is the author of Farm Girl: A Memoir (Green Writers Press, 2021), The Coolest Monster (Terrene, 2017), and the winner of the 2019 Pushcart prize. Her work has been published in The Best American Essays, Colorado ReviewHotel AmerikaThe Florida Review, and others. Megan, who earned her MFA from Vermont College of the Fine Arts, currently resides in New Hampshire where she runs her own organic farm and mentors young writers with innovative pedagogy.


All entries are considered for publication. The first place winners will be published in the Spring issue following announcement. Second and third place winners will be given high-priority consideration for publication, but because of space, cannot be guaranteed. Due to the high volume of submissions, any first-place prize winners are ineligible for contest participation for the three years following their win.


All Page Prize entries may not exceed 1,000 words, but can be less. Brevity is key. Any submission over this word limit will be automatically disqualified. Only unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but notify us if work is accepted elsewhere. No refunds will be issued. Manuscripts will not be returned. Emailed entries will not be considered.