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Inch is a quarterly magazine devoted to the most compressed literary work, whether it’s poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. We believe that good things come in small packages, so we focus our eight pages on poems of one to nine lines, or prose of 750 words or fewer. Don’t send us a few good lines or paragraphs– send us complete poems and stories that bite, resonate, or sleep with giants. We’ve published work by acclaimed authors, such as Betty Adcock, Roxane Gay, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Daniel Wallace, but we are equally committed to publishing the work of emerging authors.

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Editor: Matthew Poindexter
Fiction Editor: Julia Ridley Smith
Readers: Bryan Castille, Christa Fraser, and Carmen Maria Machado


  • I Wrote a Poem. Now What? | Storytelling for Squares
    September 8, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    […] Redheaded Stepchild cliche Witches & Pagans  I foreswore Blue Jew New Yorker, oj vey Between Inch and Journal of Compressed Arts I can’t lie. It’s a […]

  • Seattle’s Hugo House Hosts NER | New England Review
    January 22, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    […] appeared most recently in Asian American Literary Review, TriQuarterly, Oversound, Pinwheel, and INCH. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the University of Oregon, Kundiman, Artist […]