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Inch is a quarterly journal focused on the miracles of compression. Each “issue” is a micro-chapbook featuring the work of a single author. We feature small collections of poetry, short fiction, or short creative nonfiction, with each chapbook focusing on a separate genre. We dedicate one issue per year to featuring the work of a North Carolina author.

From 2006 to 2018, Inch was a handmade journal featuring the work of multiple authors in each issue. Produced in Durham, the journal focused on prose pieces of 750 words or fewer and poetry of nine lines or fewer.  

Inch has published work by acclaimed authors, such as Betty Adcock, Emma Bolden, Halina Duraj, Vievee Francis, Roxane Gay, Jenny George, Forrest Hamer, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Michael Parker, Khadijah Queen, and Daniel Wallace, but we are equally committed to publishing the work of emerging authors.

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Editor: Julia Ridley Smith
Readers: Christa Fraser, Sarah Huener, and Stephanie Whetstone


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