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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 Emma Bolden, K-Ming Chang, Paul Crenshaw, Halina Duraj, Vievee Francis, Roxane Gay, Jenny George, Forrest Hamer, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Michael Parker, Khadijah Queen, C. T. Salazar, and Daniel Wallace, but we are equally committed to publishing the work of emerging authors.

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Editor: Maria Isabelle Carlos
Fiction Editor: John Shakespear
Poetry Editor: Yamini Pathak
Readers: Zinnia Bynum, Amanda Moore, Caitlin Thornbrugh

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