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Help test a new literary content aggregation website

On and off for the last year I’ve been developing a project called Readsfeed, a website that automatically shares snippets and links to short stories, poems, and reviews by literary publications on the web.

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The end of the small print journal. Please.

These technologically stingy websites made me wonder: what exactly is the mission and use of literary journals in the digital era?

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The risks of re-reading

How could that person who loved Steinbeck’s writing now be this person who hates it?

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Don’t mistake blogging for journaling

I recently rediscovered the virtues of journaling, something slower, more reflective, and of course more private than blogging.

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"Interpellation Made Simple" Wins August Facebook Contest

Members of the Identity Theory Facebook Group were recently asked to name their favorite Identity Theory story of all time.

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Hey, Joel Osteen, I Like Your Teeth!

Joel Osteen Become a Better You cover

I was thinking the other day, how can I become a better me? And then I realized, hey, didn’t that smiley guy from TV write a book about that?

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Three Lit Picks from the Wayback Machine

We have been publishing for nine years now, and the sands of time–along with several redesigns–have eroded the presence of many older Identity Theory articles.

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Welcoming Two New Assistant Editors: Hilarie Ashton and John Madera

We are pleased to announce the addition of two bright young editors to the Identity Theory staff.

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Behind the Scenes at Identity Theory

The alt-weekly newspaper in Vermont, where Identity Theory is headquartered, recently featured us in its “State of the Arts” section.

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Long Live Photojournalism: Call for Submissions from the Visuals Section

The New York Times recently proclaimed the death of photojournalism.

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Give Us All Your (Poems About) Money!

I have decided to re-open poetry submissions temporarily, with one condition: they have to be about money.

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Notes on Emily Meg Weinstein’s "Noise" Essay

This essay was selected because of the author’s writing style and voice, which our editors found “robust,” “energetic,” “thoughtful,” and “sprawling (in a good way).”

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Identity Theory’s Best Articles of 2006

As a result of some twisted effort towards generosity, we felt compelled to give out prizes to the authors of our "top stories" in each category published on the site.

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Binion’s Room 1016

The novelty of lodging in the Positively Fifth Street room is somewhat lost on me — it’s just like the last room I was in, only slightly more literary.

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We’re Not Racists, We Promise

In a recent Identity Theory newsletter, I posed the question, "Does anyone know of any good Oriental places to eat in Austin?"

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