About Us

"IT defies demographic niches, and proves that you can do serious reading on a screen." - Seven Days

Identity Theory is an online literary magazine and cultural hub that has been publishing original writing, interviews, and other forms of creative expression since July 2000.

Within our web-based magazine's thousands of pages, you will find:

Hundreds of author interviews featuring notable writers like Howard Zinn, Jonathan Safran Foer, Chip Kidd, Azar Nafisi, Ethan Hawke, Donna Tartt, and Sarah Vowell.

Music interviews with indie and mainstream bands from Animal Collective and Ariel Pink to the Gin Blossoms to Midnight Oil to Sleater-Kinney—as well as album reviews and other music features.

Short, innovative fiction, including "We Are The Pretty" by Ryan Rickrode, "A Bird in the House" by Ben Black, and "Jack & Emily Texas Roadside Incident, Summer 2012" by David Rice.

Creative nonfiction about everything from race relations to warblers to whales to the erotic art of dying.

Film interviews with actors and directors like John Cusack and Doug Pray, as well as a film news and reviews blog.

Visual art and interviews including boxing images, New Yorker cartoonists, and photos of Guatemala and Cuba.

Book coverage, including a literary blog and formal reviews.

A social justice section containing politically conscious material and a blog.

Poetry from all over the world, as well as interviews with poets such as Donald Hall and Major Jackson.


How can I get involved with Identity Theory?
Want to become an editor, review books, interview interesting folks, maybe have your own blog on our site? Email editor@identitytheory.com (Matt Borondy) with those queries.

Where can I send a review copy of my book/album/film?
We welcome digital review copies as well as hard copies. Email Matt Borondy at editor@identitytheory.com for more information on where you can send galleys and completed books.

Is Identity Theory on social media?
You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also send a weekly email newsletter.

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