Micro Submission Guidelines

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Thank you for your interest in publishing your micro in Identity Theory. We thoughtfully read, consider, and discuss all submissions. Qualifying micros selected for publication will be considered for nomination to the annual Best Microfiction, Best Small Fictions, Pushcart Prize, and Best of the Net anthologies. Before submitting, read the guidelines below:

  1. Send 1-3 pieces of micro prose or poetry to Vic Nogay at micro@identitytheory.com.
  2. Prose pieces should be no more than 500 words in length.
  3. Poems should be no more than 8 lines.
  4. You may paste your submission in the body of the email and/or attach pieces in a single file to your email. Whichever you choose, please ensure it is clear when a new piece begins.
  5. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please inform us promptly if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.
  6. We do not accept previously published submissions.
  7. We do not accept AI-generated submissions.
  8. A brief cover letter is always appreciated. In your cover letter, include a short author biography (50-100 words), and please indicate if the pieces in your submission are fiction, nonfiction, or something else.
  9. Expect a response within one month. If you have not heard from us in this time, please inquire.
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