I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this. Now I'm not considering writing under a completely assumed name as I think it is a ridiculous pain to do so. But my first and last names together seem like lengthy mouthful. I was curious about the legality of using my middle name and last name only, without using my first initial. Would this still be like writing under a pseudonym? Can I submit my work under my shorter name and omit my first name (aside from the times where they would need my full name)? Or should I treat it like a pseudonym and submit under my full name, and publish under my shorter name? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!