About

HCE Review (ISSN 2009-9916) is a  quarterly online literary journal launched in 2016 by the MA and MFA  Creative Writing courses at University College Dublin. The journal aims to publish fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and visual art from both established and emerging writers and artists from around the world.

The HCE Review podcast works in conjunction with the online journal to bring literature into the digital sphere, hosting regular readings  and speeches by prominent Irish authors, and featuring discussions of the pieces that appear in the online journal.

Name

Our name is inspired by James Joyce’s novel, Finnegans Wake. “HCE” refers to the central character, initially named Humphrey (or Harold) Chimpden Earwicker. However, these three letters are ascribed thousands of various meanings throughout the course of the novel.

In choosing this name, it is our desire not only to pay homage to Joyce, one of UCD’s most prominent graduates, but also to evoke the fluidity of names in Finnegans Wake, signifying the individuality of each person on our staff, and each contributor to our journal.

Please take some time to read the HCE Review before you submit: https://hcereview.com/ 

Submissions

Before submitting, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines.

Submissions received that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted unread.

Don’t give us a reason to reject your work before we’ve even had a chance to read it!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS ON THE SUBMISSION ITSELF!!! 

DETAILS IN SEPARATE COVER LETTER ONLY


Thank you for your interest in submitting to HCE Review. Please specify the title, type of submission (art) in the subject line, as per the following format: “Title_Type of Submission”.
Any submissions received that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted unread.
Please include a cover letter in a separate attachment with your name, an author bio of up to 100 words, the title of your piece, and contact information (including your email address).
Please do not include your name or contact information on the submission itself.
We only accept previously unpublished work.
We stress: Any submissions received that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted unread.
ARTWORK
Please submit up to three images as three separate submissions in either .jpg, .gif, or .png format. They should be sent in the largest size and highest resolution available, with the  understanding that the published image will be resized to a maximum of 400×550 pixels.
By submitting, you are stating that the work submitted is your own and has not been plagiarised in any way.



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS ON THE SUBMISSION ITSELF!!! 

DETAILS IN SEPARATE COVER LETTER ONLY


Thank you for your interest in submitting to HCE Review. Please specify the title, type of submission (CNF) in the subject line, as per the following format: “Title_Type of Submission”.
Any submissions received that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted unread.
Please include a cover letter in a separate attachment with your name, an author bio of up to 100 words, the title of your piece, and contact information (including your email address).
Please do not include your name or contact information on the submission itself.
We only accept previously unpublished work.
We stress: Any submissions received that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted unread.
CREATIVE NON-FICTION
Please attach one piece of fiction of up to 3000 words as a .doc or .docx file (no pdfs). It should be double-spaced and in 12 point Times New Roman font, unless the nature of the work demands otherwise.



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS ON THE SUBMISSION ITSELF!!! 

DETAILS IN SEPARATE COVER LETTER ONLY


Thank you for your interest in submitting to HCE Review. Please specify the title, type of submission (poetry) in the subject line, as per the following format: “Title(s)_Type of Submission”.
Any submissions received that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted unread.
Please include a cover letter in a separate attachment with your name, an author bio of up to 100 words, the title of your piece, and contact information (including your email address).
Please do not include your name or contact information on the submission itself.
We only accept previously unpublished work.
We stress: Any submissions received that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted unread.
POETRY
Please attach up to two poems, maximum 50 lines, as a .doc or .docx file (no pdfs). It should be in 12 point Times New Roman font, unless the nature of the work demands otherwise.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS ON THE SUBMISSION ITSELF!!! 

DETAILS IN SEPARATE COVER LETTER ONLY


Thank you for your interest in submitting to HCE Review. Please specify the title, type of submission (fiction) in the subject line, as per the following format: “Title_Type of Submission”.
Any submissions received that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted unread.
Please include a cover letter in a separate attachment with your name, an author bio of up to 100 words, the title of your piece, and contact information (including your email address). Please do not include your name or contact information on the submission itself.
We only accept previously unpublished work.
We stress: Any submissions received that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted unread.
FICTION
Please attach one piece of fiction of up to 3000 words as a .doc or .docx file (no pdfs). It should be double-spaced and in 12 point Times New Roman font, unless the nature of the work demands otherwise.



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