HCE Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


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.


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/ 


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!

HCE Review