About

HCE Review (ISSN 2009-9916) is a bimonthly 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.

STAFF

Curtis Harrison, Editor-in-chief

FICTION
Kerry Ulm and Lisa Herden, Team Leads
Manus Boyle Tobin
Chris Connolly
Niamh Crosbie
Keri Heath
Deborah Lawson Lucas
Mallory Melton
Tina Møller
Susanna Naismith
Caitriona O’Malley
Jordan Smith

POETRY
Aidan Dolbashian, Team Lead
Chris Connolly
Manus Boyle Tobin
Ryan Murphy
Grace Wilentz

CREATIVE NON-FICTION
Jordan Smith, Team Lead
Manus Boyle Tobin
Niamh Crosbie
Aidan Dolbashian
Tina Møller
Kerry Ulm
Grace Wilentz

CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS
Jordan Smith, Team Lead
Manus Boyle Tobin
Niamh Crosbie
Keri Heath
Ryan Murphy
Caitriona O’Malley

PODCAST
Keri Heath, Team Lead
Lisa Herden
Deborah Lawson Lucas
Mallory Melton
Caitriona O’Malley
Karl Quigley
Jordan Smith
Kerry Ulm

SOCIAL MEDIA
Niamh Crosbie, Team Lead
Mallory Melton
Karl Quigley

FUNDRAISING
Tina Møller, Team Lead
Keri Heath
Lisa Herden
Deborah Lawson Lucas
Mallory Melton

ART AND DESIGN
Mallory Melton, Design Team Lead
Ryan Murphy, Art Team Lead
Aidan Dolbashian
Karl Quigley