Boom! New HCE Review Team!

So, we have finally been handed the mantle of greatness by last year’s amazing, talented and diligent HCE Review Editorial Team. It’s a hard act to follow. The 2017 HCE Review team have handed us a literary journal of which they should be very proud. We hope we will do your hard work justice and that we will carry on a bring the journal to ever greater heights.

Here’s a little photo of some of the team during a brief interlude in our busy editorial schedule. HCE Review Team

And here are the inner workings of our various teams. We are actively seeking your best poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art submissions for our next issue. Please check our guidelines and get submitting.

2018 Staff

 

Justine Carbery, James Hudson, Co-Editors-in-Chief

David O’Connor, Assistant Editor-in Chief

Fiction

Brenda Casey and Susan Grimes  Fiction Editors

Fiction Readers:

Emer Rogers, Aingela Flannery, Aoife Fitzpatrick

Creative Non-fiction

Shauna Smullen, Katherina Scholz Creative Non-Fiction Editors

CNF Readers:

Estelle Birdy, Liz Hochin

Poetry

Nidhi Eipu, Lianne Zwannberg Poetry Editors

Poetry Readers

David O’Connor, Jayne Quan

Podcast

Nina Ariane, David O’Connor

Social Media

Estelle Birdy Social Media Editor

 Art

Jayne Quan  Team Lead

 

 

 

Epic Notes To Self

The wonderful Emilie Pine, UCD Associate Professor and author of the acclaimed collection of essays, Notes To Self, visited us at HCE Review HQ last week. I’m sure that I am not the only one who was bowled over by this witty, clever, charming woman who has changed the face of non-fiction forever with her down-to-earth and raw account of her life experiences.

The book has received rave reviews from all over the world and I attach here, one such review with a tight connection to the HCE Review itself. HCE Review Co-Editor-In-Chief, Justine Carbery writes in the Sunday Independent of her admiration for this beautiful collection. Please read and then go straight out and buy this life-changing book!

Review: Notes To Self

Poetry Symposium 2018 – Pierce Morton

As part of UCD’s poetry symposium last week, we were thrilled to be able to hear what UCD’s Creative Writing MA students have been tinkering with.

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Pierce Morton is an Australia occupant, currently residing in Ireland. He is enjoying the literary world of Dublin and hopes to contribute with a blend of poetry and prose.

Poetry Symposium 2018 – Siobhan Mac Mahon

As part of UCD’s poetry symposium last week, we were thrilled to be able to hear what UCD’s Creative Writing MA students have been tinkering with.

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Siobhan Mac Mahon has been performing her poetry and creating Spoken Word projects for many years, mainly in the UK, combining Poetry with music, dance and with film. Winner of the 2017 WOMAD poetry slam, the Ilkley Literature Festival open Mic and the Sheffield, Off the Shelf Literary Festival open mic. Her poetry has been published both online and in print – most recently in a Bloodaxe Anthology – Hallelujah for 50 Foot Women.

 

Poetry Symposium 2018 – Amy Gaffney

As part of UCD’s poetry symposium last week, we were thrilled to be able to hear what UCD’s Creative Writing MA students have been tinkering with.

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Amy is from Kildare and is currently co-editor of the HCE Review. Amy’s writing tends towards the darker side. She enjoys writing fiction, dark of course, and some dystopia, but of late has been writing poetry. And liking it! Her poems, in no particular order, are “Archaeology,” “Astroturfing,” and “Conditioned.”

UCD Poetry Symposium 2018 – Jamie Stedmond

As part of UCD’s poetry symposium last week, we were thrilled to be able to hear what UCD’s Creative Writing MA students have been tinkering with.

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Jamie Stedmond is a young Irish writer, currently based in Dublin. Jamie is pursuing an MA in Creative Writing at University College Dublin. His stories and poems are previously published or forthcoming in Occulum, The Bohemyth, Dodging the Rain, The Cabinet of Heed, and other journals in Ireland and abroad. He tweets @JamieStedmond. Jamie’s two featured poems are “As Crabs Dance” followed by “Potholing.”

Reading from Leanne O’Sullivan

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Today, we were privileged to hear a reading from Leanne O’Sullivan’s new poetry collection, Quarter of an Hour by the woman herself.