Announcement: HitchLit Restructuring

Due to the ongoing fiscal challenges that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic, The HitchLit Review will undergo a restructuring in 2021.

To reduce administrative costs and ensure the long term survival of our humble publication, we will be merging with Wick Weald Publishing, LLC during the late spring/early summer of this year. While The HitchLit Review will continue to pursue its mission to independently publish creative works in service to the secular community, our online home and archives will begin migrating to our new home in the coming weeks.

This new partnership will also bring with it exciting new opportunities for us, our contributors, and our editorial board, as we seek to expand our operations as an imprint of Wick Weald Publishing, LLC.

New Call: “Paradoxes”

The HitchLit Review and our editorial board is back for another exciting themed issue, slated for publication during the 2019 winter solstice!

This year’s Secular Special: Paradoxes. Do you hate going to religious services, but love studying the architecture? Paradox. Do you have a prudish friend who can’t bring themselves to purchase something personally, but they want it bad enough to recruit you to get it for them? Paradox! Are you an agnostic in a congregation who has been asked to teach Sunday school? HOLY Paradox!

As a secular journal, we are seeking essays, poems, scripts, and comics that capture the essence and ambivalence of the areligious community (i.e. agnostics, atheists, humanists, apostates, etc.), their lives, loves, and experiences.

Submissions may be sent as an attachment via email to This reading period ends on October 31. For further details, please visit our submissions page.

We look forward to reading you!

The HitchLit Review 2.1: Release

The HitchLit Review, 2.1 is set for a July 10 release. This issue will feature works from Joshua Baker, Jan Ball, Janice Bohman, Holly Day, Maggie DeCapua, Rupert Fike, Michael Glassman, Russell Helms, James Croal Jackson, Robert Kirvel, Kate LaDew, Bray McDonald, Logan Myhre, James Scruton, Ernest Gordon Taulbee, Ed Wade, and Changming Yuan.


HitchLit Special Issues: Women’s & Global Issues

In a 2010 interview with Jeremy Paxman (and frankly at almost every debate he participated in), Christopher Hitchens identified the best known cure for global poverty–the empowerment of women.

With this in mind we would like to announce that we have two new special issues planned for The HitchLit Review. The first–tentatively scheduled for release around the winter solstice–is our women’s issue.

Our second special issue, set for tentative release for the 2018 summer solstice, will seek to address global perspectives. What are the concerns of the secular community globally? How are our needs and goals similar, different, and how can we support and empower one another?

Watch out for our formal calls–to be released soon. In the mean time, should you wish to contribute something for the special issues specifically, please include in your submission’s subject line “Women’s Issue” or “Global Issue” to ensure that your piece is categorized appropriately.

Thanks to all those who have made The HitchLit Review possible. Keep an eye out for our inaugural issue, which should be live online Monday, September 4, 2017.

Inaugural Issue Selection Begins

HitchLit’s editorial board will begin making selections for its inaugural issue on May 15, 2017.

Any writers who wish to have their work considered for our first issue, please be sure that submissions are received by May 14th @ 11:59 PM.

For the moment, The HitchLit Review is accepting submissions on a rolling basis. Any work received after May 14th will be placed under consideration for Issue #2.

Thank you for your interest in (and support of) The HitchLit Review. Your response to our calls for submissions has been phenomenal. And don’t forget to check back at the end of the summer when HitchLit debuts!