Hypertrophic Literary publishes work that makes us feel something: joy, shock, despair – whatever. The more emotionally evocative the better. Our goal is to make reading not only a psychological experience, but a physical one too.
We started the magazine with the intention of doing things a little differently than the magazines already out there.
1) We think that in order for this industry to thrive we need to constantly see new voices emerging. Because of this, we consistently publish new writers. We don't care if a contributor has never been printed on a page before - as long as the quality of the work speaks for itself, it goes in. We aren't here to showcase big names, we're here to showcase big talent.
2) We don't think that being published in one magazine really gives a piece the chance to be seen that it deserves. We have zero qualms against including previously published material and we always credit the original source.
Response time: 1-2 months.