Mission

Hysterical is a literary magazine that strives to highlight the diversity of writers who are women, femmes or non-binary people whose work deftly navigates and subverts societal expectations across and between genres, carving out a unique space for voices working to redefine the persistently patriarchal world of literary writing generally and humor specifically.

Vision

Hysterical will be a cultural hub for a progressive community of writers and readers where the voices of writers who are women, femmes or non-binary people are celebrated without caveat or reserve through the perspectives showcased in our print and online publications, events, and an active role in ongoing public discourse.