About

So . . . what is Hair Trigger 2.0 ?

Established in 2016, Hair Trigger 2.0 is an annually published literary magazine affiliated with the Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago that welcomes a broad spectrum of fiction and nonfiction.

At Hair Trigger 2.0, the work of established and emerging authors is treated with equal consideration. Contributors come from a wide array of backgrounds, cultures, and creative communities. We strive to publish stories with unlikely perspectives and compelling voices that meld authoritative storytelling and authorial risks with themes that elicit a deep emotional response from our readers.

In addition to the annual publication of fiction and nonfiction, Hair Trigger 2.0 publishes interviews and book reviews on a bi-weekly basis. HT2.0 is dedicated to the cultivation of future voices in writing, and because we want new and emerging writing to find success, we also publish an in-depth advice column with helpful suggestions on how bring your writing to publishable quality and jump into the oft-confusing world of publishing with a sense of confidence.