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Neon’s 2017 Best Small Fictions Nominations

Neon’s 2017 Best Small Fictions Nominations

Each year Braddock Avenue Books collects together the best “small fictions” published in the previous year for their aptly-named anthology The Best Small Fictions. Several stories which first appeared in Neon have been reprinted there, including Lydia Armstrong’s “The November We Are Fifteen” and Claire […]

Interview: CS Mierscheid

Interview: CS Mierscheid

The following interview originally appeared under the title “In New Fear” in Polyglot 141, who have been kind enough to allow us to republish it here in advance of the release of our 2017 chapbook Fears For The Near Future by CS Mierscheid. * It […]

The Big List Of UK Writing Competitions

The Big List Of UK Writing Competitions

When it comes to getting your work noticed, there’s very little that’s better than having won or been shortlisted for a writing competition… and the odds of that happening may not be as long as you think. Every competition listed below produces one or more […]

Neon’s 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Neon’s 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Each year we put forward six pieces from the previous twelve months of Neon Literary Magazine to be considered for the Pushcart Prize. In case you’ve never heard of it, the Pushcart Prize is intended to celebrate the very best of the small press world […]

Our 2017 Chapbook: “Fears For The Near Future” By CS Mierscheid

Our 2017 Chapbook: “Fears For The Near Future” By CS Mierscheid

It’s been a long year… but just in time for Christmas we’re finally ready to announce the title of our 2017 chapbook. Fears For The Near Future by CS Mierscheid is a brilliant guide to the postmodern disorders of the present day. Think you might […]

Review: “Brief Eulogies For Lost Animals” by Daniel Hudon

Review: “Brief Eulogies For Lost Animals” by Daniel Hudon

Publisher: Pen And Anvil | Author: Daniel Hudon | Buy: Amazon USA Most readers will be able to picture, with some degree of accuracy, a dodo. These flightless birds disappeared from existence sometime shortly after 1660, and are known now only through paintings, sculptures, and […]

Five Seriously Creepy Horror Stories To Read This Month

Five Seriously Creepy Horror Stories To Read This Month

When it comes to horror, the short story is the perfect form. Its brevity allows for a swift escalation into madness, but it’s not so short that it’s over before discomfort has had a chance to mount. With the advent of Halloween, we’ve compiled a […]

Interview: Cheryl Pearson

Interview: Cheryl Pearson

We talk to Cheryl Pearson, Neon alumni and author of the poetry collection Oysterlight (Pindrop Press) about writing myths and legends, and organising poetry collections. Oysterlight is a rich collection of poems underpinned by a variety of themes. Myth, legend and nature seemed to me to […]

The Big List Of UK Literary Magazines

The Big List Of UK Literary Magazines

Literary magazines. They’re strange beasts: beautiful, varied and often painfully short-lived. For poets and writers, however, they’re invaluable. Not only do they allow you to get a feel for the writing of your contemporaries, but they also represent one of the most accessible routes to […]

The Lit Mag Graveyard: Pindeldyboz

The Lit Mag Graveyard: Pindeldyboz

The archives of now-defunct literary magazine Pindeldyboz are still, at the time of writing, available to read online… remarkable given that the magazine ceased publication seven long years ago. Although the site has weathered a little with age, it’s still very much intact, and on […]