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Review: “Love and Invention” by Benjamin Constable

Review: “Love and Invention” by Benjamin Constable

Author: Benjamin Constable | Publisher: Delirium | Buy: Direct | More: Goodreads Love and Invention is the story of two men, separated by time, but bound together by separation, philosophy, and their relationship. On the one hand we have Maleck, our protagonist who is sixteen […]

2019 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem Nominations

2019 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem Nominations

The Forward Prizes are among the most prestigious awards open to both established and emerging poets in the UK. They’ve been running since 1992, and in that time winners have included poets such as Seamus Heaney, Simon Armitage, Kate Tempest and hundreds of others. Each […]

Interview: Amanda Faith Poirier

Interview: Amanda Faith Poirier

We talk to Amanda Faith Poirier – whose short story “Floatitis” appeared in issue forty-seven of Neon – about flight, social media, and what it is to write something that sticks. In your story “Floatitis” a plague of uncontrollable floating sweeps across the world. The […]

Interview: Victoria Jones

Interview: Victoria Jones

We talk to Victoria Jones – whose short story “Write Me Gently” appeared in issue forty-seven of Neon – about romantic relationships between women in fiction, horror, and the end of the world. Your story spans several different time periods, settings and genres. Was it […]

Review: Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Review: Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Author: Emily Ruskovich | Publisher: Chatto & Windus | Buy: Amazon UK/Amazon USA | More: Goodreads Emily Ruskovich examines the blurred line between truth and myth in her beautifully written debut novel, Idaho. Whilst out collecting wood in the mountains near Ponderosa, Idaho, Jenny murders […]

Neon’s 2018 Best Small Fictions Nominations

Neon’s 2018 Best Small Fictions Nominations

One of the last things we did in 2018 was send off our nominations for the Best Small Fictions anthology – an annual collection of the best short and hybrid fiction collated by Braddock Avenue Books. In past years a number of stories which which […]

Review: “Invasions” by Calvin Gimpelevich

Review: “Invasions” by Calvin Gimpelevich

Author: Calvin Gimpelevich | Publisher: Instar Books | Buy: Amazon UK/Amazon USA | More: Goodreads Opening with micro-piece “Velcro” – a surreal meditation on post-gender confirmation surgery Velcro nipples – it becomes apparent that Calvin Gimplevich’s Invasions will be an exploration of the physical body, […]

Review: “Salt” by Amber D Tran

Review: “Salt” by Amber D Tran

Author: Amber D Tran | Publisher: Shanti Arts | Buy: Amazon UK/Amazon USA | More: Goodreads As a reader who prefers his poetry language- rather than narrative-focussed, Amber D Tran’s 2018 collection, Salt, is not the kind of book I would usually gravitate towards, which […]

Review: “White Wine and Medicinal Marijuana” by Julia Cirignano

Review: “White Wine and Medicinal Marijuana” by Julia Cirignano

Author: Julia Cirignano | Publisher: Createspace | Buy: Amazon UK/Amazon USA | More: Goodreads In the preface of her collection White Wine and Medicinal Marijuana, Julia Cirignano says she hopes to “attract, startle, and also comfort” her readers. Through a compilation of unique, sensory and […]

The Apocalypse Primer: Novels

The Apocalypse Primer: Novels

The apocalypse has long been fertile ground for the literary imagination. There’s something irresistably fascinating, it seems, in the idea of total destruction – whether that be by means of war, plague, natural disaster, or something more odd and unpredictable. Now more than ever, a […]