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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 […]

The Lit Mag Graveyard: Stranger Box

The Lit Mag Graveyard: Stranger Box

Literary magazines are fragile creatures. They come and go. Some last barely longer than the average butterfly, and many venerable institutions are only ever one bad month away from folding like an origami stepladder. When a small literary magazine shuts its doors, it often disappears […]

Review: “Recycled Glass” By Fred McGavran

Review: “Recycled Glass” By Fred McGavran

Publisher: Glass Lyre Press | Author: Fred McGavran | Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon USA | More: Goodreads Recycled Glass isn’t a bad title for Fred McGavran’s second short story collection. The eleven tales contained within are brightly-coloured and angular, and come in a variety […]

The Big List Of UK Literary Magazines

The Big List Of UK Literary Magazines

Literary magazines publish fiction, poetry, criticism and other writing. They range from online blogzines to printed publications sold from university bookstores. The list below is a reasonably-comprehensive run down of magazines based in the UK. If you’re an aspiring writer or poet it’s well worth […]

The Apocalypse Primer: Films

The Apocalypse Primer: Films

With the “Apocalypse” issue of Neon slowly rumbling over the horizon, we’ve been exploring the end of the world in a variety of literary forms. Last time we brought you our top five apocalyptic books. This time it’s films. If any of these cataclysmic endings […]

Five New Ways To Read More Books

Five New Ways To Read More Books

The way books are published and consumed has changed more in the last decade than it did in the previous hundred years… and yet, for the most part, the (basically awful) Amazon Kindle is the only new innovation in reading that most people are aware […]

Interview: Richard Dent

Interview: Richard Dent

We talk to Richard Dent, author of the comic book series Myopia, about what it takes to write a successful graphic novel, and how it ties in with other types of writing. What is your writing background? Had you ever written a graphic novel or […]

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 […]

Interview: Ed Cottrell

Interview: Ed Cottrell

We talk to Ed Cottrell (whose story appeared in issue forty-four) about parasites, horror, and how to pronounce the unpronounceable. The world is filled with interesting parasites. Did any in particular form part of your research or inspiration for “Catastrophe (Or Larva)”? There isn’t a […]

Interview: Eric Shattuck

Interview: Eric Shattuck

We talk to Eric Shattuck (whose stories appeared in issue forty-four) about Presidents, freelancing, and the art of the short story. In your story “Signals Of Fear And Uncertainty” the narrator runs into the President Of The United States. When you wrote the story, were […]