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News: Submissions Summary (2016)

For a few years I kept a record of submissions to Neon Literary Magazine, in the hopes that it would be fun and instructive. In fact, you can take a look at the summaries for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by clicking the […]

News: 2017 Forward Prize For Best Single Poem Nominations

Each year Neon Literary Magazine nominates a select handful of its featured poems for the prestigious Forward Prize For Best Single Poem. The award has been running since 1992, and is recognised as one of the greatest honours for poetry in the United Kingdom and […]

News: 2016 Best Small Fictions Nominations

Flash fiction is one of our favourite forms, and so it’s always a pleasure to see it recognised by the annual Best Small Fictions anthology. The anthology has, this year, been adopted by Braddock Avenue Books, and will be guest-edited by none other than Amy […]

News: A Few Small Changes…

An enjoyable chunk of last month was spent updating the websites for both Neon Books and Neon Literary Magazine to the shiny, clean new interface you’re looking at now. Playing with WordPress and picking out colour schemes is always fun, but I’m also planning on […]

News: Issue Forty-Three Preview

Issue forty-three is due back from the printer any day now, and I’ve set the release date for Thursday 4th August. That gives you just under a month to pre-order a copy or sign up for a subscription and receive Neon for an entire year. […]

News: Pay What You Want For All Three Neon Chapbooks

Starting today, and continuing until this time next week, all three Neon chapbooks will be available as a digital bundle. The really exciting part is this: you can set your own price! Just click here to head through to Gumroad, where you can decide what […]

Alumni News: March 2016

It’s been over a year since I last caught up with past contributors to the magazine. In that time many of them have been busy publishing books, collections, stories and poems – sometimes in magazines, and sometimes on the walls of buses and trains! Quite […]

News: 2016 Write Well Award Nominations

Following on from my last update about my nominations for the 2016 Forward Prize For Best Single Poem, I’ve also put forward several pieces for the 2016 Write Well Award, run by the Silver Pen Writers Association. This relatively new award seeks to recognise excellence […]

News: 2016 Forward Prize For Best Single Poem Nominations

The Forward Prizes, awarded annually, are some of the most prestigious awards for poetry available in the UK. Each year I nominate four of the best poems published in Neon during the previous twelve months for the Best Single Poem category – the top prize […]

“The Death Of The Motherless Kitten” Available As A Single

Huang Kaishan’s haunting story “The Death Of The Motherless Kitten” first appeared in issue thirty-eight of Neon, all the way back in 2014. In that year, it was one of our Pushcart Prize nominations, and it remains free online for anyone to read. In it, […]