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News: Neon Is Nine Years Old This Month!

This month, Neon turns nine. That’s right; the magazine has been publishing for nine straight years without a break. Forty issues, three chapbooks, numerous broadsides and pamphlets; over one-thousand-seven-hundred pages of poetry, prose, photography and textual experimentation. To celebrate Neon‘s birthday, I’ll be giving away […]

News: Neon And Fur-Lined Ghettos

For a very limited time, I’m pleased to be able to offer copies of the fantastic literary magazine Fur-Lined Ghettos alongside copies of Neon. Just visit the shop page to place a combined order, and get both magazines for just £7 plus postage. I have […]

“The Mesmerist’s Daughter” Shortlisted For Saboteur Award

I’m very pleased to announce that Neon‘s latest chapbook – The Mesmerist’s Daughter by Heidi James – has been shortlisted for a Saboteur Award in the “Best Novella” category. Published only a week ago, the chapbook has already garnered a lot of positive attention, and […]

News: Third Neon Chapbook Revealed

I’m pleased to announce, at last, the third title in Neon‘s series of chapbooks. Heidi James’s novella The Mesmerist’s Daughter – published on Monday 27th April 2015 – is the hypnotic tale of a child with a wolf for a mother. The narrative of this […]

News: 2015 Forward Prize For Best Single Poem Nominations

Every year I nominate some poems from Neon for the prestigious Forward Prize For Best Single Poem. This award, administrated by the Forward Arts Foundation, seeks to reward the author of the best individual poem published in a magazine, newspaper or journal in the previous […]

News: Issue Forty Preview

Neon‘s fortieth issue has now been sent to the printer, and should be ready to go out in the first few weeks of March. In this edition we have some seriously unsettling fiction, with stories revolving around horrors as diverse as giant spiders and drive-thru […]

News: Submissions Summary (2014)

Ever since 2011 I’ve been keeping track of the number of submissions received each year. Here are the totals for last year, along with a few interesting notes. Have a look at the summaries for previous years (2011, 2012, 2013) to see how they compare. […]

News: Chapbook Submissions And Subscriptions

Firstly, Happy New Year to all Neon‘s readers and writers. I hope that the first few days of 2015 have been good and productive. I’ve been hard at work planning the year ahead, and mapping out some of the exciting projects that I want to […]

News: Happy Christmas And New Year!

2014 has been an exciting year for Neon, seeing the release of our first micro-anthology as well as the first in our series of chapbooks and pamphlets. Magazine issues have become almost twice as long as they were, and our cohort of subscribers has grown […]

News: 2014 Pushcart Prize Nominations

A few weeks ago I sent off Neon‘s nominations for next year’s Pushcart Prize. This annual award celebrates the best of the small press, and has been running for over a decade. I made six nominations – a combination of fiction and poetry – out […]