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News: 2017 Forward Prize For Best Single Poem Nominations

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: Issue Forty-Four Preview

News: Issue Forty-Four Preview

Issue forty-four of Neon is set to launch in a blaze of confetti on Thursday 9th February 2017. Tickets to the launch party have sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pre-order the issue and get your hands on it before almost anyone else. […]

Review: “The Sea Wave” by Rolli

Review: “The Sea Wave” by Rolli

Author: Rolli | Publisher: Guernica Editions | Buy: Print / Digital | More: Goodreads Rolli’s novella-in-flash-fiction The Sea Wave begins with a curious dedication: “To anyone,” it reads, “who has ever drowned.” Odd, but eerily beautiful, I thought – and I was pleased to find […]

Event: Joint Launch Of Issue Forty-Four And “When You Lived Inside The Walls”

Event: Joint Launch Of Issue Forty-Four And “When You Lived Inside The Walls”

We’re not usually one for events, but with the upcoming launch of issue forty-four coinciding neatly with the launch of Krishan‘s chapbook of short stories from Stonewood Press, we thought that there was something worth celebrating. As such we’ll be gathering in Norwich at The […]

Review: “Killing Time At Lightspeed” by Gritfish

Developer: Gritfish | Buy: Original Game / Enhanced Edition | More: Steam Facebook can be addictive. You log on to answer one message, and three hours later you’re several pages deep in a clickbait news site, or else have been lurking for updates on the […]

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 […]

Literary Lists: Five Excellent Graphic Short Stories To Read This Month

A graphic short story can be a hard thing to quantify – it lingers somewhere between a comic strip and a graphic novel. They’re usually short enough to read in a single sitting, but often longer than just a couple of pages. Many also deal […]

Review: “Post High School Reality Quest” by Meg Eden

Publisher: California Coldblood Books | Author: Meg Eden | More: Goodreads Meg Eden’s first novel, Post-High School Reality Quest, (due to be published next year by California Coldblood books) explores the engagement of science-fiction with technology, and blurs the lines of reality through the touching […]

Review: “Houdini’s Wife And Other Poems” by Amy Schreibman Walter

Author: Amy Schreibman Walter | Publisher: Dancing Girl Press | Buy: Publisher | More: Harry Houdini Harry Houdini is, even now – ninety years after his death – something of a household name. The master escapologist became famous for, among other things, wriggling free from […]

Feature: Below The Line Poetry

Today, Joe Shooman bring us “Below The Line Poetry” – verses constructed from the comments sections of various papers. In this particular suite, the focus is Jeremy Corbyn’s recent victory in the UK Labour Party leadership contest, and the papers consulted for material are The […]