Interview

Interview: M Durand

Interview: M Durand

We talk to M Durand – whose short stories appeared in issue forty-five of Neon – about visions of the devil, creativity across different mediums, and what makes horror horrifying. One of your stories in issue forty-five of Neon revolves around the devil appearing in […]

Interview: Esteban Rodriguez

Interview: Esteban Rodriguez

We talk to Esteban Rodriguez – whose poetry appeared in issue forty-five of Neon – about abandonment, theme parks and the uncanny nature of mannequins. Your poetry in issue forty-five of Neon revolves around abandoned places and things: the theme park that’s oddly empty, the scarecrow alone […]

Interview: Simone Martel

Interview: Simone Martel

We talk to Simone Martel – author of the short story “Urban Terroir” in issue forty-five of Neon – about growing food, playing games and writing across a variety of forms. Your story takes place on an urban smallholding, and you mention in your biography […]

Interview: CS Mierscheid

Interview: CS Mierscheid

The following interview originally appeared under the title “In New Fear” in Polyglot 141, who have been kind enough to allow us to republish it here in advance of the release of our 2017 chapbook Fears For The Near Future by CS Mierscheid. * It […]

Interview: Cheryl Pearson

Interview: Cheryl Pearson

We talk to Cheryl Pearson, Neon alumni and author of the poetry collection Oysterlight (Pindrop Press) about writing myths and legends, and organising poetry collections. Oysterlight is a rich collection of poems underpinned by a variety of themes. Myth, legend and nature seemed to me to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interview: Our 2017 Forward Prize Nominees

Interview: Our 2017 Forward Prize Nominees

We spoke with our three Forward Prize nominees – Stephen Devereux, Lydia Armstrong and Frederick Pollack – about poetic forms, inspiration and editing. What makes for a strong poem, in your opinion? Stephen Devereux: I like poems that  are closely observed, that use original metaphors, […]

Interview: Mack W Mani

We talk to Mack W Mani (whose poems appeared in issue forty-two) about weird fiction, loneliness and the future. I loved the ideas behind your poems “Going Under”, “Heir” and “Belasis And Hastur”. From where did you get the inspiration for these pieces? “Going Under” […]