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2018 Forward Prize For Best Single Poem Nominations

2018 Forward Prize For Best Single Poem Nominations

The Forward Prizes for poetry are a set of annual writing awards designed to celebrate the work of both established and emerging poets in the UK. They’re one of the most prestigious and long-running poetry prizes out there, with past winners that include Seamus Heaney, […]

Neon’s 2017 Best Small Fictions Nominations

Neon’s 2017 Best Small Fictions Nominations

Each year Braddock Avenue Books collects together the best “small fictions” published in the previous year for their aptly-named anthology The Best Small Fictions. Several stories which first appeared in Neon have been reprinted there, including Lydia Armstrong’s “The November We Are Fifteen” and Claire […]

Neon’s 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Neon’s 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Each year we put forward six pieces from the previous twelve months of Neon Literary Magazine to be considered for the Pushcart Prize. In case you’ve never heard of it, the Pushcart Prize is intended to celebrate the very best of the small press world […]

Our 2017 Chapbook: “Fears For The Near Future” By CS Mierscheid

Our 2017 Chapbook: “Fears For The Near Future” By CS Mierscheid

It’s been a long year… but just in time for Christmas we’re finally ready to announce the title of our 2017 chapbook. Fears For The Near Future by CS Mierscheid is a brilliant guide to the postmodern disorders of the present day. Think you might […]

News: Submissions Summary (2016)

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

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: 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. […]

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 […]