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Neon Literary Magazine Issue Forty-Four

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In this edition of Neon we visit the quaint yet dystopian English town of Scarfolk, observe mysterious goings on in a grand hotel, meet a rather more respectable imaginary version of the president of the United States of America in a dream prison, sit in on a number of brutal executions (one historical, one sexual) and witness the creation of some seriously amazing fantasy inventions. There’s a graphic short story by acclaimed illustrator Stephen Collins, and some beautiful illustrations by Jia Sung, as well as fiction and poetry by Thomas Evans, Elizabeth Sackett, Ed Cottrell, Cheryl Pearson, Frederick Pollack, Eric Shattuck, Molly O’ Brien and James Hodgson.

Neon is pay-what-you-want to download, and costs just £4.00 for a physical copy. In its perfect-bound format each issue is around 70 pages, and is photo-illustrated in black and white.

Published winter 2017 (print and online).

Neon Literary Magazine Issue Forty-Three

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This issue of Neon has everything, from Faye Moorhouse’s beautiful graphic short story “The Cat Ladies Of Czechoslovakia” to Lynn Hoffman’s poetic investigation into the post-literary lives of various fictional characters (just what did happen to that Potter kid after the magic dried up, anyway?). Stories range from hard sci-fi (“You used to be in the band; now you work on the asteroid,” writes Robert N Lee in his story “98 Ianthe”) to poetic meditations on stock photography (Juliet Kinder’s “Empty Frames”). Other featured creators in this edition include Lucas Shepherd, Thea Hawlin, Stephen Devereux, Karina Evans, Kelly Muskat, Lydia Armstrong and Toby Penney. The cover image is by the award-winning young photographer Eleanor Leonne Bennett.

Neon is pay-what-you-want to read online, and costs just £4.00 for a physical copy. In its perfect-bound format each issue is around 70 pages, and is photo-illustrated in black and white.

Published summer 2016 (print and online).

Neon Literary Magazine Issue Forty-Two

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From a brief biography of a man raised as a chicken, to a mortuary romance, to a tale that teeters on the edge of a precariously-assembled tower, issue forty-two of Neon is packed with excellent poetry and fiction. There’s even a grotesquely surreal comic by Swedish artist Janne Karlsson, and a beautiful cover image by urban explorer and photographer James Kerwin. Featured writers include Luke Silver, Clifford Parody, Jane Flett, Mack W Mani, Tara White, Eliza Victoria, Gregory Cartwright, Caroline Hardaker, and Natalia Theodoridou.

Neon is free to read online, and costs just £4.00 for a physical copy. In its perfect-bound format each issue is around 70 pages, and is photo-illustrated in black and white. Included with the print edition of this issue is a free broadside by Jaclyn Weber.

Published winter 2016 (print and online).

Neon Literary Magazine Issue Forty-One

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In Neon‘s forty-first edition we have a story told backward in time, as well as tales of unsettling dystopian funerals, meat obsessions, and odd encounters on the London Underground. There’s also a selection of poetry, including a piece about birds’ feet and another about an unusual autopsy. This issue features the work of Nadine Darling, Annalise Spurr, Amber Hart, Tamsin Hopkins, Alec Hutchinson, Kate Feld, Ian Mullins, Anton Rose, Daniel Uncapher, and Matthew Dobson.

Neon is free to read online, and costs just £4.00 for a physical copy. In its perfect-bound format each issue is around 70 pages, and is photo-illustrated in black and white. Free copies of Battery Pack Volume Two will be distributed along with this issue.

Published summer 2015 (print and online).

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Neon Literary Magazine Issue Forty

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Neon‘s fortieth issue is filled with some seriously unsettling fiction, with stories revolving around horrors as diverse as giant spiders and drive-thru fast food joints. There’s also a selection of poetry and prose-poetry hybrids featuring errant next door neighbours, lurking swamp monsters, and a pill that can make you fall in love. This issue’s authors are Sean Markey, Laura McKee, Sam Kolinski, Paul Clyne, Ruth Brandt, Flavian Mark Lupinetti, Mack Gelber, Jenny Blackford, Kate Wisel, and Paul French. Sarah Katharina Kayß (issue thirty-six) also returns with another excellent cover image.

Neon is free to read online, and costs just £4.00 for a physical copy. In its new, perfect-bound format each issue is around 70 pages, and is photo-illustrated in black and white. Free copies of Francine Rubin’s poetry pamphlet The Last Ballet Class will be distributed along with this issue.

Published winter 2015 (print and online).

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Neon Literary Magazine #39

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In issue 39 of Neon everything goes wrong. Parties become nightmares, bridges collapse into bays, a house fire consumes possessions, cars freeze over and life plans dissolve into nothingness. But if that all sounds a bit depressing it’s worth mentioning that there are also dinosaurs and quicksand-related adventures and an elephant that nobody seems to want to speak about, even when it’s drinking their tea. Contributors to this issue include James Nixon, Tracey Iceton, Debra McQueen, Emily Rose Cole, Alex Sword, Colin Bancroft, Jasmine Chatfield, Matthew Di Paoli, Jack Houston, Gerard McKeown, and Frederick Pollack. The cover image is by the very talented Davyd Samuels.

Neon is free to read online, and costs just £4.00 for a physical copy. In its new, perfect-bound format each issue is around 70 pages, and is photo-illustrated in black and white. Free copies of Neon‘s first ever pamphlet (the intriguingly-titled Selected Timelines: Past & Future by Holly Jensen) will be distributed along with this issue.

Published winter 2014 (print and online).

“Quicksand” by Matthew Di Paoli is now available as a Neon Single in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats.

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Neon Literary Magazine #38

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Issue 38 of Neon begins with a world in which everyone has been swallowed by whales, and ends with a recurring nightmare story about a kitten. In between there are desert islands, floods and plagues, flings and wounds and Facebook, the possibility of cannibalism, and a series of lesser-known wars. The lineup includes Steve Subrizi, Peter Branson, Ian Mullins, Holly Day, Claire Joanne Huxham, Jonathan Greenhause, Mark Vanner, Alina Rios, Sam Preminger, and Huang Kaishan. The cover image is by Diána Farkas Fruzsina. As well as the usual selection of fiction and poetry, there is also an extract from Karen Heuler’s recent novel Glorious Plague.

Neon is free to read online, and costs just £4.00 for a physical copy. In its new, perfect-bound format each issue is around 70 pages, and is photo-illustrated in black and white. Free copies of Neon‘s tiny anthology of micro-fiction Battery Pack (featuring the miniature masterpieces of David Hartley, Henry Northmore, Sarah Butler, Tamasine Reilley, Jenny Mackenzie, and Tracy Fells) will be distributed along with this issue.

Published summer 2014 (print and online).

“The Death Of The Motherless Kitten” by Huang Kaishan is also now available as a Neon Single in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats.

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Neon Literary Magazine #37

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Issue 37, Neon‘s first issue of 2014, features the work of Paul Bavister, Shanalee Smith, Noel Williams, Christopher Owen, Tracey S Rosenberg, Erric Emerson, Meg Eden, and Joe Evans.  The cover image is by Timur Cetintas. In its pages you will find guns and knives, nightmarish exam days, a story about Facebook friends and some excellent concrete poetry.

Neon is free to read online, and costs just £2.50 for a physical copy. Each issue is 40 pages, A5, saddle-stitched and photo-illustrated in black and white.

Published winter 2014 (print and online).

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Neon Literary Magazine #36

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Issue 36 of Neon features the work of Paul Ebbs, Simon Collings, Michael Hemmingson, CJ Opperthauser, Amy Schreibman Walter, Dan Coxon, and Helen Addy. The cover image is by Sarah Katharina Kayß. There’s time travel, mannequins, failed attempts at kindness, a haunting retreat to a cabin in the woods, and a trip on board the Anti-Titanic.

Neon is free to read online, and costs just £2.50 for a physical copy. Each issue is 40 pages, A5, saddle-stitched and photo-illustrated in black and white.

Published autumn 2013 (print and online).

“But Always Meeting Ourselves” by Leo Hunt is also available in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats as a Neon Single.

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Neon Literary Magazine #35

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Issue 35 of Neon features the work of Jenny Gray, Jack Brodie, Noel Sloboda, Sarah Greenfield Clark, Nicole Cloutier, Derek Adams, Deborah Sellers, and Annette Volfing. The cover image is by Imran Khan.

Neon is free to read online, and costs just £2.50 for a physical copy. Each issue is 40 pages, A5, saddle-stitched and photo-illustrated in black and white.

Published summer 2013 (print and online).

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