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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).

News: Issue Forty-Three Preview

A little preview of issue forty-three.

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.

This issue of Neon has everything, from a graphic short story about the Cat Ladies of Czechoslovakia to an investigation into the post-literary lives of various fictional characters. There’s also a story about a massacre on an asteroid, and some fantastic poetry and hybrid fiction from a selection of writers, poets and artists.

Our featured creators in this edition are Juliet Kinder, Lucas Shepherd, Thea Hawlin, Lynn Hoffman, Stephen Devereux, Karina Evans, Kelly Muskat, Lydia Armstrong, Faye Moorhouse, Robert N Lee, and Toby Penney. The cover image is by the award-winning young photographer Eleanor Leonne Bennett.

Head to the Purchase / Subscribe page to sign up or pre-order your copy of issue forty-three, or sign up to the mailing list below to be reminded on August 4th when it’s available to order.

News: 2014 Forward Prize For Best Single Poem Nominations

Forward Prizes

I’ve now sent in Neon‘s four nominations for the Forward Arts Foundation‘s 2014 poetry prize. Each of the below have been entered into the Best Single Poem category – congratulations and best of luck to all of them. Click on the links to read the poems, download the issues or find out more about each poet.

“39 Milvington Road” by Jenny Gray (#35)

“Afterlives – Delores Haze (Lolita) by Lynn Hoffman (#34)

“Unplanned” by Simon Collings (#36)

“Paranormal Investigation” by Derek Adams (#35)

The Forward Prizes are awarded each year by the Forward Arts Foundation, and celebrate the best full collection, best first collection and best single poem to have been published in the preceding twelve months. There’s significant prize money for the winners, who will be announced around October this year.

Neon Literary Magazine #34

Image by Andrew Shoemaker

Issue 34 of Neon features the work of Sam Frankl, Eliza Victoria, Lynn Hoffman, Tracey Iceton, Michael Frazer, Kate Folk, Heidi James, and Nancy Hightower. The cover photograph is by Andrew Shoemaker.

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 spring 2013 (print and online).

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“Afterlives – Delores Haze (Lolita)” by Lynn Hoffman

Image by Ivan Vicencio

It was Lo in the morning? No.
It was high in the morning, higher
still in the afternoon, chasing butterflies’
reflections, the higher hire of his lowing.

His ass in jail, he put a spin, spun a tail
that followed him right up his end.
His story makes me pukenlaugh.
He stole my this, he killed my that
What bull! That stupid, stuffy cow.

Of all my men, he was the leastest
blindest, thickest, soaring-boringest,
my On The Road toad.
He didn’t take much time to kill
mom, the man and him then us.

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Lynn Hoffman is from Brooklyn and lives in Philadelphia. He is the author of The Short Course In Beer. He leads wine and beer tastings, but most of the time he just loafs and fishes.

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