Neon Literary Magazine

Neon Literary Magazine

Neon Literary Magazine


Editor: Krishan Coupland, Editor
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About The Publication:

AS OF 08/24/23
NB: Due to technical difficulties, we’ve had to put the magazine on indefinite hiatus. Submissions are closed, and subscribers will be contacted directly. Thank you for all your support and interest over the years. We hope to resume publishing at some point in the future, although we currently are unable to say when that might be.

“Neon Books is a UK-based independent publisher, producing a small-number of carefully-selected chapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera each year. We lean towards literary and slipstream writing, with a preference for the magical realist and the extremely odd. Everything we publish is about something. We think that most art should be. We work with authors from anywhere in the world. Our most recent publication, Fears For the Near Future, is a highly-academic index of imagined future anxieties. Our catalogue also includes the award-winning novella The Mesmerist’s Daughter by Heidi James, The Naming Of Cancer (a fourteen-poem chapbook by Scottish Book Trust Award-winning poet Tracey S Rosenberg), and A Week With Beijing by prolific author and academic Meg Eden. We also produce a number of free pamphlets.”

Pays £8 – £12 per creator per issue.

Current Needs:

“Poetry, fiction, photography. There is no set word limit, but if sending short pieces (poems, flash fiction) we’d prefer to see several at once rather than just one. We prefer darker pieces, especially those with an element of the surreal or speculative, but are open to reading anything and like to be surprised. Images, comics and graphic poems are also welcome, as are self-contained extracts. If you have any doubts about whether something is suitable, please feel free to send it anyway.” Pays £8 – £12 per creator per issue. Submit ms by email per the guidelines.

Pays £8 – £12 per creator per issue.


“We accept black and white photography and artwork to illustrate the magazine.”


“Please do read the magazine to get a clear idea of what we publish.”

Welcomes New Writers: Yes