This year Neon will be publishing a number of exciting side projects. The first is Battery Pack – a palm-sized anthology of very short fiction. Battery Pack will be eight pages long and folded from a single sheet of paper. It will be given away for free with the spring issue of Neon, as well as being available for readers anywhere in the world to download, print and fold their own copy.
If you want to get involved you can send in your writing for possible publication. I’m looking for short stories containing no more than seventy-five words at most. I prefer stories where there’s a clear narrative and it’s easy to tell what’s going on. Abstract or purely descriptive pieces are less likely to be selected. I have a slight tendency towards horror, but am happy to read any genre.
To find out more about the project and to submit work please visit Neon‘s website. While you’re there you can check out the latest issue of Neon, which 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.
Submissions to Neon are also open, and with issue 37 just around the corner now is an excellent time to send in some work for issue 38. Have a quick read of the magazine (you can download it for free in a variety of formats, or purchase a print copy for £2.50) and then send something along!