Neon Magazine

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Neon is a UK-based literary magazine that publishes literary and slipstream short-form writing. We err towards the dark, and like to experiment with language and form. We have a particular taste for the apocalyptic. A new issue is published online and in print every quarter. We publish writers from anywhere in the world, and everything we publish is available for free online (although we are very happy when readers donate or buy print copies, as it helps us keep on publishing).


The digital version of Neon is free to read online or download – just head over to the website to find the most recent issue. The print edition is inexpensive and lovely, and if you like what you read then please do buy a copy, or even subscribe. If you’d like to support the magazine, but don’t want a physical copy taking up valuable shelf space, then consider making a donation to the magazine. We share any donations and the profit from subscriptions with the writers we publish, so you’ll be directly supporting the artists whose work you enjoy.

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If you think your work might be a fit for Neon, then have a look at the guidelines page for more information on how to send your work. I’m quite happy to read simultaneous submissions and reprints. If you’ve bought a copy, subscribed or donated then please mention this in your cover letter and I’ll try and include some personal feedback in my reply.

New to submitting your work to literary magazines? Neon provides a handy guide to the process. Not only that, but we also have a fairly extensive links section, which includes lists of British literary agents, publishers, magazines and events.

Thanks for taking an interest in Neon, and I hope you enjoy reading!