Neon

Another in my series of literary journal and genre magazine reviews.

Neon is a British literary magazine that has published two issues a year since 2006.

What They Say About Themselves:Neon is a magazine of slipstream fiction, poetry, and artwork. We publish creative work that is fantastic or surreal, and which crosses the boundaries between science-fiction, horror and literary fiction.

It is one of the longest-running independent literary magazines in the UK. It is supported entirely by its readers: no adverts, no sponsors, no public funding – just a community of people who all enjoy the same kind of weird literature.

The magazine is published in print and in a range of digital formats. You can set your own price for a digital copy.”

Issue Reviewed: Issue 51 (Autumn 2020)

Genre: Slipstream fiction

One Story I’ll Remember Not to Forget: Instead of a story from issue 51 I chose one of the site’s recommended stories, “Best of Drive-Thru” by Mack Gelber. The customers who pull up to the speaker at Large Burger don’t often ask for a hamburger, which is a good thing since the staff isn’t that keen on serving them. An entertaining piece about unfulfilled desires.

Exploding HelicoptersTwo Explosions. The focus is on language and innovate form rather than compelling narrative.

Profanometer: Sonovabitch. A few PG-13 and All-Audiences tales mixed in with some grittier matter.

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