Fall 2014 is LIVE!

Our nocturne issue has reached its crescendo and is now available for reading. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts and impressions on this one.

Three things:

1.) As always, our interviews the highlighted writers are up on TMI and Liz’s Pick. This quarter, we featured Fred Zirm and Courtney Denning.

2.) We decided that with this issue, we would solicit book reviews. There are three at the end of the issue: Tomorrowland by Joseph Bates, Fall Love by contributor Anne Whitehouse, and Honeyvoiced by contributor Jordi Alonso. We hope the reviews will spur you to read these books!

3.) Our Winter 2014-2015 Call for Submissions is also up. The theme: dirge. Give us something dark and worthy of the name.

Keep it NEAT.

TM & Liz

Update from TM

NEAT Post card Dec 2014

Liz and I are having our second meeting for the Fall 2014 issue today! We’re finalizing the issue, so in the next few days be on the look out for the announcement that the issue has been published.

In the meantime, Liz and I plan to drop these postcards off at coffee shops and libraries around Cincinnati. If you find one, feel free to grab it — and we’d love for you to tweet at us with a picture or comment on where you found the postcard! (@NEATmag)

If you don’t live in the area, email us (neatmag@gmail.com) and we’d be happy to send some your way.

Keep it neat.

Submissions Closed

As they say: that’s a wrap! As people who love music and art, we can’t wait to read your nocturne submissions. If you submitted, we will get back to you in the next two weeks or so. In the meantime, check out the summer issue to remind you of warmer times.

Keep it NEAT.
Liz & TM

From our family/framily* to yours….

Neat thanks



No bells or whistles here, just a genuine appreciation for our readers and contributors. Have a very happy Thanksgiving and know that we, at NEAT, are thankful for you all.

-Elizabeth, TM, and Alex




*a family of friends, obvi.  <–TM’s annotation


Pitt 6To when Editor TM visited Consulting Editor Alex in Pittsburgh.


All three editors have lots of good things in store for the magazine this year!




The two crotchety editors:

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Look for our literature around Pittsburgh, if you’re in the area. We love retweeting people, so feel free to tweet at us.


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Hey, remember that time…

the Midwest was in a Polar Vortex?

We do.


Here’s how we dealt with it.


At first,

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we took it neat and chatted.



Then, when we realized the vortex was there for a longer visit than anyone expected,

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we got to work.