As you all know, our deadline for the spring issue has come and passed!

E and T will be meeting this week to discuss the submissions. We’ll be sending out emails in the next week and publishing the issue shortly after that.


Thanks for keeping in touch!

Thinking back and celebrating the future.




Here at NEAT, we’re thinking back to our fun in the fall leaves–when both TM and Elizabeth lived around Cincinnati and could see each other whenever–and also thinking ahead (and celebrating) our next issue. This is our 8th issue and it will be making its appearance shortly!


Keep your eyes open for a post announcing that.

Keep it neat.

So you busy bees can bring us the pollen…

we’ve extended the deadline to May 8th, which is next Friday.


If you’re not sure what to submit, send us something with energy. Send us something that wakes us up after a long, cold winter. Think rhythm.

Be our alarm clock for spring.


For information on our guidelines.

Look for me at AWP!

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While Elizabeth and I don’t have a booth at the AWP conference, I will be there wandering around–most likely with, contributing editor, Alex Friedman.

I will have NEAT (/neat) post cards to hand out and 50 printed copies of the winter issue. Don’t be shy, come say hi!





We’re loving…

all the requests for a post card!


Keep them coming: neatmag@gmail.com. Just send us your address and we’ll send you a personalized note.

Feel free to share this link with your friends and family too.


Keep it neat.


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Guess which amazing, smart woman just got herself a job.



If you guessed Editor Elizabeth Jenike (who’s been living in Chicago for less than two months), then you guessed right!


Send a huge congratulations to Elizabeth as a comment here or over on her own site, Liz Writes Stuff.


We’re proud of you, Liz!   -TM

Happy Birthday, NEAT! . . . Sort of.

Today, February 27, may not be the actual day of birth for this magazine, but we have chosen to celebrate on this date each year for a special reason: it’s the exact middle date between Liz and TM’s birthdays!

This year on our birthday, we are celebrating by announcing that our seventh issue, Winter 2014-2015, will be dropping sometime in the next few days. We also have some more things in the works that we will be excited to share once they are more than leaves on our idea tree.

So, happy birthday to us! Thanks to our readers and artists for continuing to make our magazine a success. We couldn’t do it without you!

~Liz & TM