Our summer issue is….

. . . officially launched!

Desire issue here.

Also, check out fictioneer Mitchell’s interview with TM and poet Jen’s interview with Liz.

…And our new location for photography and art, Tumblr.

AND our new call for submissions!

Lots of new things to explore with NEAT.

Hello from Cincinnati!

This past weekend, we went adventuring in Cincinnati and posted NEAT. flyers around the Clifton, Mt. Adams, and Northside areas.

NEAT. flyer

So, if you’re new to NEAT., maybe saw the flyer and are stopping by to see what we’re all about, welcome! Pull up a chair, grab a drink, stay awhile. You can peruse our previous issues here.

We just had our first anniversary, which is weird and cool. We’ve put out four issues so far, and we’re hella proud of every one of them. Here’s to many more!

Another reminder to one and all: our submissions deadline is rapidly approaching! Get us your fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and photography to the theme of desire. Can’t wait to go through these. View all of our guidelines here.

We’re Famous! . . . Kind of

Hello lovely writers, readers, and whiskey drinkers!

Stopping in to give a brief checkup on things happening mag-side and with a reminder that our submissions are STILL OPEN until August 31! Feel free to check out the Call for Submissions and send us your best fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and photography to the tune of desire. (Oooh sounds fun!) Can’t wait to read and see your work.

Some of you may have already seen this, but Ben from Blank Fiction Magazine interviewed us last month! We had whiskey sours and talked about all things NEAT.: what we like to see in our submissions, things to do and NOT do when submitting, and the future of NEAT.

Check it out below! (You can also check it out at Blank Fiction’s website here.)

 

Thanks, Ben!

Another exciting piece of news is that NEAT. now has a listing on Duotrope! (Yay!)

That seems to be it for now. Don’t forget to check back in periodically for more updates and prodding to submit. And as always, keep it #neat.

 

NEAT. Editors
TM Keesling
Elizabeth Jenike

 

Read our Madness

This issue marks the fourth since our inception, which means we’re coming up on our anniversary! It’s been an amazing experience so far.

We enjoyed reading every submission and were weirdly excited to dive into the madness of each writer’s mind for this issue in particular. However, this made our goal of limiting the issue to just three or four fiction/creative non-fiction pieces and about thirty poems a challenge. To say the least. We just want to say a big thank you to everyone who submitted–we loved reading everyone’s work. You all are great!

We’d also like to thank all of you, our readers, and we hope you enjoy this issue.

 

Cheers!

TM Keesling
Elizabeth Jenike
NEAT. Editors

Submissions Closed

Wow, it’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks. First of all, submissions closed last night at midnight. We had another record number of submissions. And by record I mean more than double the amount we got for even the winter issue.

Second, we reached 1,000 downloads total for our first three issues! As of this post, we have 1054, to be exact. This is a milestone that we hope is an indicator of the good things to come for us. Goal: get 1,000 downloads on the upcoming Spring issue alone. Tell your friends, your enemies, that woman on the bus you sit across from every day. Get the word out!

As we come up on the one-year mark (we still have a couple months, but hey, this is our fourth issue, so it almost counts), we keep thinking about where we started and where we are now — what happened in the middle that catapulted us to this place? The answer: you happened. Readers, writers, photographers. We are indebted to you. Thank you to everyone who submitted and to everyone who continues to read the magazine. We couldn’t do this without the support of the literary community.

That’s all for now! We’re looking forward to sitting down with a pile of your hopefully maddening submissions.

Cheers!

TM and Elizabeth

Fall Issue and Winter Submissions

Thanks to our wonderful contributors and readers, NEAT. continues to grow. The beautiful Fall 2013 issue is available to read here. We are incredibly thankful that this project has been so successful so far.

And with that success comes another Call for Submissions! The Winter 2013-2014 issue is themed simply around winter itself. Please check it out and consider submitting.

Sincerely,

TM Keesling
Elizabeth Jenike
NEAT. Editors

Stay Updated

With a fabulous first issue under our belts, NEAT. is growing and changing almost every day. The ending of the learning process of our first issue has led to the beginning of a new reading period and with that new phase under way, we have a new theme for the Fall 2013 issue: endings, or even endings that come from beginnings. Autumn, especially literarily, is a season of transitions. Every ending starts a new beginning and every new beginning comes to an end–whichever the case may be, whatever the genre may be, we want to read about it. See our Call for Submissions for more info.

Keep it classy, keep it neat.

TM Keesling
Elizabeth Jenike

NEAT.

Welcome!

Welcome to NEAT! We are a Midwest-based magazine looking to publish our first issue. We are excited to invite authors, poets, and photographers to submit work centered around the theme of summer vacations. Any and every story, poem, photo that you have to show us — send it our way! Head on over to our Call for Submissions for more information. We are looking forward to reading and seeing your work.

TM Keesling
Elizabeth Jenike

NEAT.