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.

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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

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

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