Updates from Liz: Chicago Edition

Hello readers and writers! Liz here with some updates on the goings-on of my life since I left the Ohio Valley. I moved to Chicago in February of this year — and what a move it has been. The decision … Continue reading


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

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