Happy Halloween, Kitty-Kats.

This is not a trick. It’s time to pick up your treat:

Issue 9: Summer 2015

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It’s almost here . . .

. . . Submissions Day! Get those subs in! We’re waiting to read your fiction, non-fiction, and poetry — no theme, no worries. Get it in by Monday.

#keepitneat

TM&Liz

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

 

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

The Winter 2013 – 2014 Issue is here!

Great news! We’re finally done putting together the winter issue, and it’s beautiful (of course). Check it out here.

And of course with a new issue comes a new call for submissions! What’s our theme for spring? Read our call and guidelines to find out, and then send us your work. We’re ready to read and see your madness.

Now, we have a couple of exciting bits of news to share with our loyal readers and newcomers alike. We have welcomed writer and fellow graduate student Alex G. Friedman aboard as Consulting Editor. Alex will be reading the submissions that the two of us don’t necessarily agree on and will serve as the deciding vote. We trust him completely with our magazine and can’t wait to work with him for the spring issue. Check out his biography on our Editors page and be sure to welcome him to the team!

For this winter issue, along with bringing Alex on board and diving into the poetic deep end as far as accepted work goes, we decided to do something different with our website. As you can see, at the top of this page we have added two tabs: TMI and Liz’s Pick. We both chose an author to interview and showcase on the website (one poet and one fictioneer), and you’ll find those interviews on those tabs. We’re excited to share these authors’ work with everyone!

Thank you again to our lovely readers for continuing to share the magazine and help us grow. It means so much to us — this is what we love to do, and we’re happy that you’re enjoying it too.

Okay, that’s all for now. Back to #neatingout.

Elizabeth Jenike
TM Keesling
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

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