In this issue we meet monsters and their mothers. A teenage girl contemplates the burgeoning horror of her family genes, while a werewolf – desperately lonely – struggles to make it in the big city. We visit the beach at night and examine the aftermath of a fire. We wake to find a horse in our house, and we make a bed for it. We lose ourselves in work. We raise a piñata like he’s our own flesh and blood. Stories and poems in this edition come from Ed Cottrell, SP Hannaway, Nathan Breakenridge, Simon K Brown, Megan Taylor, Cameron Bryce, Heather Parry, Matt Riker, and Julia Armfield. Neon is one of the most long-running independent literary magazines in the UK. It shows its face twice each year in print and a range of digital formats. Each edition features a blend of surreal and speculative fiction, poetry, art and photography. Neon sits on the edge of horror and science-fiction, but with strong literary leanings. If you have a taste for the magical realist or uncanny, Neon is the magazine for you.