George & Emma Standing

Emma: So, what is it that you actually want this magazine to be?

George: Why would you start that way?

E: What do you mean?

G: So, I think this is a way for us to showcase our own work and the work of our peers. Did you want to add anything?

E: I guess when I think about it, I think about a sort of curatorial perspective. Don't laugh at me! I’m serious. I think about the idea of being able to curate or put together work from our peers, from people who are kind of starting out and trying to put them in conversation with each other. And really build a community that is cross genre and has different perspectives.

G: Okay. I feel like this is too long already.

E: We’re going to cut a bunch of shit out.

G: Oh, we said we wanted to say it’s in New York City.

E: It is, it is, it is. We are in New York City.

G: And we wanted to call it welcoming so there's that.

E: Yeah, I guess, ideally, I would like people to feel comfortable here, and, by here, I mean this online space-thing.

G: Alright.

E: I feel like there's a lot of other thoughts about this.

G: Nope.

E: No? That's it?

G: That's it. They can skip down to the bios now.

We believe and demand that this magazine is a safe and welcoming space for people of color, the queer and LGBT community, people with disabilities (both visible and not visible), and femme identifying individuals. We do not and will not tolerate ANY threatening behavior, bigotry, racism, sexism, transphobia, bi-phobia, homophobia, ableism, nazism, hate speech or any kind of disrespect towards these communities. If you read, see, or experience anything that makes you uncomfortable please reach out to us. OR if you have any recommendations on how to make our zine more inclusive please drop us a line!


Portrait of Emma Coyle by George Srouji (2019)

Portrait of Emma Coyle by George Srouji (2019)

EMma coyle

Emma is the co-creator of 24hr Neon Mag, the sweet lil sister to 24hr Neon. She writes, dances, and probably attends more shows than is good for her. Emma writes press releases, social media posts, and other dope documents for performers. Hit her up to chat about art stuff, obscure french post modernist lit theory, or if you have a porch*!

*(balconies are also acceptable.)

You can find her (unfairly unpopular) twitter account @emmakcoyle

(Pronouns: she/her)

Portrait of George Srouji by Emma Coyle (2019)

Portrait of George Srouji by Emma Coyle (2019)

george srouji

George is also the co-creator of 24hr Neon Mag, the wretched step-fruit of a beautiful tree. He writes comedy, music, theatre, and almost some of it is not garbage. Hit him up and chat about anything, really, as long as you don’t yell (please).

You can find his, frankly, horrid twitter account @qwertyaugh

(Pronouns: he/him)




jessica drake-thomas

Jessica Drake-Thomas is a poet, tarot reader, blogger, and fiction writer. She has a B.A. in English from Tulane University, an M.F.A. from Emerson College’s Creative Writing program, and an M.Ed. in Teaching from the University of Arizona. Her work has been featured in Ghost City Review, Grimoire Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine, and Mooky Chick, among others. She is the author of a chapbook, Possession, from dancing girl press. She reviews books on her blog, This Week, I Read...

(Pronouns: she/her)


Magnus, who lives in the basement

Magnus, who lives in the basement, is 24hr Neon Mag’s resident musician. He’s sort of left to his own devices down there, though we toss down the occasional TV dinner. Once in a while he surfaces with something good.

Checkout his Bandcamp, or follow him on twitter @Magnuswlitb

(Pronouns: he/him)