Nailpolish Stories, A Tiny And Colorful Literary Journal
Artwork and photography by Jessica Monaghan, Age 10.
*Send Nailpolish Story submissions in the body of an email to email@example.com with the words “Nailpolish Story Submission(s)” in the subject line. No attachments, please. Include a third person bio, as detailed and elaborate or cryptic and mysterious as you like, which will be included with your story(ies) if they are accepted.
*Use a nailpolish color as the title. I won’t come to your house to verify that a bottle of nailpolish bears the name of your piece. I trust you.
*Stories should be exactly 25 words, title not included. Please use Microsoft Word’s “word count” function.
*NS expects an emotional impact, wants to be knocked off kilter momentarily by your work, and to enjoy the language along the way. It doesn’t like flowery language. Flowery is for flowers. Just cold, hard, true words. Words that hurt and/or pleasure. And a lot of story jammed into a tiny space. Also, things suggested rather than told.
*Multiple and simultaneous submissions are welcome, but of course, inform me immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. I would like to congratulate you.
*I’ll do my very best to respond to submissions within three weeks. If I take a bit longer, have patience. I’m busy. I have to, you know, paint my nails and stuff.
*In the interest of keeping the work varied, please wait a full month before submitting again after your work has been published.
This is not a paying venue, but I will publicize your work to the fullest. All work will be Facebooked and Tweeted.
Have fun. And men, get looking at your wives’ and girlfriends’ and moms’ nailpolish colors. There are a bazillion stories there. I’m telling you.
New stories will be published on the first Monday of every month. I will, now and again, post my own stories as I come up with ones I like. I’m sorry if you find that cheesy. I love to write stuff, and then share it.
An excellent small press has already expressed interest in publishing our collected stories into a print anthology, possibly in 2013. I will likely choose a set number of “Best Of” stories for this edition, when the time comes.
Thank you for your interest in Nailpolish Stories, A Tiny And Colorful Literary Journal
–Managing and Founding Editor,
If you’re so inclined to read it, I was interviewed over at “Six Questions For The Editor” about NS: