Artwork by Ava Scarpato, age 13.
About Nailpolish Stories, a Tiny and Colorful Literary Journal
I had this idea that stories should be made of the flashy names of nail polish colors. I think the seed for this was planted when I was old enough to paint my nails. As a little girl, I remember thinking, Whose job is it to make up nail polish color names? I was aware, on some level, of all the possible stories each one suggested.
I wrote a teeny-tiny piece, 25 words (Hint Fiction, if you will, as termed by Robert Swartwood), inspired by one of the coolest nail polish names I’d seen in a while: Posh Trash. I have published it as the first Nailpolish Story, and I hope you enjoy it.
NS submissions are read on a rolling basis, year-round. I will most likely respond to submissions within two months. New stories will be posted the first Monday of January, April, July, and October. It seems this is the day of the week we most need splashes of gorgeous literary color.
Nailpolish Stories, A Tiny And Colorful Literary Journal will publish a print anthology of “Best Of” stories, likely some time before it turns ten in 2021. All stories accepted for the online journal are contenders for the book.
Please visit the NS Guidelines Page and submit your brilliance:
Artwork by Samantha Rindgen, age 10.