A Tiny And Colorful Literary Journal

About NS

About Nailpolish Stories, a Tiny and Colorful Literary Journal

nsprofilepicI 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 half of January, April, July, and October.

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.


Comments on: "About NS" (5)

  1. Love your site! (Came my way through http://mjshorts.wordpress.com/.) So much so I added your link to my furious fictions page.

  2. Thanks so much, Joe! Really glad you’re enjoying it.

  3. […] So flattered that my story was picked! If you’re not familiar with the journal already, it might be a great way to get your creative juices flowing in the New Year. Do “Call My Cell-ery,” “Can’t You Sea?,” “Off With Her Red!,” or “A Peony for Your Thoughts?” spark any story ideas for you? If so, consider submitting! […]

  4. A brilliant – unique – concept…I had great fun trying it out. It’s a lot harder than people imagine, to make something ‘complete’ in only 25 words. All the best in the future 🙂

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