Meet the contributors: Jessie Lynn McMains

Let's meet the contributors #4: Jessie Lynn McMains

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Jessie Lynn McMains is a writer, zine-maker, and the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Racine, Wisconsin. Recent publications include 10 Poems By, an e-chapbook published by Hello America, and It’s Like The ‘Watch The Throne’ of Tender Punk Poems, a split chapbook with Misha Bee Speck. She's the owner/editor of Bone and Ink Press, a small press with the aim of publishing limited-edition chapbooks of poetry, non-fiction, and experimental genres, written by marginalized writers. She also teaches workshops on memoir, poetry, and zine-making. You can find her website at

Check out her story "They Say She's a Slut" in King Shot Press's forthcoming anthology Nasty! Due out this winter. Pre-order your copy HERE

Meet the contributors: Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell

Let's meet the contributors to Nasty!

First up, we have Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell.


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell is a Pangender and Pansexual model, suicide survivor, nerd, gamer, an active Cosplay Deviant and former SuicideGirl, and along with writing for Afropunk, BlackGirlNerds, and a slew of other media sites, she represents the Black-owned, creative entertainment company, Noir Caesar, as their Entertainment Representative and Spokesmodel. She hosts bi-weekly vlogs that discuss Black nerd culture, and keep fans informed on what's happening within the company. She is presently writing a script for a brand new comic-book title to be featured in an future edition of the company's monthly, serialized publication, 'Hype Monthly Magazine', similar to Shounen Jump and Shoujo Beat.

You can read her essay, "Come Here Often?" in Nasty! (out Winter 2017). Pre-order your copy HERE

Nasty! is coming . . .

Ladies and germs, let me present to you the ToC for Nasty!

Cover by Matthew Revert

Cover by Matthew Revert

All killer, no filler.
Missy Suicide- “Monster” 
Sabrina Dropkick- “Fucking Fat” 
Rocket- “Buddy” 
MP Johnson- “How To Accept You're Trans in 11 Easy Steps” 
Cervante Pope- "a black type of feminism" 
Julie Rea- “A Year in the Life of a Sad American Liberal” 
Diana Kirk- “Tampon Trigger” 
Rhonda Jackson Joseph- “I’m That Chick Who Starts the Conversation" 
Kim Vodicka- “Maximum Insecurity Dick Prison” 
Boodawe- “You’re So Nasty!” 
Jessie Lynn McMains- “They Say She’s a Slut” 
Kathryn Louise- “The United States of Rape Culture” 
Eleanor Rose- “I Didn’t Ask For This” 
Amber Fallon- “Sleazeball Games or How I Got Banned From” 
Tara Dublin- “Here’s To You, Mrs. Robinson” 
Jennifer Robin- “Raphael and the French Ghost and the Moon” 
Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell- “Come Here Often?” 
Jacqueline Kirkpatrick- “The New Unnatural” 
Devora Gray- “I’ll Meet You in the Middle”

Nasty! is a collection of radical non-fiction essays that provide crucial commentary on what it’s like to be a woman today. Bold stories from fierce women who are not ashamed of who they are and what they do. This is King Shot Press's first venture into non-fiction/memoir work while we further our transition to bringing you only the best in radical working-class literature. 

You can pre-order your copy today! CLICK HERE

All proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood.

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