The official ToC for Nasty! Vol. 2

Hi. Hello. 

I'm waist deep in editing work right now, but I'm so excited to share with you all the official table of contents for Nasty! Vol. 2. Are you ready? You sure? 

Here you go!

The Kobayashi Maru for Queers by Lydia Xythali

99 44/100 by Violet LeVoit

Sex and the Phantom by Rios de la Luz

In the Palace of Bones and Champagne by Autumn Christian

Above the Knee by Constance Ann Fitzgerald

#transcult by Larissa Glasser

Still Walking by Jennifer Manalili

My Name is Thursday by Thursday Simpson

This is not a love story by Eve Luchs

Never Cursed by Leza Cantoral

Going Viral by Jessa Jordan

My Famous Abortion by Melissa Moralez

All Girls are Nice Girls by Devora Gray

There you have it. Thirteen ultra-fierce essays by thirteen badass women. Projected release date March 2019. Proceeds will benefit SMYRC - the Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center in Portland, OR. Cover reveal and pre-order info coming soon!


Keep it nasty.



Submission period for Nasty! Vol. 2 is CLOSED

This morning, I woke up to an alarming rate of emails. The number of Nasty! Vol. 2 submissions, just last night, tripled what had steadily been coming in all month. I haven't had the chance to look at everything yet, but I'm a little starstuck at the moment just recognizing some of the names in the inbox. Anyway, I have A LOT to read these next few weeks. Thank you to everyone who sent something in. 



Nasty! Vol. 2 open call for submissions

Open Call for Submissions:

Nasty! Vol. 2

June 1st-June 30th, 2018.

All submissions received by end of June will receive a response by August 14th, 2018.


Nasty! Vol. 2 is seeking radical non-fiction essays that provide crucial commentary on what it’s like to be a woman or non-binary person today. We are looking for essays that are fierce in tone and bold in their proclamations. We want stories only you can tell. The idea is to present a multitude of experiences in a raw and accessible manner. We want this book to empower, educate, and inspire the general population, reaching out to those who may have experienced something similar, and to raise awareness and build stronger allyships.

We are looking for essays in the 2500 to 5000 word range (though longer--and shorter--essays will definitely be considered). Payment is five cents per word for original work. Multiple submissions are welcomed as long as they are consistent with the theme of the anthology. We are not interested in fiction, poetry, or works that are also being considered for publication elsewhere.

Partial-proceeds (50%) of this work will go to benefit SMYRC - Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center in Portland, Oregon. You can read more about them here:  


Subject Line: (title of essay) // Nasty! Vol. 2 Anthology

Body: brief author bio and 3-5 sentence summary of your essay. Why should read your essay? Tell us here! 

Attach: please send your essay as a word/word-compatible attachment. No PDFs please. 

We will send out a confirmation email within three days of receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation email within the designated time frame, please reach out to us.

Anthology projected for a February 2019 release from King Shot Press and will be edited by Tiffany Scandal.

King Shot Press Housewarming Party

Tonight was surreal.


Great turnout. Lots of new faces. Powerful readings and such a strong sense of community. I hope the high I'm feeling from this event never goes away.


Everybody Bleeds took care of the door charge and period drive for the event. Bull Run Distillery and Portland Bloody Mary Mix sponsored the event and allowed for there to be an open bar with fun anti-stigma drinks. 


Kat Attack Photography and All Bad Days offered up really cool prizes to be raffled off. 

Zig Zag Patch Co offered Nasty! embroidery at the event.


Live readings from Diana Kirk, Tara Dublin, Cervante Pope, Eleanor Rose, and Jennifer Robin rocked the house and brought on all the feels (so beautiful to see people affected by hearing their stories and talking to the writers about how much their words moved them. I will forever be happy to see these writers gain new fans).

 Diana Kirk

Diana Kirk

 Tara Dublin

Tara Dublin

 Cervante Pope

Cervante Pope

 Eleanor Rose

Eleanor Rose

 Jennifer Robin

Jennifer Robin

The love and support in the room felt unreal. Thank you to everyone who showed up and made us feel right at home. We love you.


When I started out as a writer, I never imagined getting as far as I have. While I am determined and ambitious, I just kind of expected this career path to be a waiting game where a whole lot of nothing happens. And sometimes it feels like that.  But even during "slow" months-- months where I feel like I'm not being productive at all-- if I sit down to reflect on what I've accomplished, I usually feel less guilty about just having binge-watched an entire series on Netflix that has nothing to do with anything I'm working on. 

My first book came out November of 2013. Since then, I've had three books published (one was a finalist for an award I respect and still hope to win one day), over a dozen short stories published in anthologies and journals (domestic AND international); I was on the cover of a tattoo magazine, had modeling work published in a few other art books, met A LOT of really cool people, got to travel to BECAUSE of my work, was in a music video, and so much more. 

And now? 

Shiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttt. My name is going to be attached to a lot of books coming out this year. I have hefty travel plans (Greece, Spain, and a handful of domestic trips -- just to give you an idea). I was gifted a brand new camera for photography and videography, as well as a recording studio for podcasts and voice acting. Not even five full years and I feel blessed (or whatever) AF. It's been wild, and looks like it's only gonna get wilder. With that in mind, I started up a Patreon. There's gonna be a lot of output this year, with a lot more already lining up for 2019, and I will do my best to document as much of it in exclusive content for Patreon subscribers. So stay tuned.

I hope you have the most awesome New Year. Thanks for reading. 



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