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Meet the contributors: Jennifer Manalili

JENNIFER MANALILI is a Filipino student and aspiring writer from San Diego. The only child of Asian immigrants, Jennifer tries to incorporate both cultures into her writing. She is a Journalism Association of Community Colleges award winning writer, as well as a 1st place San Diego Society of Professional Journalists winning columnist. Currently, she is a co-host on the forthcoming podcast None of the Above, a collaboration between So Say We All and Voice of San Diego.

Her fiction and poetry has previously been published in City Works Press, Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable, and internationally in Fan Club Notts. In 2017, she was nominated for a PEN America/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers for her horror story Hunger. She is passionate about science fiction and horror, feminism and body positive activism, as well as writing in hopes of helping to break the stigma that surrounds mental illness - particularly in Asian communities.

Check out her essay "Still Walking" in Nasty! Vol. 2. Pre-order your copy HERE

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Meet the contributors: Lydia Xythali


Let's meet the contributors!

Lydia Xythali was born in 1988 in Athens, Greece. After a short-lived stint in one of the first Athenian free press publications in 2006, she went on to write pulp stories for the pop art-centric magazine Project Amoeba. She lives and works as an EFL teacher in Athens.

Check out her essay "The Kobayashi Maru for Queers," her FIRST international publication, in Nasty! Vol. 2. Pre-order your copy HERE

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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: http://www.smyrc.org/  

Email: submissions@kingshotpress.com

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.

2018

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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Goodnight.

Nasty! is coming . . .

January 19th. Save the date.

Cover design by Matthew Revert.

Cover design by Matthew Revert.

A tremendous thank you to everyone who has already PRE-ORDERED a copy. Through your support during these pre-orders, we've already raised a good chunk of change for Planned Parenthood and we cannot wait to send them the first of (hopefully) many donations soon. 

If you are a book store that is interested in carrying Nasty! on your shelves, email me at tiffanyscandal@gmail.com and I'll quote you for a special rate. If you are a reader with impeccable taste, you can still pre-order a copy through the King Shot Press website. All pre-orders are going to be shipped with a little extra something, as a way to say thanks for being rad. 

Thanks for reading. And Goodnight.

xoxox

-Tiffany

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