our mission

nasty is a peer-reviewed journal, which exists to create a forum for the promotion and dissemination of new, controversial and challenging cultural and academic thought across the humanities.

nasty believes in free access to academic work and as such will never accept advertisements, charge for its services, or whore your thoughts out in any other fashion.

submission policy

nasty accepts work from all realms of the Humanities, including English language literature, anthropology, history, sociology, women's studies, and cultural studies. At this time, nasty can only accept electronic submissions addressed to kirsten c. uszkalo. Please note:nasty is proud to be archived in the National Library of Canada's electronic collection As such, submissions cannot be withdrawn after publication.

nasty no longer accepts email from excite.com, hotmail.com or yahoo.com.

general guidelines

  • Submissions should be in ASCII or Word format.
  • All submissions should be accompanied by a short (up to 200 words) biography. nasty will provide links to both email and webpages upon author's request.
  • Although we will republish outstanding papers, previously unpublished work is preferred.
  • All submissions should be accompanied by a short biographical statement.

    guidelines for academic papers, reviews and columns:

    submissions of Academic papers, reviews or columns to nasty should follow these guidelines:
  • MLA Documentation style. For more information on MLA style, please refer to the MLA website.
  • Submissions should be between 6-20 pages, double-spaced and in ASCII or MS Word format. Because we publish to a web audience, rather than a print audience, we request that paragraph size be small and manageable and that large paragraphs (over 12 lines in a 12 pt font Times New Roman) be broken up.
  • nasty welcomes exerpts from upcoming publications.
  • Simultaneous submissions must be noted and may be rejected on that basis.

    guidelines for creative writing

  • Poetry: Please send between 3-5 poems for consideration
  • Short Story/Prose: Please send between 2-20 pages, double-spaced.
  • nasty welcomes serial fiction/prose.

    nasty reserves the right to refuse publication