There are several ways to generate radial polarization, such as interferometry,14,15 liquid crystal devices,16 optical fibers,17–19 space variant gratings,20,21 laser intracavity gratings,22,23 spatial light modulators,24 and wire grid polarizers (WGPs).25 WGP will be used here, because it offers high-quality performance in the near UV–VIS wavelength range, in particular for the wavelength of 405 nm, a wavelength that can be used for, e.g., optical disc mastering and laser writing. Focused radially polarized light exhibits a spot-like longitudinal polarization component combined with a doughnut-like transversal polarization component. The latter can be the dominant component inside current resist materials and will broaden the full-width-at-half-maximum (FWHM) of the printed spot. Additionally, it is known that the longitudinal component has an intensity distribution that is narrower compared to the Airy spot of a focused linearly polarized plane wave.26–30 Thus, solely by recording the longitudinal polarization component in a polarization-selective photoresist, one can obtain further enhancement of the resolution of laser direct-write lithography. Recently, a polarization-selective photoresist was developed by coaligning a dichroic photoinitiator, which is the polarization-selective component, in a reactive liquid crystalline (LC) monomer host.31 Uniaxial alignment of the mixture enables the selectivity of the photoresist toward a single polarization state of light that is parallel to the alignment. Upon illumination of this resist, an insoluble polymer network forms, i.e., it is a negative photoresist. In this work, a proof-of-concept for achieving higher resolution is shown using this resist material where the polarization-selective photoinitiator is aligned perpendicular to the substrate surface parallel to the mean direction of propagation of the incoming laser beam.