About OKD


Okay Donkey is a literary magazine that likes to read the odd, the off-kilter, and the just plain weird. We like work that’s funny, that’s sad, and that’s both funny and sad at the same time. And we especially love to read the experimental, the surreal, and the genre-bending.

Some of our favorite poets are Amy Gerstler, Danez Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Brenda Shaughnessy, Alison Benis White, Jericho Brown, Claudia Rankine, James Tate, and Ilya Kaminsky.

Some of our favorite flash fiction and short story writers are Amy Hempel, Lydia Davis, Deb Olin Unferth, Amber Sparks, Roxane Gay, Carmen Maria Machado, George Saunders, Brian Evenson, and Ben Loory.


The mission of Okay Donkey Press is to highlight and celebrate the dynamic work of first and second time authors with an emphasis on underrepresented voices. We’re also looking for emerging authors with a unique, fresh perspective that conveys strange and compelling narratives through short, compact flash fiction and poetry collections.


Okay Donkey Magazine and Press has recently started a substack newsletter to send out to all our fam, fans, and friends with updates about what’s going on over at OKD headquarters like book releases, special events, online readings, nominations and awards, general news, and updates.

You can subscribe here: https://okaydonkeymag.substack.com/


All of us at Okay Donkey strongly believe in the Black Lives Matter and anti-racist movements, and are continuing to work to uplift and amplify BIPOC voices to the best of our ability.

If you’d like to join us in our support of Black Lives Matter with your time, energy, or donations, please visit the link to the Black Lives Matter carrd here: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/


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