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THE MAGAZINE

GENEVIEVE KERSTEN (She/Her) is the Co-Founder and Poetry Editor. She is a poet, romance writer, and professional semi-finalist. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in 8 Poems Journal, The Feckless Cunt Anthology, Heavy Feather Review, Hypertrophic Literary, No Contact, and Pithead Chapel. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Eric, and tweets at @genekresten. She sometimes regrets intentionally misspelling her name in her Twitter handle.

ERIC ANDREW NEWMAN (He/Him) is the Co-Founder and Fiction Editor. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Genevieve, and works as an archivist for a nonprofit foundation. His stories have been nominated for the Best Small Fictions and Best Microfiction anthologies, and have appeared in Atlas and Alice, Bending Genres, Five:2:One, Gargoyle, Pithead Chapel, and Wigleaf.

TÉA FRANCO (She/Her) is the Associate Fiction Editor. She is an MFA fiction candidate at Bowling Green State University. She’s a triple Libra and therefore has never made a decision in her life, so sometimes she writes poetry, too. She her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Barren Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, and Redactions: Poetry & Poetics.

ELIZABETH UPSHUR (She/Her) is the Associate Poetry Editor. She is a Black Southern writer and 2018-2019 Fulbright alumna. She holds an MFA from Western Kentucky University, and has won scholarships and awards from the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, The Frost Place, and the Robert Penn Warren Society. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Unsung MagazineColorism Healing Anthology, and Red Mud Review. She lives in rural Tennessee with her family of twelve, a smallish dog, and sightings of the occasional black bear.

THE PRESS

GENEVIEVE KERSTEN is the Co-Publisher and Poetry Editor for Okay Donkey Press.

ERIC ANDREW NEWMAN is the Co-Publisher and Fiction Editor for Okay Donkey Press.

MATT BROADDUS (He/Him) is the Associate Poetry Editor. He is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the chapbook, Space Station (Letter [R] Press, 2018). His poems have appeared in Fence, Foundry, Sundog Lit, and Black Warrior Review. He lives in Lakewood, Colorado and works at a public library. Sometimes he tweets @mattbroaddus.

JOAQUIN FERNANDEZ (He/Him) is the Associate Fiction Editor. He is a recovering filmmaker and South Florida native perpetually tinkering with his first novel. His work has appeared in Cotton Xenomorph, Cheap Pop, and Pidgeonholes, among others. He’s guest edited special issues for Kissing Dynamite and X-R-A-Y Magazine, in addition to the Radix Media anthology AFTERMATH. He can be found on Twitter @Joaqertxranger and online at joaquinfernandezwrites.com.

OKD READERS

RUTH MINAH BUCHWALD (She/Her) is a Fiction Reader. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in northern New Jersey, she is a graduate of the Pratt Institute, where she earned a BA in Critical and Visual Studies. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Electric Literature, The Margins, and TAYO. She is also on the editorial team of SPICY, an online zine and creative collective led by women of color and queer people of color. She lives in Brooklyn and can be found online @ruthbuchwald.

STEVE CHANG (He/Him) is a Fiction Reader. He is a Taiwanese writer and educator from the San Gabriel Valley, California. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Epiphany, Guernica, Hobart, J Journal, North American Review, and elsewhere. He has an MFA from Cornell and has been teaching for a really long time. You can find his tweets @steveXisXok and his website at www.stevehasawebsite.com.

PEYTON MCKENZIE (She/Her) is a Fiction Reader. She holds both a BA and MA in English Literature from Winthrop University, where she specialized in African-American literature with particular interests in Afro-futurism. When she’s not working, she’s writing Black speculative fiction, playing The Sims, and enjoys nothing more than a skillet chocolate chip cookie. You can follow her reading adventures at @readitandeat_ on Instagram.

EDWARD SAMBRANO (He/Him) is a Poetry Reader. He is from San Antonio, Texas and is an MFA candidate at the University of Florida. A poetry reader for Flypaper Lit, his recent poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Salamander Magazine, DIAGRAM, and Pidgeonholes, among others. Follow him on Twitter: @SambranoPoet.

ZORA SATCHELL (She/Her) is a Poetry Reader. She is a 24-year-old, Black, queer poet who writes about mental illness, family, and friendship. She is a member of the Estuary Collective and holds a degree in Ethnic Studies from Colorado State University. She also serves as a reader for Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. When she is not writing she is obsessively consuming pop culture. You can find her on twitter @thecasualrevolt, where she lets her typos run wild.

ELI V. (They/Them) is a Poetry Reader. They are a queer poet and writer from the Washington D.C. area. They are the recipient of the 2020 Joseph A. Lohman III Award in Poetry from George Mason University and the Academy of American Poets. They write about animals, queer identity, androids, and occasionally cryptids. Their work has been featured or is forthcoming in Pussy Magic, Entropy, The Temz Review, Feral, and Capsule Stories. You can find them on Twitter at @EliVandell.