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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 in Pithead Chapel, Hypertrophic Literary, 8 Poems Journal, The Feckless Cunt Anthology, and Helen: A Literary Magazine among others. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Eric, and tweets at @genekresten. She regrets intentionally misspelling her name in her 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, Quarter After Eight, 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 has work published or forthcoming in Redactions: Poetry & Poetics, Barren Magazine, and Heavy Feather Review.

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 Shipman Agency Work Room, Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, The Frost Place, and the Robert Penn Warren Society. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Unsung MagazineColorism Healing AnthologyPomona Valley Review, 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 and ERIC ANDREW NEWMAN are the Co-Publishers and Co-Editors of Okay Donkey Press.

Poetry

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.

TODD DILLARD (He/Him) is a Poetry Manuscript Reader. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including Ruminate, The Adroit Journal, Fairy Tale Review, Booth, and Hobart. His book Ways We Vanish was published by Okay Donkey Press in March 2020. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.

EDWARD SAMBRANO (He/Him) is a Poetry Manuscript 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 other publications. Follow him on Twitter: @SambranoPoet.

ZORA SATCHELL (She/Her) is a Poetry Manuscript 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. She loves good dance music and watching movies. You can find her on twitter @thecasualrevolt, where she lets her typos run wild.

ELI V. (They/Them) is a Poetry Manuscript 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 is featured or forthcoming in Pussy Magic, Entropy, The Temz Review, Feral, and Capsule Stories. You can find them on Twitter at @EliVandell.

Fiction

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, Mythic Picnic, and X-R-A-Y Magazine, in addition to editing the Radix Media anthology AFTERMATH. He can be found on Twitter @Joaqertxranger and online at joaquinfernandezwrites.com.

RUTH MINAH BUCHWALD (She/Her) is a Fiction Manuscript 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 and trans people of color. She lives in Brooklyn and can be found online @ruthbuchwald.

STEVE CHANG (He/Him) is a Fiction Manuscript 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 holds an MFA from Cornell and has been teaching for a really long time. Tweets @steveXisXok.

PEYTON MCKENZIE (She/Her) is a Fiction Manuscript 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.

CATHY ULRICH (She/Her) is a Fiction Manuscript Reader. She is the founding editor of Milk Candy Review, a journal of flash fiction. Her work has been published in various journals, including Black Warrior Review, Passages North, and Wigleaf and can be found in Best Microfiction 2019 and 2020, Best Small Fictions 2019, and Wigleaf‘s Top 50 Very Short Fictions 2017 and 2019. Her book Ghosts of You was published by Okay Donkey Press in October 2019. She lives in Montana with her daughter and various small animals.