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THE MAGAZINE

GENEVIEVE KERSTEN is the Co-Founder and Poetry Editor. She is a poet, romance writer, and professional semi-finalist. Her poetry has appeared in 8 Poems Journal, The Feckless Cunt AnthologyHelen: A Literary Magazine, Here Comes Everyone, Hypertrophic Literary, and Philosophical Idiot. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Eric, and tweets at @genekresten. She regrets intentionally misspelling her last name in her handle.

ERIC ANDREW NEWMAN 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 Best Small Fictions and Best Microfiction, and have appeared in Atlas and Alice, Bending Genres, Five:2:One, Gargoyle, Pithead Chapel, Quarter After Eight, and wigleaf.

TÉA FRANCO 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 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.

MATT BROADDUS 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 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 joaquinfernandezwrites.com.

TODD DILLARD 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 released from Okay Donkey Press in 2020. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.

EDWARD SAMBRANO 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 appear in or are forthcoming from Salamander Magazine, DIAGRAM, and Pidgeonholes, among other publications. Follow him on Twitter: @SambranoPoet.

ZORA SATCHELL is a Poetry Manuscript Reader. She is a 24 year old Black queer poet who writes about mental illness, family, and friendship. She believes that poetry creates space to explore and heal from trauma as well as allow us to imagine new worlds. 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/theirs) 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.