Submissions

THE PRESS

SUBMISSIONS TO THE PRESS ARE NOW CLOSED.

THE MAGAZINE

Submit your work to okaydonkeymag@gmail.com. We publish one new poem every Monday and one new flash fiction every Friday. Please send us one poem OR one flash fiction per author. We don’t publish flash nonfiction.

POETRY

  • Send one poem per submission
  • Use 12-point, Times New Roman font and single space (except form poems)
  • While there are no strict word limits for poetry, we tend to like pieces that fit on one page

FLASH FICTION

  • Send one flash (up to 1,500 words) per submission
  • Use 12-point, Times New Roman font and double space your submissions

SUBMISSION EMAIL CHECKLIST 

  • Subject: [GENRE]: [TITLE] by [YOUR NAME]
  • Attach your piece, preferably as a .docx (.pdf and .doc are also okay)
  • Brief cover letters and third-person bios are preferred, but optional

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMISSIONS

We do not read blind, or publish anonymous work. This enables us to publish authors from many diverse backgrounds, and do our best to uplift marginalized voices. We do however respect our authors’ privacy and publish works under a pen name.

If we pass on an author’s story or poem, please wait at least one month before submitting again. If we accept a story or poem, please wait at least six months before submitting again. We like to give everyone a fair shake.

We like to read both literary and genre-bending work, but no gratuitous sex or violence. Also, no racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, or xenophobia.

Okay Donkey acquires First Electronic Rights and Non-exclusive Archival Rights. All other rights remain with the author. If you reprint your piece, please mention that it appeared here first.

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but we do not accept previously published pieces. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to pay our contributors in anything but gratitude and promotion, such as a hee-haw from our donkey on the Twitters.