Submissions

THE MAGAZINE

We publish one new poem every Monday and one new flash fiction every Friday. Please send us either one poem OR one flash fiction per author per submission period. We do not publish flash nonfiction.

We’re open for submissions from the 1st to the 15th every month, or until we hit the submission cap of 500 submissions a month. If we do hit the cap, we’ll close submissions early and reopen on the 1st of the next month.

*We’ll be closed in the month of December for the holidays and to catch up on our reading!*

Our usual turnaround time is 3-4 months. If you haven’t heard from us after 4 months, please feel free to follow up on your submission.

POETRY

  • Please send only one poem per author per submission period.
  • While there are no strict word limits for poetry, we tend to like poems that fit on one page.
  • Use a standard 12-point font and single space your submissions (except for form poems).
  • Attach your piece as a Word doc, docx, or a PDF.
  • Include a brief cover letter and a brief third person bio.

FLASH FICTION

  • Please send only one flash fiction per author per submission period.
  • Our maximum word limit for flash fiction is 1,500 words.
  • Use a standard 12-point font and double space your submissions.
  • Attach your piece as a Word doc, docx, or a PDF.
  • Include a brief cover letter and a brief third person bio.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

If we pass on an author’s flash fiction or poem, please wait 3-4 months before submitting again. If we accept an author’s flash fiction or poem, please wait 10-12 months before submitting again. This helps us give everyone a fair shake.

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but we do not accept multiple submissions. If you send us one piece, please wait at least until our response before sending us another. We also do not accept previously published pieces.

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

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

Okay Donkey acquires First Electronic Rights and Non-exclusive Archival Rights. All other rights remain with the author. If you reprint your piece in a book or anthology, all we ask is that you mention it appeared here first.

Click on the button below to submit your work.

 

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THE PRESS

ALL SUBMISSIONS TO THE PRESS ARE CLOSED.

OKD Press authors receive 30% of the gross profits from the sales of their book in royalties, as well as 20 author copies upon release. In return, OKD Press is granted the sole right to publish and distribute the author’s book in English worldwide, in both print and digital forms. The author retains the copyright to their work, as well as the audio book, translation, and film and TV rights.