Please send your submissions to We publish a new poem every Monday and a new flash fiction every Friday. Please send us only one poem or one flash per author.


At this time we are unable to consider any unsolicited manuscripts. Please don’t send us your beautiful word babies. We won’t be able to give them the proper care and attention they deserve.


POETRY: Please send our donkey one poem per author. Use 12-point, Times New Roman font and single space your submissions. While there are no strict word or line limits for poetry, we tend to like pieces that fit on one page.

FLASH: Please send our donkey one flash (up to 1,500 words) per author. Use 12-point, Times New Roman font, and double space your submissions for the sake of the donkey’s eyes.

In the subject line of your e-mail, please include the title of your piece and whether the submission is poetry or flash. Feel free to include a cover letter in the body of your e-mail. Attach your piece to the e-mail as either a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file.

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.

Our donkey likes to read both literary and genre-bending work, but no graphic 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.