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*Submissions are now closed and will reopen in January 2019.*

During this time, we will continue to publish a new poem every Wednesday and a new flash every Friday.

POETRY: Please send our donkey one poem at a time. 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 fiction (up to 1,500 words) at a time. Use 12-point, Times New Roman font and double space your submissions for the sake of our donkey’s eyes.

In the subject line of your e-mail, please include the genre of the submission, as well the title of your piece. 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, .txt, 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 a story or poem, please wait at least one month before submitting your work again. If we accept a story or poem, please wait at least six months before submitting your work again. We like to give everyone a fair shake.

Our donkey likes to read both literary and genre work, but no graphic sex or violence. Also, no racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, or xenophobia.

Okay Donkey acquires the 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.