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Okay Donkey: Flash General Submissions

We publish one new piece every Friday, alternating between flash fiction and poetry. We do NOT publish flash nonfiction. Please send us either one flash OR one poem per author, per submission period.

We’re open for submissions every month until we hit our submission cap. If we hit the submission cap, submissions will close early and reopen on the 1st of the next month.

Our usual turnaround time is around 2-3 months. If you haven’t heard from us after 3 months, please feel free to follow up on your submission.

About the Journal

Okay Donkey is a literary magazine that likes to read the odd, the off-kilter, and the just plain weird. We like work that’s funny, that’s sad, and that’s both funny and sad at the same time. And we especially love to read the experimental, the surreal, and the genre-bending.

Some of our favorite poets are Amy Gerstler, Danez Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Brenda Shaughnessy, Alison Benis White, Jericho Brown, Claudia Rankine, James Tate, and Ilya Kaminsky.

Some of our favorite flash fiction and short story writers are Amy Hempel, Lydia Davis, Deb Olin Unferth, Amber Sparks, Roxane Gay, Carmen Maria Machado, George Saunders, Brian Evenson, and Ben Loory.