Okay Donkey Magazine
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About this Magazine:
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, sad, and both funny and sad at the same time. And we especially like to read the experimental, the surreal, and the genre-bending.
- Editor(s): Eric Newman, Steve Chang, Elizabeth Upshur
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: okaydonkeymag.com
- Twitter: Twitter
- Instagram: Instagram
- Format: Online
- Genres: Fiction, Poetry
- Simultaneous Submissions: yes (see website)
- Postal Submissions: no
- Email Submissions: no
- Online Submissions: yes (via Submittable)
- Reading Period: year-round
- Response Time: 2-3 months
- Payment: no
- Contests: no
- Founded: 2018
Publisher’s description: 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, sad, and both funny and sad at the same time. And we especially like to read the experimental, surreal, and genre-bending.
Okay Donkey began in May 2018 and in the 5 years since then, we’ve had work placed in the Best Small Fictions anthology 5 times, the Best Microfiction anthology 9 times, the Wigleaf Top 50 Short Fictions 4 times and have been longlisted 12 times, and have had work named as a finalist for the Best of the Net twice.
In June 2019, Okay Donkey expanded to include Okay Donkey Press. Our first fiction book, Ghosts of You by Cathy Ulrich, was named as a finalist for the Ladies of Horror Fiction Award in 2020. Our first poetry book, Ways We Vanish by Todd Dillard, was named as a finalist for the Balcones Prize for Poetry in 2021 and our second poetry book, Salamat sa Intersectionality by Dani Putney, was named as a finalist for the LAMBDA Award for Transgender Poetry in 2022.
Our list of recent contributors include: Sara Novic, author of the novel True Biz, K-Ming Chang, author of the novel Bestiary, Sara Lippmann, author of the novel Lech, Marisa Crane, author of the novel I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself, KB Brookins, author of the poetry collection Freedom House, and Robin Gow, author of the novel in verse A Million Quiet Revolutions.