TELL US A STORY

We are looking for original, unpublished fiction and poetry with strong character arcs and immersive description. Build worlds and break hearts. 

For essays, we're looking for factual, but not academic--keep the people in your story front and center.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.

If we have rejected your work, please wait 90 days before submitting again, unless we request you to send us another piece for consideration.

We will not respond to any work sent to our email inbox. If you are having issues with Submittable, please let us know, but do not attach your work.

We do not accept multiple submissions in any category.

We will try to get back to you on your submission within one month. If you have not heard from us in 30 days, you may follow up on the status of your submission with an email to drunkmonkeyseditorial@gmail.com.

Now's your chance to get it out of your system! Our first (perhaps only?) themed issue of the year centers around the idea of vices and virtues, in any way you define them. Send us your darkest or brightest, but please make sure it has a clear connection to the theme, and please, no Bukowski knock- offs. We want to read YOUR stuff.

vice
vīs/
noun
  1. immoral or wicked behavior.

vir·tue
ˈvərCHo͞o/
noun
  1. 1.
    behavior showing high moral standards.


Tired of long wait times? Tired of refreshing Submittable, hoping to see "In-Progress" turn into "Acceptance"? 

For a $3.00 fee, our editorial staff will consider and respond with either an acceptance or rejection within 24 hours of receipt of your submission. 

For fiction, there is a strict word limit of 3,000 words. 
For poetry, please send only one poem at a time for consideration. 
For non-fiction, please send full articles only, no queries (word limit 5,000) 

If your work is rejected, we will give you a brief one-to-two sentence personalized feedback response. 
$5.00

**submissions to this category will receive personalized feedback for a $5.00 fee**

Short stories can be on any subject, but we prefer that they contain a clear beginning, middle, and end. We do publish flash fiction, but prefer flash pieces that still manage to tell a complete story. 

Please specify if you are submitting a short story, flash fiction piece, or novel excerpt.

There is a 4,000 word limit on this category.


We have a large volume of submissions, but we will make every attempt to reach you within 30 days. 


::If you have not heard from us within one month, please contact us at drunkmonkeys79 [at] gmail.com::

Short stories can be on any subject, but we prefer that they contain a clear beginning, middle, and end. 


Poetry can be on any subject and any length.

Please be aware that our site’s template makes it difficult to maintain non-traditional formats. 

Poetry submissions should be in the form of a document containing up to five poems. Submissions containing over six poems or more will not be considered for publication. 


Essays can be submitted either as a finished work or as a query. Queries should be sent through Submittable, inside a document. Do not send queries to our email address. We will not respond to email queries. There is a 6,000 word limit on this category.


We are currently seeking film essays for our online issues. Essays should be at least 1,000 words long, and no longer than 5,000 words

If you have an essay of longer than 5,000 words, please query in the space provided. 


We are currently seeking Music Essays for the upcoming issues of our online magazine. Essays should be at least 1,000 words long, and no longer than 5,000 words

If you have an idea for an essay or retrospective series over 6,000 words long, please query first. 

We will also consider Musical Performance Videos to run on our site or share on our social media pages.