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We are looking for original, unpublished fiction and poetry with strong character arcs and immersive description.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 DO accept previously published works. 

We will try to get back to you on your submission within six months. If you have not heard from us by then, you may follow up on the status of your submission with an email to drunkmonkeyseditorial@gmail.com. 

 Please note that we do not publish content with footnotes.

THERE IS AN UP TO 12 MONTH GAP BETWEEN ACCEPTANCE AND PUBLICATION.

Please do not send us abusive content.  It does not end well for anyone involved.

Please limit your essays to 5000 words. Content warnings are appreciated. Do not send us abusive content. 

We are not an academic journal and do not publish works that have footnotes or annotations! We love work that is more journalistic in style and readability for our audience. If your essays are very very scholastic, we are not the best venue for you. 

We take all topics but tend not to run current event pieces due to the wait in publication after acceptance.


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. 


Content warnings are appreciated. Do not send us abusive content.

We are not an academic journal and do not publish works that have footnotes or annotations! We love work that is more journalistic in style and readability for our audience.



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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 5,000 words long, please query first. 

Content warnings are appreciated. Do not send us abusive content.

We are not an academic journal and do not publish works that have footnotes or annotations! We love work that is more journalistic in style and readability for our audience.



Here at Drunk Monkeys, we love television. It's no secret that we stan for Bojack Horseman, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, and, of course, our patron saints: the cast of Vanderpump Rules. So it only makes sense that we introduce to you our newest feature: One Perfect Epsisode.

Originally, we pitched this idea as a call for people to write about perfect episodes of otherwise terrible shows, but that is both limiting and subjective. One man's The Walking Dead is another man's Breaking Bad or something. So really, we just want to hear from you: what is an episode of a television show that you think is just the bee's knees? An episode you watch over and over again, or one that you find yourself daydreaming about while killing time at work? 

Send us up to 800 words; please, only one submission at a time. Our standard submission guidelines apply.


Picture this: you've just purchased Hitman on DVD and all your friends are laughing at you. Why are you buying this pile of garbage? What is it you like so much about this movie that you would spend your precious dollars on?


It's Good, Actually is our new feature that challenges you to explain to everyone why you love that one terrible movie, no matter what it is. 


2000 word limit. Please do not convince us why you love Serbian Film  or movies of that nature. Normal sub guidelines apply here too. 

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Please do not send us pornography. 

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. Please note that there is only one editor who reads these submissions. If the queue gets too overloaded it may take up to 48 hours. 

As of 10/1/21, if you are accepted in poetry or fiction you are acknowledging that your wait time for publication could be up to a year. 

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).

Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in an automatic rejection with no option of a refund.


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

Drunk Monkeys