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We are looking for original, unpublished fiction and poetry with strong character arcs and immersive description.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 Please note that we do not publish content with footnotes.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.

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It's time once again for another POP CULTURE ISSUE. Please only use this form for POETRY.  Any incorrect category submission will be declined.

We're open 1/1 to 2/28 for all work in all categories with a clear connection to pop culture (that's music, art, movies, tv, celebs... really anything).

Our basic guidelines apply. 


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It's time once again for another POP CULTURE ISSUE. Please only use this form for ESSAYS or NONFICTION in all categories (general essays, music, film, One Perfect Episode, It's Good Actually).  Any incorrect category submission will be declined.

We're open 1/1 to 2/28 for all work in all categories with a clear connection to pop culture (that's music, art, movies, tv, celebs... really anything).

Our basic guidelines apply.

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It's time once again for another POP CULTURE ISSUE. Please only use this form for FICTION.  Any incorrect category submission will be declined.

We're open 1/1 to 2/28 for all work in all categories with a clear connection to pop culture (that's music, art, movies, tv, celebs... really anything).

Our basic guidelines apply.

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It's time once again for another POP CULTURE ISSUE. Please only use this form for ART.  Any incorrect category submission will be declined.

We're open 1/1 to 2/28 for all work in all categories with a clear connection to pop culture (that's music, art, movies, tv, celebs... really anything).

Our basic guidelines apply.

*PLEASE USE THIS FORM FOR 24 HOUR TURNAROUNDS FOR THE POP CULTURE ISSUE ONLY*


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. 



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For years, it has been my desire to start a chapbook press that showcases unique and beautiful voices while also striving to keep my morals and values as an editor in place. So often, you see talented writers publishing with sloppy, toxic, or even abusive presses, presses that care only about prestige in the publishing and literary “communities” or, worse, are driven only by a desire to be profitable- chapbook mills that churn out 40+ titles a year and require the author to do all the heavy lifting with presales and advertising.

Well, my friends, I have never been profitable in my life, but I do know good writing when I see it, and I abhor the inner workings and nepotism of the lit/pub world. You will never see me making excuses for racists, and you will never see me rubbing shoulders with sex pests, so you will never have to tell a friend that you are regretful for having published with Cherry Dress. I am here to pick a chapbook, publish that chapbook, and love you forever.

Please submit a manuscript of 15-30 pages (not including TOC and acknowledgements) of poetry. There are no requirements with regard to topic or format, though please take it easy on me this time around as I am new at this. Please include in your cover letter your third person bio as well as any content warnings that your work may need. Please do not send me abusive work. If you have a question regarding whether or not your content is ok, please query me at drunkmonkeyseditorial@gmail.com with the subject line chapbook inquiry before submitting. 

This is a new journey for me as an editor and I am sure there will be a learning curve, so please keep that in mind when submitting. It is my only goal to work with you to make your book perfect in every way. I will be reading submissions though 4/1/22 and will choose a manuscript by 5/1/22. There is a cap at 200 submissions. Publication is tentatively set for 7/1/22. 





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. 


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.


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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 6,000 words long, please query first. 



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. 

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

 

Please note that we do not publish content with footnotes.

Please do not send us abusive content.  

There is a 10,000 word limit on this category. 

Please remove hard returns and double spaces after periods from your document, and remove indentations from the beginnings of your paragraphs. 

Please note that we do not publish content with footnotes.

Please do not send us abusive content.
 

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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. 




Flash stories should be no longer than 1,500 words, but should contain a complete story arc.

If your story is over 1,500 words, please submit to Fiction.


Please note that we do not publish content with footnotes.

Please do not send us abusive content.  

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