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Many Nice Donkeys

Literary Magazine

Flash Fiction

Flash Nonfiction


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We welcome the literary, the weird, the disobedient, and the avant-garde. Send us poems that make claims we can’t stop chewing on and stories that reframe the ordinary. If you have work in hybrid genres, send that, too!

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    48 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

You can submit multiple pieces but it has to be less than 1000 words total

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

You can submit multiple pieces but it has to be less than 1000 words total


Max pieces: 5

8 pages max. we are unlikely to accept rhyming poems and poems that are center aligned.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Should we select your work for publication, we’ll solicit a brief bio in your acceptance email.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please do paginate your documents. We ask that you use standard fonts like Times New Roman or Garamond and submit .doc or .docx files. The name of your document should be the title of the first piece that appears in the submission. If you submit in multiple genres you may send them in one email, but each genre submission should be a separate document.

  • Author's rights

    Many Nice Donkeys acquires first serial rights. Following publication, all rights revert back to the writer.

  • Additional info

    Rejections that are actually nice

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

48 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

13 days

Fastest response time

87 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 174 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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