Thank you for your interest in submitting to Funny-ish! Here are our submission guidelines.
Please email all submissions as full pieces pasted into the body of your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not include attachments!
To help streamline our submission process, we are now asking you to fill out a little submission form when you submit a piece. It asks for your name, pronouns, contact, social handles, and an optional to answer DEI identification that will only be used internally to help keep track with our diversity initiatives. You only need to fill this out once, and not with every submission.
If you’re submitting something time-sensitive or topical, please title your email with “TIMELY – [title of your piece].” Timely submissions include holiday-themed pieces, which we recommend submitting as early as possible.
We no longer accept concurrent submissions.
We accept submissions of reprints ONLY in the case that your piece was solely previously published on a personal blog or Medium page. If your piece was previously published by another humor site, we cannot accept it.
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT?
Whoever dares to write comedy.
We love new writers. We love shy writers. We love BIPOC, female, non-binary, LGBTQ+ writers. We love weird ideas. We love pieces that have been rejected. We love pieces that aren’t easily categorized or are the wrong format for other places. We love lists. We love cartoons. We love funny-ish writing with an impactful message behind it. We love stupid-funny writing with no message behind it.
WHAT TYPE OF SUBMISSIONS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
We look for short form humor in many forms: satirical, absurdist, cartoons, lists, and more – we love it all. We do not accept flash fiction, sketches, or personal essays. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the kinds of pieces published on the site before submitting.
Humor comes in all forms, so there’s no hard and fast rule. Anything over 1,000 words will need to justify that length, and ditto to anything under 200 (illustrations are subject to different guidelines.)
Rewrites/RESUBMISSION of the same piece?
We do not accept edits, rewrites, or resubmitting the same piece – unless requested by the editor.
Can I send you multiple *different* submissions?
Please only submit one piece at a time, and wait to hear back before submitting again. Your enthusiasm is very much appreciated though! (If it has been over three weeks, and you haven’t heard anything – feel free to send a little reminder nudge as something may have slipped through the cracks of gmail.)
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer pay at this time.