A List of Humor and Satire Websites That Accept Writing and Contributors

Information on tone, submitting, and pay

Caitlin Kunkel

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Hi there! I’m Caitlin Kunkel, a writer, editor, and teacher of humor and satire. I get asked a lot which outlets writers at all levels should submit their work to, so I made up the list below to offer some guidance. They’re listed in alphabetical order.

Many of these sites have newsletters, and you should subscribe to them to get a sense of the headlines and types of pieces they’re publishing from week to week. It’s very helpful, especially if you’re first starting out.

There are new sites cropping up all the time, so feel free to message me if you want your site included in the list below! Editors, also reach out if any of this information has changed or been updated.

twofiftyone.net

Tone: Just what it sounds like — humor and illustrations under 251 words! In their own words: “251 is a daily humor publication dedicated to publishing prose 251 words or shorter, and cartoons that don’t take longer than four seconds to figure out.

We are a product of The American Bystander, America’s final humor magazine. Each quarterly issue features new material from Jack Handey, Roz Chast, Liana Finck, Simon Rich, and many, many more. Please support 251 by subscribing to The American Bystander here, or by mailing us the location of your buried treasure here.”

Example pieces:

“Flute Earth” by Seth Fried

“The First Rule of Comedy” by Johnathan Zeller

“Genetics™, the hot, new, 75-step skin care regimen” by Ilana Gordon

Submit: Follow the submission guidelines here, the editor email is editors@twofiftyone.net. Follow them on Twitter here.

2 Ho Ho Ho’s

Tone: A fun, seasonal pop-up humor site that accepts short form humor pieces based on upcoming holidays. Run by Catherine Weingarten and Gracie Beaver-Kairis.

From the site: “What happened when two hot humor writers, a Jew and an atheist, found…

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Caitlin Kunkel

Satirist + pizza scientist. Co-founder of The Belladonna. Sign up for my newsletter, Input/Ouput: https://inputandoutput.substack.com/