Submit comedy articles for publication

Do you have a knack for comedy writing?
Do at least three of your friends think you're pretty funny?

Then we want you to contribute to PIC!

We read and reply to all submissions (typically within 10 days) and often offer constructive feedback for both accepted and declined articles. Granted you answered yes to the previous questions, the chances of having your writing published to half a million readers every month are pretty good.

PIC topped Paste Magazine‘s 2019 list of “7 Humor Websites You Should Be Reading,” The Week Magazine‘s 2019 “Best Apps to Read Whenever You Need a Laugh,” and almost half of Paste‘s “15 of the Best Humorists Writing Today” contribute regularly to the site. As a result of having their work featured on PIC, our writers have been recruited for TV and other media writing gigs, signed by publishers, picked up by magazines and other outlets, interviewed on talk shows, inundated with love/hate mail, and charmed by the delightfully chaotic experience of going viral. We wish all of this and more/less upon you too. Read on!

Submission Guidelines

We're specifically looking for:

  • Humorous, creative, thematic, and entertaining comedy articles and lists
  • Preferably 600-1000 words
  • Previously unpublished work

We don't follow a viral or utilitarian formula when it comes to selecting both evergreen and timely comedy articles and lists—if it's funny it's funny, and we'll do our best to make it work. We're very open to creative writing, atypical formats, mainstream topics with an original approach, mundane topics made interesting, edgy material, satire and parodies, and other offbeat ideas. We're looking for smart, irreverent, and eloquent comedy writing with personality or pizzazz, and a clear throughline. But the main goal is to arouse laughter, whatever your method.

Funny stories, observational humor, essays, current events, and other topical articles are great too, as long as they're comedic. The only style we don't publish is satire news, because you already know where to get that.

Things that will increase the chances of having your comedy article published:

  • Original topic or premise
  • A refreshing spin or angle
  • Strong, compelling opening
  • Proofread and polished content
  • Heightening, callbacks, or runners
  • Descriptive, catchy title
  • Emerging from a cloud of fog under a strobe light

If we publish your article, your name, photo, and bio will appear alongside it, and your author page will catalog all your published comedy.

Want more specifics on what we look for in submissions?

Read our Editor Interview on the writer's resource site Duotrope.

Submission Categories

  1. Comedy Articles – Satire and parodies, observational humor, funny stories, listicles, humorous guides or essays, and open letters, including evergreen topics with an original approach, timely and topical humor, and offbeat ideas.
  2. Funny Lists – Shorter, punchier comedy formats encompassing lists, quizzes, reviews, and other non-paragraph style formats typically involving a series of items.

Submit Now

Use the button below to submit comedy articles and funny lists using Submittable, our submissions manager. If you have multiple articles or lists, please send up to two of your best per format at a time. This gives us a better initial idea of your writing style and depth, and increases the chances that at least one will fit into our publishing schedule.


We look forward to reviewing your work!