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 really do read all submissions carefully, and 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. As a result of having their work featured on PIC, our writers have been 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 articles
  • Preferably 600-1000 words
  • Previously unpublished comedy articles

We don't follow a viral or utilitarian formula when it comes to selecting comedy articles–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 or controversial material, satire/parodies, and other offbeat ideas. We're looking for smart, irreverent, or eloquent comedy writing with personality or pizzazz, and a clear throughline. But the main goal is to arouse laughter, whatever your method.

Past topics include everything from hypothetical extreme stunts, blow-up doll girlfriends, and the zombie apocalypse, to vape pens, gym etiquette, and the Dewey Decimal System. Funny stories, essays, and articles covering current events are fine, as long as they're comedic. The only styles we don't publish are poetry and 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
  • 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.


Use the button below to submit comedy articles using Submittable, our submissions manager. If you have multiple articles, please send up to three of your best at a time. This gives us a better initial idea of your writing style and depth, and increases the chances that at least one article will fit into our publishing schedule. We're also accepting list submissions now too! Click below and then use the lists form to send us shorter, punchy comedy.


We look forward to reading your work!