Submission requests

OUR 2024 ROLLING SUBMISSION WINDOW IS NOW OPEN! PLEASE SEE FULL DETAILS BELOW!

We are always looking to grow and adapt. Humour Me was created with the express purpose of being a showcase  for humour/comedy writers from across the world.  However, not all humourists write short stories. With that in mind, we will be offering two additional sub categories in 2024!

 As well as funny short stories, we will be looking for articles based on someone or something  funny that inspires you. It could be your favourite stand up comedian, or a funny movie  or show that you love. We want to see how this person or thing has influenced you, we want to not only laugh but see your passion for the subject shine through.

Our second new category is ‘send us a letter.’ We want you to send us a letter, written by you to any famous (or infamous!) person  throughout history.  The letter and subject can be as out there and abstract as you like – it just needs to make us laugh!

As per usual, we will also still accept cartoon submissions.

We have also decided to lower our minimum count for short stories to 500 words! We want to give as many people as possible to share their funny writing with us.

As an extra bonus, we will be offering a 30% discount voucher for our online store for all accepted submissions, with 5 uses! Don’t worry if you don’t get accepted. Everyone who submits, as a token of appreciation for their interest will receive a 10% voucher with 2 uses!

 Please see below for full details and please do ensure you read ALL submission requirements before you submit. Happy writing, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

SHORT STORIES:  Minimum 500 words, maximum 3000.  No theme, just make us laugh!

ARTICLES:  Minimum 1000 words, maximum 3000. This can be about any actor, writer, film, show etc that has inspired you. It does not have to be anyone ‘famous.’ If your grandpa’s jokes got you into comedy, tell us!

LETTERS :  Minimum 500 words, maximum 1500. The subject of your letter must be  someone from the past (not currently living!)

CARTOONS:  Maximum of five cartoons per submission.

FEES:  Flat fee of £12.50 per accepted submission for stories, articles and letters. Flat fee of £5.00 per accepted cartoon submissions.

Estimated release dates for next three issues:

Issue 20: April 13th (updated)

Issue 21 : May 18th

Issue 22: June 22nd

GENERAL SUBMISSION RULES

Please send all submissions attached to an email as a word/image document, as well as a short bio. Bio can be sent as an attachment or in the email body.

We are happy to accept all types of humour, from sharp satire to slapstick. While humour is subjective, we will not tolerate any form of bigotry or discrimination toward any ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality or disability.

We no longer accept multiple submissions (with the exception of cartoon submissions as detailed in the sub call details above). We will allow simultaneous subs, please do just let us know if you have been accepted somewhere else in the meantime.

We will not accept submissions that have been previously published or displayed in any format, anywhere.

We will not respond to any submissions that do not meet the submission criteria. We also will not respond to rejection follow-up emails.

Rolling submission window will be open up until midnight, August 31st 2024. If you are accepted, we will inform you in what issue we plan to use your work, this may not necessarily be in the next issue after your submission.

We reserve the right to edit submissions for publication.

All payments to be made via paypal at least 48hrs before magazine publication.

Please send all submissions to: humourmemag@outlook.com

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