So they tell you you’re funny, huh? Great! That’s exactly what we’re looking for!
Here are a few things you should know to submit your funny cartoons and stories to Funny Times:
Our print publication pokes fun at politics, news, relationships, food, technology, pets, work, death, environmental issues, business, religion (yes, even religion) and the human condition in general. Not much is off limits, so do your best to make us laugh. Plus we’re advertising free, so whatever we like, we use.
Email submissions welcome! Cartoons should be scans (300 dpi JPG or TIFF). Please include your preferred contact information in the email. Submissions can be emailed to: email@example.com. Please include your full name in the subject line or body of the email. We do our best to respond to all submissions, but please be patient!
If you still want to mail your submission, please send hard-copy printouts of high-res images (please don’t send your originals … we’re awfully clumsy with our coffee). We accept both single and multi-panel formats, color and black & white, though reproduction is nearly always in black and white.
Stories — the funniest you have ever written — should be about 500-700 words. Don’t send us things that aren’t funny. We won’t publish them.
There is a lead-time of several months because of our editorial calendar, meaning, i.e., December holiday material should be mailed for consideration in September. Please include a SASE for return of your material and/or our response.
We buy one-time publication rights and do not require exclusives; your work is ultimately yours to keep. We pay upon publication, not acceptance, and the rates are $30-$50 per cartoon based on reproduction size and $75 each for story. You’ll even get a complimentary subscription to Funny Times and some serious bragging rights.
Submissions should be mailed to:
The Funny Times
C/O The Editors
P.O. BOX 18530
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Our website is not a complete reflection of the type of material included in our magazine. Might we suggest you send an 8.5″x11″ SASE with proper return postage (about $1.50 these days) for a recent issue sample?
Bonus Hints: Don’t overwhelm the editors. Send your top 5-10 cartoons or 2-3 stories. Tell us where you’ve been published before and let us know who else thinks you’re funny (this will not necessarily be held against you). Don’t take rejection too hard; it could be that the third time is the charm and we just didn’t “get” you before then. Please be patient! Don’t overwhelm our lovely Customer Service department by calling to check in on the status of your submission- submission inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.