Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017
5 Story/Article/Joke & 12 Greeting Card Markets
Robert Laughlin's Biennial Market Updates:
Andromeda Spacways, Defenestration, Funny Times, Blue Mountain Arts, Comstock Cards, Design Design
Markets listed on this page contain Pro, Semipro, Pay, Token paying, and nonpaying markets that accept humorous fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or other forms, that do not extensively include fiction written by the publisher(s), editor(s), or staff.
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- THE LISTINGS -
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The editor's e-mail link is for Info/Queries only if marked (Q),
... and the E-subs address(es) will found in the guidelines.
The e-address is for Info/Queries & E-subs if marked (QS)
RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 16 May 2017: general updating Robert Laughlin
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS MAGAZINE - quarterly print/PDF; sf/f/h, keyword: fun (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: 1AU¢/word (min AU$20/max AU$100), AU$10 for poetry & Flash; +1 PDF copy to all. Words: fic/flash/nonfic=<10k (<20k for subscribers & Aus/NZ writers); poem=<2 pages. RT: <7 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). [Top]
RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 16 May 2017: general updateing Robert Laughlin
DEFENESTRATION - triannual (nonfic year-round) webzine; humor, any genre (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics/flash video). Pay: exposure. Words: <4k (nonfic=2k). RT: <1 week. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). Fiction/Poem Reading Periods: 20Dec-5Apr; 20Apr-5Aug; 20Aug-5Dec. [Top]
RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 16 May 2017: pay, editor changes Robert Laughlin
FUNNY TIMES - monthly print; all topics (fic/cartoons). Pay: fic=$60, cartoons=$30-$50. Words: 500-700. RT: <several months. E-subs: NONE. (QS). [Top]
MAD MAGAZINE - monthly print; mad humor. Pay: pro. Words: no word limits named. RT: NO REPLY: assume reject after 30 days. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. MAD Submissions Editor (Q). [Top]
PERRETS' HUMOR FILES - online joke service; all genres (jokes). Pay: $3 per used joke. Words: one-liners only. RT: probably fast. Reprints: query. E-subs: PREFERS E-MAIL. (QS). [Top]
—GREETING CARDS —! ! ! Remember: if not given here, always ask for guidelines before submitting ! ! !
Hint: Card companies work about six months in advance. For seasonal cards think that far ahead.
RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 19 May 2017: GLs page address changed Robert Laughlin
BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTS PAPER CARD/SPS STUDIOS
Actively seeking freelancers; Pay: card=$300; poem in anthology=$50; GLs send on request via e-mail (see below for address)
Range of cards: Family, friends, occasions, inspiration, encouragement.
Style of cards: Sentimental and conversational; a few lines to two and a half pages. No humor or one-liners, please.
Postal and e-mail submissions welcome. Format for submission: Postal: typewritten, one poem per page, name on each page; e-mail: type work in the body of the e-mail, we won't accept attachments or website links. In either case, please include mailing address and phone number. Submit any number of poems at a time.
- Editorial Department
- P.O. Box 1007
- Boulder, CO 80306
RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 22 May 2017: new URL & guidelines Robert Laughlin
600 S. Rock, Suite 15
Reno, NV 89502-4115 USA
Adult humor only.
Pay: gaglines=$50 per card idea; art=negotiates
Kansas City, MO 64111 USA
Send 25-50 ideas per batch
RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 22 May 2017: new guidelines Robert Laughlin
DESIGN DESIGN INC.
19 LaGrave SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Artist inquiry page
Submission Guidelines PDF
Broad range of cards
Writers send submissions with SASE to:
Telephone: 732-662-6700 or (800) 654-6960
- Attn: Editorial Dept.
- 11 Executive Avenue
- Edison, New Jersey 08817
Fax: (866) 981-0151
FREEDOM GREETING CARD CO.
Actively seeking freelancers; pay unknown; GLs on web site.
Broad range of cards.
Send submissions (with SASE) to:
Web Site Guidelines
- Freedom Greeting Card Co.
- Attn: Art Department
- 774 American Drive
- Bensalem, PA 19020
HALLMARK - CRWEB
Creative Staffing and Development
2501 McGee, MD 444
Kansas City, MO 64108
Currently using little freelance work
MARIAN HEATH GREETING CARDS, INC.
Art Department Submissions
9 Kendrick Road
Wareham MA 02571
Occasionally purchases editorial and will consider unsolicited verse submissions appropriate for Everyday and seasonal card occasions. Publishes a diverse line of cards with sentiments that include traditional, inspirational, conversational, whimsical, and humorous.
Contests & e-mail submissions
Web Site Guidelines
Postal submissions welcome: mainly wants short, non-rhyming humor prose; send one 3x5 card with verse/sentiment, name, and address (samples in GLs) per idea to:
Actively seeking freelancers — pays $75 per idea — GLs on website
- Oatmeal Studios
- P.O. Box 138WP
- Rochester, VT 05767 USA
- Attn: Editorial Dept.
(questions, info, & e-mail submissions — query first for format!
VAGABOND CREATIONS, INC.
George F. Stanley, Jr.
2560 Lance Dr.
Dayton, OH 45409 USA
tel: (937) 298-1124
Pays $15-$25 per idea
WARNER PRESS, PUBLISHERS
Or by postal mail to:
Karen Rhodes, Senior Editor
Warner Press, Inc.
1201 East Fifth Street
Anderson, Indiana 46012, USA
Religious, inspirational - pays $20-$35 per idea.