Humor Markets


Conceptual humor. Fake nonfiction. I don’t know what to call it, I barely know how to write it, and I wish I knew how to Photoshop because that might come in handy.

Regardless, here are some markets for that sort of (sub)literary jokey thing-my-sister-read-but-didn’t-like-but-still-Facebook-liked-cuz-she’s-nice.

Note: This list only includes markets for conceptual prose humor with open submission policies. A $ next to it means it pays something.


The American Bystander   $

The Belladonna    [women/non-binary/gender non-conforming/queer writers only]

The Big Jewel

The Bigger Picture



The Disappointed Housewife


The Funny Times   $      [snail mail submissions only]

The Haven

The Hit Job       [football centric]


Jokes Review

Lady Pieces

Little Old Lady Comedy

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

MockMom   [motherhood centric]

New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs   $

The Offing: Wit Tea   $

Pickle Fork

Points in Case

Razed   [parenting specific comedy]

Robot Butt

The Rumpus: Funny Women [women/non-gender conforming writers only]

Scoundrel Time [political-minded]

Skye Bear    $ [royalties]


The Vanity Projection   $

Waxing Humorous

Weekly Humorist   $

WICF Daily



Last Updated: 9/14/2018


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