Finding places to send your humor writing is a bitch.  Here’s my little master list of possible markets. Most don’t pay, but whoever heard of a writer who EATS?! That’s just rumor spread by writers still able to walk around and not yet too weak to speak.

PLEASE comment below if you would like to add another market to the list! We have to stick together people. The world would be a boring place without us.


essay – Personal essays literary – Literary satire-Spoof/Satire newsy – Newsy gen – General  money-Pays


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Grin and Tonic – B&N Review literary The Funny Times  moneygen Hobo Pancakes  literary
 Funny or Die gen The Smart Set literary Asinine Poetry  literary
New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs satire ByGone Bureau literary Yellow Ham  literary
McSweeneys literary Defenestration  literary Cavalier Literary Couture  literary
The Rumpus literary Opium Magazine  literary SpaceSquid$5 SciFi gen
The Morning News money literary
Kugelmass  literary Daily WICF
The Toast genmoney Monkeybicycle  literary Feathertale  literary
 MAD gen The Big Jewel  literary The Nervous Breakdown literary
 The Reject Pile Yankee Pot Roast literary


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Jezebel newsy satire Bust Magazine Happy Woman Magazine satire
Babble newsy Bitch Magazine Wears the Trousers Magazine
The Frisky Feministe  Tom Tom Magazine
xoJane Racialicious On The Issues Magazine
Hello Giggles Comediva make/shift
Hairpin Aiming Low gen essay  The Pop Manifesto
Gurl AWID MyPheme gen essay 
Scary Mommy Guest Posting Sadie Got a Girl Crush  Funny Not Slutty gen essay  Grrrl Beat
Skirt! money essay Shameless Magazine Tuff Titties  
Feministing fbomb Daily WICF


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Huffington Post gen essay Salon essay money newsy The Spoof satire
The Examiner newsy College Humor gen CAP News satire
Daily WICF Nerve The Glossy News satire
Slate newsy Splitsider Farce Haven Tribune satire
Cracked money newsy Free Wood Post satire Polite Company


Wow. You Made it Markets

  • Harper’s
  • Smithsonian
  • The Atlantic
  • Vanity Fair

Bonus: Great link I found listing TRAVEL WRITING MARKETS.

* means sometimes pays for articles

18 Responses

  1. Molly

    Oh my goodness, I love this list, and I wish I had found it before I did all the legwork to come up with almost the same list on my own. (Although this list is actually better than mine). Thank you!


  2. Sarah

    This list is fantastic! Thank you for putting this all together. I have been pulling out my hair trying to figure out where to submit what after a long writing hiatus.

    Endless thanks!


  3. Shelli

    Hey, I love this list! Do you have any notes on mags that publish cartoon humor, paid and unpaid? I publish lots in Funny Times but it is very hard to find other venues. Sadly books like Artists and Graphic Markets don’t have much useful stuff.


  4. Barry Knister

    Unfortunately, virtue is not its own reward, but those of us who rightly or wrongly think we write funny thank you for this list.


  5. Joel Miller

    Hi Amy,

    Great list. If you’re interested in adding another, I edit a humor website called The Reject Pile ( Submission guidelines:

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you!


  6. Anthony Rhody

    The Free-Range Non-fiction link actually turns out to be something called Vitua Design. This site/blog then trapped me and wouldn’t allow me to return to Amy Van Sant.


  7. L. H. Freeman

    Hi Amy.

    Does ” POINTS IN CASE ” have a snail mail address ?


  8. Jen

    The Chaos publishes humor, and we pay ($25 per accepted piece). We’re a literary journal that publishes true stories about life events. We’re interested in essays that illustrate the chaos of life, but with a balance of humor and pathos.


  9. Bob Arebob

    Thanks for this list. Please add me to newsletter.


  10. McKiney

    Hi, Amy!

    I work at Women in Comedy Festival Daily and we’d love to be listed on your website. We’re looking for humor articles, original think pieces, personal essays, why your favorite television show is feminist, etc. We accept pitches for cartoons, videos, and articles. Creators can submit pitches and first draft articles to Thanks!



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