Humor Writing Markets

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

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