There’s still a few days left to enter the 2010 Humor Writing Competition from the Robert Benchley Society! Entries must be written in the Benchley style. 500 word count limit, $10 fee, online submission, deadline is July 11.  Winners will be announced on Oct. 31, 2010. Past judges include Dave Barry and Bob Newhart, so who knows who will see your work this year?


Going Bonkers, a magazine that mixes humor with serious articles on mental health and better living, has now posted guidelines for unsolicited articles. The editors prefer the humor angle with lighter subject matter, and list examples on the site. Preferred word count: 1,000 to 1,500 words. No pay, but they do allow you a generous bio to promote your books, sites, etc. E-mail queries accepted, and there are some very specific guidelines to follow.  The magazine has a very unique, offbeat (and fascinating) tone, so buy a copy before querying.

The new humor site An Army of Ermas has been building quite the buzz and is currently holding its first ever humor writing contest! Submissions must be 250 words or less, and focus on family-friendly topics. Fans will vote for their faves on July 6, and the top two authors with the most votes will land spots as contributors. While there’s no cash prize, you’ll receive glory, praise and more eyes on your work, since the site was selected by the Erma Bombeck Writing Workshop site as a Humor Writer of the Month.

For more details, click here.

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Posted: June 21, 2010 in Uncategorized
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