Submit a Pearl

Funny Pearls accept submissions from women worldwide.

At the moment, we are looking for cartoons, short stories and funny takes on life. Please see guidelines below before submitting your text.

We accept submissions on any topic throughout the year as well as texts for themed issues



Remaining Themes, 2019

♦ ROARING 20s ♦

Deadline: 31st January 2020

Short Stories

We accept short stories of up to 4,000 words.


We accept life experience or observational humour of up to 2,000 words.


Please email cartoons as attachment files.


All entries must be written in English. Please ensure that you have checked grammar and spelling before submitting your text and please do not exceed the word limit.

The BIG question – What is funny?

We are looking for everything from subtle humour or a particularly witty writing-style to outright comedy. The topic can be almost anything, it’s the humorous angle that matters. It can be light and breezy, dark or twisted.

We welcome sharp writing with a message and observations portrayed in an amusing manner although we do not accept writing that’s mean-spirited. Funny Pearls is a friendly website.

Humour is individual and we do not expect everybody to find all our contributions hilarious. But – if your text makes you laugh, giggle or smile, chances are it will make somebody else laugh, giggle or smile. So why not have a go?


Email your submission to We prefer Word documents but accept PDF and plain text files too. And – we’re very fond of page numbers!

Please type ‘SUBMISSION’ in the email heading and include a brief message stating author name, title of the work and category (life, short story, cartoon). If your story is intended for a specific themed issue please also mention this in your email.

We are happy to add a short biography (written in the third person), links to your blog, publications or social media accounts, and a headshot. We use black & white images for our author photos, but don’t worry if you’ve only got a colour photo, we can ‘noir’ it for you!

We will acknowledge receipt of your submission within seven days and aim to respond within two-three weeks* to let you know if your contribution has been accepted. Please note that we only accept pieces that have not been published or posted elsewhere and to which the sender owns the copyright.

* Four-five weeks during the summer months.

You can read more about how we select Funny Pearls material here.