Submit a Pearl


FUNNY PEARLS accept submissions from women worldwide.

NOTE: We have recently changed out submission procedure so please check the details carefully

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

Short Stories

We accept short stories of up to 4000 words.


Life

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


Cartoons

Please email cartoons as attachment files.


Poetry

You can submit a maximum of two poems at a time. Please limit the number of lines to sixty per poem.


Flash Fiction

Please submit your little gems of up to 300 words.


General

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.

There is no entry fee but sadly, at this stage, we offer no payment either. However, we hope to help new writers by opening this platform to their humorous output.


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?


Submit

Email your submission to funnypearlsuk@gmail.com. We prefer to receive the text in Word format, but if you’re not sure how to add a file you can include your text in the actual email.

Please type ‘SUBMISSION’ in the email heading and include a brief message stating author name, title of the work and category (flash fiction, life, or short story).

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 48 hours and aim to respond within a few weeks to let you know if your contribution has been accepted. As FUNNY PEARLS  is a new journal we only accept pieces that have not been submitted elsewhere.