Funny Pearls accept submissions from women worldwide.
At the moment, we are looking for cartoons, short stories and funny takes on life. Please read our guidelines carefully before submitting your text.
We accept submissions on any topic throughout the year as well as texts for themed issues
Deadline: 31st March 2020
Deadline: 31st May 2020
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
All entries must be written in English and submitted as WORD files.
Please note that we do NOT work with Google Docs/Google Drive.
- do not use indents or tabs
- use ‘ around dialogue and ” around any quotations inside dialogue
- do not use double spacing after full stop.
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 four-six 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.
You can read more about how we select Funny Pearls material here.