Write for Greener Pastures Magazine
How to join the most talented, funniest writers on Medium
What we are looking for
We (and our faithful dog, Aggie) are searching for previously unpublished humor pieces in any style (except for fake news/Onion pieces) within 100–700 words. We also run cartoons that have no minimum word criteria.
Please ensure your draft follows Medium guidelines.
- A Headline
To see how to capitalize a headline use https://headlinecapitalization.com/ and use the Associated Press style.
- A subheading
To create a subheading write underneath your headline, highlight the text and select the little t.
- A cover image
All images must have the credit/source. Free images are available at unsplash.com
What we are NOT looking for
- Submissions that promote stereotypes, biases, or discrimination against a group/individual’s race, sexual orientation, or background will not be accepted — get with it.
- No satirical news — leave that to The Onion.
- No personal essays that are ‘humorous.’
- Nothing over 700 words — we have short attention spans.
To be added as a writer, when you feel your piece is ready, write the title of your piece in the subject line. If you believe your piece is “timely,” or something that is currently trending in the news, write (TIMELY) at the end.
Within the email, please use the following format:
[SHORT COVER LETTER/NICE WORDS]
[SHORT BIO — FOR FIRST TIME SUBMITTERS ONLY]
[TWITTER ACCOUNT] (if applicable)
Then, add a link to your Medium draft, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
For any reason you don’t hear from us within two weeks, please send a gentle reminder.
After you have been added as a writer, you still need to email your submissions through. Please submit only one at a time. We love enthusiasm; our inbox — not so much.
Things to know
All our pieces are published behind the Medium paywall so our writers can be paid. To receive payment you need to join the Medium Payment Program, more information on how writers can be paid can be found here.
When your piece is published, you retain the rights to your work, as we may publish it on other social media platforms. For any questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com
If your piece isn’t accepted, remember it isn’t personal, and that within Greener Pastures are people with feelings.
Tips for writing
For a refresher on writing satire click here.
Three hints for better responses — and a better life
- Check grammar and punctuation.
- Think, write, and act from the top of your intelligence.
- Be nice.
We look forward to reading your work.