Guidelines for Slackjaw Submissions

Welcome writer,

As the #1 destination on Medium for all-things humor and coherent think-pieces on cats, Slackjaw wouldn’t be what it is without you, High Warlock of funny ideas. That said, we do accept submissions from humor writers of all backgrounds and extraterrestrial lifeforms.

If you’re interested in submitting a piece to Slackjaw, please email slackjawsubmissions@gmail.com with a private link to your Medium draft. Only one submission at a time, please. We aren’t robots, contrary to popular belief.

Most, if not all, of our pieces fall under 1,000 words. The less, the better. But not too less.

Expect a reply from anywhere between one to two weeks — sometimes more, sometimes less — depending on the alignment of earth’s rotational axis with the business hours of your local Costco.

If your piece fits, we’ll add you as a writer and publish it.

To get a feel for the range of work we’ve published, check out several of the pieces below.


Farewell and prosper,

The Slackjaw Editors (and Matthew McConaughey)