Guidelines for Slackjaw Submissions

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Jan 16, 2018 · 2 min read

Welcome Writer,

As the #1 destination on Medium for all-things humor, and 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in submitting a humor piece to Slackjaw, please email slackjawsubmissions@gmail.com with a private link to your unpublished Medium draft.


Please keep in mind…

  • Our pieces fall under 1,000 words. Less is better. But not too less. Most pieces are 300–750 words.
  • We publish funny writing. This includes premise-driven humor pieces, humorous essays, and occasionally comedic fiction — if it feels right.
  • Send us an unpublished, private Medium draft. Attachments and pasted texts scare us!
  • Existing Slackjaw writers, as well as new writers, should email all drafts to slackjawsubmissions@gmail.com.
  • We now strongly encourage Slackjaw writers to submit Medium member-only (gated paywall) pieces. This ensures that you get paid for your writing and you reach more readers via Medium topics.
  • Only one submission at a time, please. Contrary to popular belief, we aren’t robots.
  • Expect a reply in 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.


We do get more submissions than we can publish. To maximize your chances…



Farewell and prosper,

The Slackjaw Editors (and Matthew McConaughey)

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Medium humor. Large laughs.

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