Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge: The Winners

Alex Baia
Alex Baia
Oct 9, 2019 · 4 min read

In August, we announced The Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge, a 30-day extravaganza of focused comedy writing, open to all, with a $1,000 grand prize and two $500 runner-up prizes.

After reading and reading and reading (and re-reading) the 380 (!) entries, we realized we needed to add a dozen $100 finalist prizes and 20 honorable mentions. The entries were that amazing.

That said, our panel of judges (Megan Broussard, Sarah Hutto, Keaton Patti, Michelle Spies, sarah james, and yours truly) reached a clear consensus.

Here they are: the winners of the inaugural Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge — which we are revealing two-at-a-time, starting Oct. 9.

Trophy by Emily Clouse

The Winners


Honorable Mentions

Starting late October, we will be publishing some honorable mentions that we also loved. In no particular order…


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