Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Welcome to Bethville! Is Taking Submissions

Do you enjoy writing short humor pieces? Doing zany Photoshop work? Thinking up fake news stories? Send your work to Welcome to Bethville!

If I post your work, you get a credit under whatever name/username you so choose and retain all rights to send it out for publication elsewhere. There's no money in it, but it's a great way to get your work out there to people who may be more likely to pay you for things.

A few guidelines:

--I'm looking for parody, fake horoscopes, satirical celebrity/fashion news, phony letters to the editor, "advice" columns, fake movie scripts, hilarious commentary on real life/historical events, and fun, crazy new ideas that just need a home. If you aren't sure if it fits, send it anyway!

--Keep pieces under 1,500 words.

--We keep it classy here in Bethville, so nothing you wouldn't want my momma to see.

--Political humor is okay, but no serious politics. (For example, if you Photoshopped Richard Nixon's eyebrows onto Ronald Reagan in the name of comedy (fig 1.1), I would laugh and laugh. If you sent me an essay on your thoughts on healthcare reform, I would reject it.)

fig 1.1

--Be aware that any submissions I receive that contain racist/sexist humor will be returned to you with a big picture of me giving you the middle finger.

--It has to be your original work. No links.

Send your submissions in the body of an email, to themayorofbethville@gmail.com. Please allow two weeks for a reply.


Jenn said...

On my list of TO DO items!

In the end I really hope to be crowned, unlike the former Ms. Calif. I adore gays!

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

@jenn: Oh, please. Oh, please. Oh, please. I cannot wait to see what you submit!