- Do you suffer from a frequent urge to write jokes and funny articles?
- Are you in need of an outlet so that you don’t take a flame-thrower to the patriarchy or key its car?
- Do you have alarming urges to collaborate with other funny feminists who can make you laugh AND make you think?
If you experience any of the above symptoms, ask our Editors today about what The Syndrome Mag can do for you.
Here at The Syndrome Mag we’re always looking for female-identifying writers and feminist allies who want to help educate, enlighten, and promote feminism through comedy and humorous story-telling. We’re a multinational non-profit organization that has been around for seven years and are committed to providing witty and insightful articles, memes for social media, and artwork to crack readers up while cracking through the glass ceiling. We love to laugh and believe laughter can be one of the most effective ways to make the changes we want to see in the world.
If you’re an author who believes in pay equality, fair distribution of labor (including emotional labor), stopping mansplainers in their tracks and making manspreaders give you your space, standing up to sexual abusers, fighting a system that convinces women they’re not enough, and empowering women one joke at a time, we’d love to hear from you.
If you’re a comedy writer who loves writing about issues important to women and collaborating with other funny feminists, you’ve come to the right place!
What we’re looking for:
At The Syndrome Mag, we cover a broad list of topics from a feminist’s perspective, including those that directly address gender equality issues such as reproductive rights, pay equity, #MeToo, the glass ceiling, and women in politics (because we REALLY need to laugh about these things) and those that are lighter-hearted and focus on what it’s like being a woman in the world today, including sex and sexual identity, relationships, dating, body image, work, fashion, food, etc. Funny is who we are and what we’re looking for, no matter the topic.
What you can pitch:
- Articles: Our feature articles are between 500-1200 words and can include topics ranging from feminism to politics to everyday women’s experiences like how to put on a sports bra or why random people want to touch your belly even when you’re not pregnant. We accept first-person experiential essays, satirical takes on hot topics, and funny lists. We only accept completed articles, not concepts or treatments. We don’t accept previously published work; if something has been submitted other publishers, please let us know.
- Memes: If you’re a writer with commitment problems and the idea of crafting an essay makes you anxious, not to worry. We’re also looking for authors who can write funny memes. A meme is a joke or satirical comment about current news or any topic that comes to mind, always from a woman’s perspective. The fewer words and the more laughs, the better. We don’t pay for postcards, but you’ll get a chance to brainstorm with women from all over the globe to see who can find the funniest punchlines.
- Original Art: (graphics, paintings, cartoons): Do your funny ideas tend to be more visual than verbal? Do you never travel anywhere without a charcoal pencil, a box of watercolors, an online sketchpad app? At The Syndrome Mag, we promote all types of creativity, so feel free to send us your sketches.
Feedback on submissions
We’re busy as beavers getting shaved for spring around here, but we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can. If we like your work, we will invite you to virtually meet our Directress (don’t worry, she’s nice and only wears the really pointy heels on Wednesdays).
The Syndrome Mag is committed to publishing the best work possible and that usually requires some edits. If you’re not comfortable with positive constructive criticism, we may not be the place for you. Our editors are truly nice people who know a lot about being funny and also less humorous things like where to put a semicolon and how to avoid redundancy.
We believe in the importance of compensating people for their work and are proud to offer $20 for articles chosen for publication. After your 5th published article, we increase the amount to $40 per article. We do not pay for memes or artwork that will be published.