Points in Case publishes enlightening and irreverent comedy daily. 

Believe it or not, this is our 20th anniversary online! Since 2000, PIC has indulged over 50 million readers through all sorts of literary comedy styles and forms.

Our editors don't follow a viral or utilitarian formula when it comes to selecting submissions—if it's funny it's funny, and we'll do our best to make it work. We invite thoughtfully-crafted, finished drafts from all perspectives and voices, and are willing to take risks on atypical concepts or formats, as long as they're humorous. 

We currently accept the following public submissions on a rolling basis:

  • Comedy Articles – Satire and parodies, observational humor, funny stories, humorous guides or essays, and open letters, including evergreen topics with an original approach, timely and topical humor, and offbeat ideas. We're looking for smart, fun, and eloquent comedy writing with personality or pizzazz, a strong premise, and a clear throughline. 
  • Funny Lists – Shorter, punchier comedy formats encompassing lists, quizzes, reviews, and other non-paragraph style formats typically involving a series of beats.
  • Humor Columns – We're currently accepting pitches for series-style concepts. Please email court@pointsincase.com with a brief summary of your concept, a little about you and your writing experience, and at least two drafts of potential posts.

We also offer the following private services from our experienced editorial staff:

  • One-on-One Video Coaching – Spend a full hour via video chat working on your comedy. Use this time to workshop articles, get feedback on ideas and premises, explore alternate directions or formats, expand your premises and angles, hone your comedic voice and toolkit, and more.
  • In-Depth Written Feedback – Get detailed insight and feedback on one article: how it’s working, where it could use improvement, and what's falling flat—plus tried and true comedy strategies for your work. These notes are designed to strengthen both your article and your humor writing process in general. 

PIC is looking for creative, thematic, and entertaining Comedy Articles preferably 600-1,000 words. The ideal submission is irreverent but approachable, laugh out loud funny or bitingly witty, 815 words, spell-checked and at least lightly copy-edited, with a descriptive but catchy title. We're not afraid to take chances on a variety of humor styles and formats, but your article should be funny in standalone fashion.

We accept one article per submission, but feel free to send up to two articles at a time by using the form below *drumroll* two times. Please leave out any personal or bio info within the article itself. Our average response time is 3-10 days, and we reply to every submission. 

Important Notes: 

  • Register a PIC account here before submitting! This is where all of your published work will go. Upload your photo and fill out as much info as possible; readers are curious. Note that your Submittable account is only used to manage submissions, and is entirely separate from your PIC account.
  • If your article is co-authored, be sure each author has registered their own PIC account, and then note the names of all co-authors in the comments. Accepted articles will show up on each author's PIC Author Page.
  • We are open to simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your submission immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • We don't accept articles in the satire news format, or articles already published anywhere online for any reason.
  • For more details and guidelines, view our main submissions page.

PIC is looking for Funny Lists preferably 200-600 words. Lists, quizzes, reviews, and any non-paragraph-style or short creative formats typically involving a series of beats are welcomed. Lists should have a catchy title reflecting a strong premise—for a list, the title may be what ends up selling us! If you have longer work that happens to use a list format ("listicles"), please use our Comedy Article submission form instead.

We accept one list per submission, but feel free to send up to two lists at a time by using the form below *drumroll* two times. Our average response time is 3-10 days, and we reply to every submission.

 Important Notes: 

  • Register a PIC account here before submitting! This is where all of your published work will go. Upload your photo and fill out as much info as possible; readers are curious. Note that your Submittable account is only used to manage submissions, and is entirely separate from your PIC account.
  • If your list is co-authored, be sure each author has registered their own PIC account, and then note the names of all co-authors in the comments. Accepted lists will show up on each author's PIC Author Page.
  • We are open to simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your submission immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • We don't accept lists already published anywhere online, in part or whole, for any reason.
  • For more details and guidelines, view our main submissions page.

PIC offers paid services from our experienced staff writers and editors, including feedback, notes, and advice to take your comedy to the next level. From a first draft to final copy, we offer guidance for writing at any stage.

To place an order, add your article and associated details below, then check the box at the bottom to pay for the desired service.

Punch up your writing and technique with us through:

One-on-One Video Coaching ($49) 

  • Spend a full hour via video chat working on your comedy. 
  • Use this time to workshop articles, get feedback on ideas and premises, explore alternate directions or formats, expand your premises and angles, hone your comedic voice and toolkit, and more. 
  • Schedule a time that works for you.

In-Depth Written Feedback ($29) 

  • Get detailed insight and feedback on one article: how it’s working, where it could use improvement, and what's falling flat—plus tried and true comedy strategies for your work. 
  • These notes are designed to strengthen both your article and your humor writing process in general. 

These services are currently offered by our managing editor, James Folta, who also:

  • Teaches comedy classes on parody and humor writing for NYC's Magnet Theater and elsewhere
  • Works one-on-one with writers in NYC
  • Co-created and co-edited The New Yorker parody, The Neu Jorker, and the political satire project, Paul Ryan magazine
  • Co-created The Satire and Humor Festival and hosts a monthly reading series called “An Evening of Humorous Readings”
  • Is regularly published by The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, and more.

James is excited to work with you!


James Folta (photo) 


Please note that standard PIC content submissions are free, and our editorial process is always unbiased.

Any questions? Drop us an email, we're happy to help.

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