Points in Case publishes enlightening and irreverent comedy articles daily. Our editors don't follow a viral or utilitarian formula when it comes to selecting comedy articles–if it's funny it's funny, and we'll do our best to make it work. We're open to thoughtfully crafted articles from all perspectives and voices, and are willing to take risks on stuff that might not have a home elsewhere, as long as it’s humorous. We welcome creative writing, atypical formats, mainstream topics with an original approach, satire/parodies, and other offbeat ideas. We're looking for smart or eloquent comedy writing with personality or pizzazz, and a clear throughline.
We're also excited to introduce dramatic readings of our comedy articles! Use our "Dramatic Readings" form to submit audio performances of either your own or other authors' articles.
PIC is looking for creative, thematic, and entertaining comedy articles preferably 600-1000 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 many humor styles and formats, but your article should be funny in stand-alone fashion.
We accept one article per submission, but feel free to send up to three articles at a time by using the form below *drumroll* three times. Please leave out any personal/bio info within the article itself. Our average response time is 3-10 days, and we reply to every submission.
Important: Register a PIC profile 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.
Don't submit: Satire news, poetry, or articles already published online.
More details: View our main submissions page for complete guidelines.
PIC is now accepting dramatic readings of any of our comedy articles, whether it's your article or someone else's! If you're looking for articles to perform, some good styles to start browsing are our Open Letters, Speeches, and Scripts. You can also view all of our article topics by category.
Important: Be sure to put some serious character into your performance! We’re looking for a much more dynamic approach than just a straight reading.
Audio recording tips: Recording a voice memo on your phone in a quiet room is the simplest and most effective method to do a reading. If you want to get a little more technical, check out the programs Audacity (free) or Garageband (free; Mac only). No need to speak the title or anything other than the text of the article in your reading. Feel free to add music or special effects if you have proper licensing or copyright to do so, otherwise we can easily take care of that part on our end.
More details: View our main audio page for current readings.