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It’s All Relative

At the 2010 workshop, Wade Rouse talked about his book in progress. It’s out, and it’s every bit as great as you’d expect. Read an excerpt on here.

Beauty of Different

Karen Walrond is finding beauty everywhere as she promotes her book Beauty of Different, now out. Read more here.

Monthly Humor Contest holds monthly humor writing contests with cash prizes. Read more.

Mocking Vanity

The annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest will begin taking submissions Aug. 15. Top prize is an even $1,500, up from from last year’s odd $1,359.

College Humor

Editor Jean Hanff Korelitz is looking for (and, I’m told by e-mail, paying for) satirical college application essays for an upcoming anthology. Details at

Christian Family Humor

A new Christian magazine, Thriving Family, is looking for 900-word first-person, true-life narrative humor articles. They request only full articles on spec for consideration. Payment is $250 on acceptance for first nonexclusive rights. Submit in body of e-mail to

Teaching Humor: An interview with Dr. Mark Shatz

Comedy teacher, Mark Shatz, provides great advice, such as “never accept third-party checks.”
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Office Humor: An interview with Kevin Reifler

Stooples: Office Tools for Hopeless Fools is a hilarious office catalog parody. Creator Kevin Reifler tells how the book came to be and gives advice to aspiring humor writers.
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Reflections of Erma