We hold two contests annually, the Winter Contest from December 1 through the end of February and the Summer Contest, from June 1 to August 31. The contests are open to all three genres and are judged by the editors. For each, first prize is $1000 and guaranteed publication in the magazine, second prize is $500 and third $100. All pieces are considered for publication. There is a $20 reading fee per contest submission, plus Submittable's fee. The 2015 Winter Contest is currently open.
Open reading periods are held from the beginning of March through the end of May and from the beginning of September through end of November.
If you’re interested in interviewing a writer, comedian or some other such waggish luminary for an upcoming issue, send an email introducing yourself, the figure in question, why you want to interview him or her, and whether you have access to said person already, to firstname.lastname@example.org.