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submission. Failure to adhere to a minor point
could result in an otherwise good piece of
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sort of material will be published in the 'Writers'
Any Short Humour.
This means any piece of humorous writing, in any
style and of any humorous genre, which is around
500 words in length. We consider 'Long Humour' to
begin at 551 words. We do not publish 'Long
We can only accept
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you publish all submissions?
We will be
predisposed to publish, rather than not publish.
Also, we do not presume to be arbiters of what is
funny, as different people find different things
amusing. However, the following considerations
will influence our decision:
That submissions have been properly proof-read
and are of a good standard of English.
b - That the content does not
contain material which could be deemed as
unnecessarily offensive, either in terms of its
sexual content or its treatment of gender, race,
sexual orientation, religion, disability or other
such issues. A Man of Few Words by Swan
Morrison is published via lulu.com for an intended audience
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and/or suggestive themes'. Submissions to The
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c - That there is sufficient
content in the work to be consistent with the
quality and ethos of The Short Humour Site.
pieces of much less than 300 words are unlikely
to be accepted for publication in isolation.
Nevertheless, several such pieces together, which
give a better impression of a writer's work, may
well be published as a group.
d - That other filtering
criteria are met, as may be from time to time
determined by The Short Humour Site Team
in the light of submissions received, to maintain
the quality and ethos of The Short Humour
The decision of The
Short Humour Site Team in relation to
publication will be final.
you consider simultaneous submissions, multiple
submissions or pieces previously published
Yes. We have no
problem with any of the above as long as the
author retains copyright and there are no
restrictions on publication still current from
any previous publication of a piece. It is the
resposibility of the author to ensure that it is
OK to re-print any piece. Details of previous
publication can be included with the piece, if
long will it take for my submission, if
successful, to appear on The
Short Humour Site?
We will usually
respond to your email and update the site quite
quickly. As we all have other commitments,
however, please allow a month before assuming
your email has gone astray.
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The copyright of
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attribution to the author will made in regard to
any publication of his or her work. There are no
restrictions on subsequent publication of a piece
by the author.
Submission of work
to The Short Humour Site is considered
as acceptance by the author of the following five
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Short Humour Site.
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of the usages in b and c above.
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publication still current from any previous
publication of a piece, or for any other reason,
and that the author/copyright holder is entirely
responsible for ensuring this.
there a charge for publication on the Short
Humour Site or for
inclusion in any subsequent anthology?
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any royalties be payable to the author of a work
from sales of any anthology?
No. The purpose of
the Writers' Showcase on The Short Humour
Site is to promote Short Humour by easily
showcasing the work of writers of the genre at no
cost to them. This showcasing is the benefit from
contributing to The Short Humour Site,
and there will be no additional financial
It is the
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Differential pricing between Lulu and other
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accidental profit is sometimes made. This is all
donated to the charity supported by the site: Friends
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