Submit To MAD Here!
MAD is actively looking for new talent, which means that we’re foolish enough to consider stuff from even YOU!
We welcome all humor submissions and the best way to know what we’re looking for is to take a look at what we’re doing now! Originality and visual humor are especially prized!
We’re interested in material focusing on evergreen topics, such as dating, family, school and work, plus topical material about celebrities, sports, politics, news and social trends. In addition, we will consider submissions for our Fundalini Pages and annual MAD 20 (The Dumbest People, Events and Things of the Year). We also welcome submissions for our Strip Club (artist-writers or artist-writer teams preferred).
Do not include more than three article ideas in a single submission. And please note: We will not consider movie or television satires, rewrites of established MAD premises, your take on existing features, cover ideas, or gags with Alfred E. Neuman.
Just send us a short note in the space provided briefly explaining your MAD idea(s). Attach Word and/or graphic files as necessary. Provide at least 3 or 4 examples of how you would execute your idea, with art notes. Rough sketches are welcome, but not necessary.
Due to the overwhelming number of submissions, we will respond to you — only if we’re interested — within 30 days of your submission.
Please do not use this space for Letters to the Editor or subscription issues.
Note that MAD and regular MAD contributors are constantly coming up with new gags, concepts and ideas, and there’s always a possibility that we’ll publish material that may remind you of something that you submitted. If this happens, please understand that we have no obligation to compensate you for any coincidental similarities between your submissions and works that we independently develop.
Any further questions? Consult your spiritual advisor!