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Easy Laughs for Everyone
We’re looking for funny birthday cards with the comedic sophistication of jokes like, “Guess what? Chicken butt” or “Holy crap, it’s your birthday!” on a flying pile of poo. Simple, easy to understand, and immediate laughs for people of all ages. Age gags, toilet humor, puns – it’s all on the table. Just keep it simple and silly. Describe/suggest image if visual tie-in is needed. You can include a reference image you find online if it helps, but a simple written description is fine.
Accepting submissions now through February 29.
Open to American Greetings freelance writers with completed paperwork on file.
Please email your writing to the address you’ve been provided. Purchase decisions will be communicated within 10 business days. Due to high volume of submissions, we cannot guarantee a purchase on open calls for submission.
***If your submission contains any language that may be deemed offensive to a standard corporate email filter, please censor before sending. (Ex. Sh!t, d**n, etc.)***
- Be positive! Remember that cards are supposed to make people smile, laugh, and generally feel great about themselves and/or their relationships.
- Ask yourself, “It’s funny, but is it a card?” It’s better to sound like a friend talking to another friend than a comedian talking to an audience.
- Take a trip to your local store and see what’s out there in greeting card world. Is there something missing that lots of people would want? Write that.
- Keep in mind that we’re asking people to part with $5ish to make a connection with someone who matters to them, when tagging someone in a meme is free. $5ish that could be spent on a pumpkin spice latte or a new pair of socks with corgis on them. But they’re choosing to spend it on words you wrote, so make them worth it.
- Humor is subjective, but there are some things that resonate more widely than others. There are lots of cards we personally find hilarious that we never print because we know we’d be only one of maybe 20 people around the country who’d actually buy them. The best cards feel intensely personal, and also universal and relatable.