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About

Defenestration is a humor magazine. We don’t worry about the particulars of genre, style, or form as long as the work is funny. What exactly constitutes as “funny” varies from person to person, but we try to publish a wide range of humor, from the ridiculous to the satirical, and everything in between.

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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 3 x per year.

Fiction Open

Stories that are funny yet manage to exemplify their genre, or blend various genres into amusing and unique combinations. We’ve published literary fiction alongside science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and even period piece romances. No genre is off limits.

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 05 August 2017 (44.1 days from now). 2
Genres:
G General
O Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Humorous, Satirical.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction50 - 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Non-fiction includes what we call “fake” non-fiction. Think of it as fiction that reads like non-fiction. This can include anything from reviews of non-existent books, interviews with imaginary people, bogus letters to the editor, etc. Use your imagination. If you’re unsure whether your piece falls into this category, send it to us anyway. We’ll sort it out.

Styles:
Humorous, Satirical.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
ArticleUp to 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Both free-form poems and highly-structured poems. We’re just as likely to publish blank verse as we are sestinas, sonnets, and haikus. We’re also convinced that rhyming poetry isn’t quite as dead as some people would like to believe, but a well-crafted rhyme scheme is preferable over something more simplistic. Forced rhymes are a huge turnoff.

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 05 August 2017 (44.1 days from now). 0
Genres:
G General
O Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Blank verse, Formal verse, Free verse, Haiku (or related), Sestina, Sonnet.
Styles:
Humorous, Satirical.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Humorous.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
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Dates

Date Added:
22 Oct 2005
Last Updated:
03 May 2017