The Syndrome Mag

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We're not accepting any new submissions right now.


What We're Looking For:

At The Syndrome, we cover a broad list of topics from a woman’s perspective, including those that address gender equality issues such as reproductive rights, pay equity, #MeToo, the glass ceiling, and women in politics (because we REALLY need to laugh about these things). We also accept articles that are lighter-hearted and focus on what it’s like being a woman in the world today, including sex and sexual identity, relationships, dating, body image, work, fashion, food, etc. Funny is who we are and what we’re looking for, no matter the topic.

  1. Before submitting: Please read our Submission Guidelines to get an idea of what we’re looking for.
  2. Do not pitch anything that has been previously published elsewhere.
  3. Do not send fiction, poetry or book reviews.
  4. Make us laugh!


The Syndrome is committed to publishing the best work possible and that usually requires some edits. If you’re not comfortable with positive constructive criticism, we may not be the place for you. Our editors are truly nice people who know a lot about being funny and also less humorous things like where to put a semicolon and how to avoid redundancy. 

You may submit the entire story as you would like it published and we will send our final edits for your approval. Due to the volume of articles we receive, there is a two draft maximum back and forth between writer and The Syndrome Mag. Trust our judgement. We’ve been around the block!


We believe in the importance of compensating people for their work and we’re proud to offer $30 for articles chosen for publication. Many writers, however, donate their pieces in support of our non-profit mission to increase gender equality through comedy.

You’ve Got Mail:

Immediately upon submitting a story, you’ll receive a message of receipt from Submittable. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your junk mail box and approve messages from Submittable. It is the main source of communication with our writers and also the way we secure compensation for contributors. 

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