Tell Us Your Joke!

guy laughingEverybody’s got a funny story. What’s yours? Send us your joke, quote, or a funny true story—if it’s selected for the magazine, you’ll be paid $100! For complete details, see Submit Your Joke Guidelines below.

  • By submitting your joke, you agree to this site's Terms and Conditions, plus the following:

    Your submission may be used by Reader's Digest and its licensees in all print and electronic media. If published in Reader's Digest magazine, you will get paid $100. If selected, your submission may be edited. If your submission was previously published, you must include the source's name, date and page. Original material selected for publication in Reader's Digest magazine will become our property upon payment. (Following receipt of payment for original material, you must not submit it to other publications.)

    Contribution cannot be acknowledged or returned. Due to various considerations, even usable items may not be published for six months or more. The competition for publication is intense; last year, editors selected only a few hundred stories from over a quarter-million submissions. It may also take some time for your submission to be considered; please don't inquire about the status of your submission -- we'll be in touch if we use your material.

    We may run your item in any section of our magazine, or elsewhere. If we receive more than one copy of the same or a similar item, we pay only for the one we select.