Best Use of Short, Funny Writing Samples
February 27, 2012 11:07 AM Subscribe
What's the best venue for short humor pieces to further my writing career?
posted by Doctor Suarez to media & arts (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a sometimes-working comedy writer in LA. And while most of my efforts are focused on directly-marketable writing samples like pilots and spec screenplays, I also enjoy writing short, humorous pieces like one would find in McSweeney's, The New Yorker, or in books like Woody Allen's "Getting Even" or Mike Nelson's "Mind Over Matters", etc. My question is: If I were to start collecting those, what would be the best use of them? Should I hoard them and seek publication? Submit them to various outlets? Showcase them on a website?
I'm not necessarily looking for the most directly-lucrative venue, but the one that will best assist me in raising my profile so I can secure other work, most likely in TV and film.