The Atlanta Banana is accepting submissions. Fancy yourself a writer? Want to satirize and/or parody our great city? Get involved!
In fact, if your article is hilarious enough to get the most traffic that week, we will send you $25.
All you have to do is:
If your headline is accepted, you’ll be asked to write it out. Don’t worry, the forum regulars and editorial staff will help you flesh it out if need be.
If, once posted, your artice gets the most pageviews of that week, as determined by Google Analytics, then you’ll get $25 via Paypal. Easy as that. Get on the forums to get involved.
Do Not Submit A Finished Article
Our articles start, and many times end, with the headline. If a joke is so complex that it needs 600 words to be funny, we can’t really use it. The writing team spends a lot of time going back and forth on headlines, making them shorter, and funnier. In the comedy business this is known as… well, actually we have no idea because we’re amateurs.
Still, we start with the headline because that’s how The Onion does it, and to us they’re the awesome absentee dad that doesn’t love us or even realize we exist but we’re dying to be just like them anyway.
Headline! Write a headline. Don’t write a whole article. HEADLINE!
Thanks for your interest! Let’s start with your headline.
Great articles start with great headlines. If you have a great idea, post a thread in the forums with the headline in it. The editorial team will look it over, then let you know if we want you to write it out.
If you’re asked to write your article, submit around 600 hilarious words and an image to the same forum thread.
NOTE: Your image must not be stolen. It has to be credited properly. We use Flickr a lot because their advanced search allows searching for Creative Commons licensed images.
I want to help but I don’t live in the Atlanta metropolitan area
Tough titty! We might be willing to make exceptions for someone who visits our fair city very often, but unless you live here you just don’t know what it’s like.
I’ll tell you what it’s like: It’s awesome. You should move here. Then we can use you! Or rob you. Maybe both!