Submission Guidelines

Our goal is to remain unique, with content that provides additional perspective on the ever-evolving American scene. Before sending us a manuscript or query, look through recent issues of the Post to get an idea of the range and style of articles we publish.

We accept submissions for

Please see specific guidelines for the category of your interest below. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, please allow ninety days for reply.

We prefer all submissions be electronic. Send your documents as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to editors@saturdayeveningpost.com with your category of interest in the subject line (e.g., Attn: Cartoons, Attn: Non-Fiction). Please include contact information: name, address, phone number, email address, and Twitter handle (if applicable).

In lieu of email, hard copies may be sent to

Submissions Editor, Attn: [Category]
The Saturday Evening Post
1100 Waterway Blvd.
Indianapolis IN 46202

Please include contact information: name, address, phone number, email address, and Twitter handle (if applicable). Include a self-addressed envelope with proper postage to ensure return of all materials. Submissions sent by mail will not be returned without a self-addressed, stamped envelope, so please do not send original copies of your work.

Non-Fiction

We accept well-researched non-fiction on health, history, human interest, finance, technology, travel, and politics. Submissions must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length and previously unpublished. Send articles as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to editors@saturdayeveningpost.com with Attn: Non-Fiction in the subject line. If sending a pitch or query, writers should include writing samples of their work as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments. Please include contact information: name, address, phone number, email address, and Twitter handle (if applicable). In lieu of email, see hard-copy guidelines above.

Fiction

We accept fiction for our print magazine and our website. In addition, we host The Great American Fiction Contest and promote the winner and runners-up in our January/February issue every year.

If you wish to submit fiction for publication in the print edition of The Saturday Evening Post, please send stories of no more than 3,000 words as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to editors@saturdayeveningpost.com with Attn: Fiction in the subject line. Please include contact information: name, address, phone number, email address, and Twitter handle (if applicable). Stories must be previously unpublished. In lieu of email, see hard-copy guidelines above.

If you are interested in submitting fiction for publication on our website in the New Fiction Friday series, please see the New Fiction Friday submission guidelines here.

To enter The Great American Fiction Contest, see guidelines here.

Lighter Side

We accept humor submissions for the Lighter Side. Submissions must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length and previously unpublished. Please send articles as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to editors@saturdayeveningpost.com with Attn: Lighter Side in the subject line. If sending a pitch or query, writers should include one or two writing samples of their work as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments. Please include contact information: name, address, phone number, email address, and Twitter handle (if applicable). In lieu of email, see hard-copy guidelines above.

Cartoons

We accept cartoon submissions for both the print magazine and our website. Please limit your submissions to no more than 10 cartoons per week. We will not consider any previously published material. Send your submissions as PDF attachments to editors@saturdayeveningpost.com with the subject line Attn: Cartoons. Please include contact information: name, address, phone number, email address, and Twitter handle (if applicable). In lieu of email, see hard-copy guidelines above.

Post-Its Jokes

We accept original jokes from our readers for the Post-Its section in the print magazine. We will not consider any previously published material.

Please limit your submissions to no more than five items per week. Send them as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to editors@saturdayeveningpost.com with Attn: Jokes in the subject line. Please include contact information: name, address, phone number, email address, and Twitter handle (if applicable). In lieu of email, see hard-copy guidelines above.