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The Belladonna

Literary Magazine







Satire and humor by women & writers of marginalized genders, for everyone. Black Lives Matter.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    up to three weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 800 words max

Max words: 800

Sub Genres: Humor

Nonfiction - 800 words max

Max words: 800

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Satire and other humor


Satire and other humor


Max words: 800

Our sweet spot is 550–700-ish. We love lists (both short and expanded), longer satirical pieces and essays, animations, cartoons, illustrations, and open letters.


Satire and other humor

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Name: Have you published with us before?: Y/N Do you identify as the following: BIPOC LGBTQ+ Living with disabilities Currently/Formerly incarcerated Currently/Formerly unhoused

  • Eligibility

    All marginalized creatorsWomen and other marginalized genders
    We warmly welcome all women, non-binary, genderqueer, and GNC authors, however green or seasoned, to submit. We exist to nurture and claim more space for writers of marginalized genders.

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    If we accept your piece, we’ll do a little dance of celebration, promote your piece once it’s published, and invite you to our online Writer’s Room for networking, calls for content, and more.

  • Additional info

    We do NOT accept: satirical news formats (a la “Area Man” or “Brave! This Woman…” as you might see done well in The Onion/Reductress, etc.), non-fiction personal essays (even if they are witty, it needs to heighten out of reality in some way to be satire), poetry. We don’t run pieces where the target/joke “punches down”. If we don’t take your piece, the hardworking volunteer editors will always provide you with brief, constructive feedback. We may ask you to resubmit a rewrite, make a few minor punch-ups, or to send us another piece in the future. We aim to make minimal changes to your work, because we want you to feel great about having your name on it even after we’ve edited it.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

18 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

22 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 35 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

17 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open


The Belladonna is a comedy and satire site by women and other marginalized genders, for everyone. We accept submissions on an ongoing basis — please read our submission guidelines here! We provide feedback to all pieces we do not accept, as a core part of our mission to nurture and support writers ...

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    Ashley Chen


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    Emily Kapp

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    Heidi Lux

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    Kristen Mulrooney

    Managing Editor