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We are looking for little jokes, jests, concerning coronavirus and Covid-19 for an anthology. Clearly, time is of the essence here.

What are we looking for?

Jests, jokes, as above. But these can come in many forms, some of which we’ve not thought of yet. So, limericks, clerihews, those are obvious. Spoofs of song lyrics (there is already a very good Bohemian Rhapsody out there for example). Rewrites of poems. Cartoons. We very much like the idea of a precis of a well known book with the plot a little changed. Dr. Zhivago as a hospital romance. Love in the Time of Coronavirus. Great Expectorations (three we’ve done ourselves obviously enough).

Plus, anything you can think of that we haven’t already.

Terms and Conditions

Given the time pressure anything you submit via this form transfers full copyright to us. We will release back to you whatever we don’t use. First payment will be a nominal sum soon after publication. We do mean nominal. Further payments will be along the lines of a royalty dependent upon sales. No fixed level or amount or portion, but related to sales and income from them.

But do understand. Sending something in means you have already transferred copyright to us.

What do we need from you?

What you’re submitting, obviously. Just in plain text please. Except for cartoons, these should be in (.jpg, .png, .pdf). We also need your name. So that we know who has sent what. And a contact point with you, an email address. We will come back and deal with payment methods when we’ve made our selections. So, please do not send payment methods now – that also means you don’t need to worry about the security of any information you send us. We just want your piece, a name and an email address.