If you’re old enough you’ve probably heard stories of how this or that writer got their start writing articles, or poetry, or humor for Reader’s Digest. Well, those days are apparently long ago memories. I recently checked out the Reader’s Digest submissions page, and found that almost every category starts with “We’re sorry,” or “Unfortunately…” It seems that most of their articles are written by staff, they don’t want your poetry,  or artwork, or fiction. That’s not to say that ALL avenues of getting published in RD are closed, though it sort of looks that way. They aren’t very encouraging in their submissions guidlelines, which pretty much say, go away.

You can however still submit your jokes. They even provide an online form to do just that, and if yours is one of the millions submitted that actually make it into the magazine, they’ll pay you a hundred dollars. So, this Catholic Priest, a Rabbi and a starving writer walk into a bar…

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