About this section

...and how to contribute

Chortle’s Correspondents section is a new arena for fans to share objective but opinionated views on any aspect of comedy.

It’s a home for longer, more considered pieces than you might find elsewhere on the site. Debate can be found in the forums, and you can always leave comments and acts on shows be left on their appropriate pages.

But here you can find – or contribute – longer pieces of comedy journalism. General comment pieces about particular aspects of the comedy scene are encouraged more than reviews of individual shows or performers, though we may also use these.

The opinions in the articles here are not necessarily those of Chortle, but offer a chance for others to have their say.

We invite contributions. Pieces should be at least 500 words in length, in a similar tone to something you might read in a broadsheet newspaper, and emailed to steve@chortle.co.uk. We reserve the right to edit pieces – although we will be careful not to change the meaning of anything – or not to use them at all. By submitting an article you grant Chortle indefinite licence to use it freely; though you retain the copyright on it to use it elsewhere.

Note that one of our key rules in reviewing live comedy is not to repeat any of the jokes you hear on stage unless it is absolutely vital to make a point.

As an incentive, we will also pay £100 each month to the piece that, in the opinion of Chortle, combines the best writing and most incisive views. The winner will be announced here on the 1st of each month – so get writing!

Published: 27 Sep 2007

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