Booksie "Tickle My Funny Bone" Comedy Writing Contest

Contest Closed

Tickle our Funny Bone - Win $600 in cash and exposure.



Hello all, we're pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Booksie Comedy Writing Contest. The winners are:

Grand prize: 


Julian St Aubyn Green


Got Any Nuts? by Joy Shaw

The Devil And Myron Rabinowirz by Ken Goldman


We'll be contacting the winners. Congratulations!


If you are looking for an active writing contest, check out the Booksie First Chapter novel Contest.


This contest is now closed. Our judges will be reading through the entries and we'll announce the winners shortly. Good luck to all entrants!

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Comedy is one of the toughest genres to write. Humor is often an elusive mix of storytelling, timing, description, and character development, a mix that presents the unexpected in an expected way. It’s by far, the most subjective. What’s funny to one may not be funny to another. But to make someone laugh with only the tools of black words on a white page is also one of the biggest rewards.

Booksie is looking to find the freshest new voice in comedy. Get your humor stories out and let’s see which one tickles our funnybone. The story can be about anything as long as it makes us laugh. Submit something you have already written or write something new. Submit as many entries as you like. Entries should be no more than 3,000 words.


Grand prize winner (Booksie Comedy Winner).

  • $500 cash award

  • Gold winner badge

  • One free week of Boosts for the Grand prize winning entry (“Boosting” features the story in front of Booksie’s millions of monthly readers).

Two runner-ups (Booksie almost made its)

  • $100 cash award

  • Silver winner badge

  • One free week of Boosts for the Runner-up entries.

View the winners from previous Booksie contests



The judging will be done by our contest judge, writer/comedian Andy Wasif. Andy will choose one (1) Grand Prize winner and two (2) runner-ups from the valid entries.

About Andy Wasif


Comedian Andy Wasif

After graduating from Syracuse University, Andy spent several years touring the country as a stand-up comedian before moving to Los Angeles where he trained at famed Improv theaters Upright Citizens Brigade and Improv Olympic.

During his time on the West Coast, he wrote humor commentaries and celebrity features for Yahoo! Sports on his blog "Wasif's World," and has penned countless television and film scripts including Adult Puberty, a web series parody of those 1960s educational videos on growing older. His latest screenplay The 70-Year Itch is currently in development.

His book portfolio includes: "Hollywood Primer," a deeply observant and fun survival guide to life in Los Angeles and the entertainment industry; "Will Beg for Dignity," a collection of humorous personal essays; "Don't Talk Sports at the Dinner Table," a compilation of his most absurd, profound, and hilarious sports blog posts, "Adult Puberty," a middle-aged version of those books designed to help adolescents understand what's happening to their bodies and companion piece to the web series; and the Boston Globe bestseller “Red Sox Fans are From Mars, Yankees Fans are From Uranus.” He works as a script consultant ( and his body of work can be found on his homepage (

If you’re wondering what he finds funny, he can’t tell ahead of time, so just think funny and you can’t go wrong.

About Booksie

Booksie has been helping writers tell their stories since 2006. The site has over 200,000 writers online and is visited by millions of readers per year. Some of our writers have gone on to achieve best-selling writing success (such as Lydia Kelly with Screaming in the Silence). Many other members write for a hobby and find the site a great way to connect with others and showcase their talents.

We've been running writing contests for over ten years on Booksie and its sister site TheNextBigWriter. Our goal is to inspire writers, recognize their talent, and reward those who produce unique, creative work. You can view a list of our recent Booksie winners here.   

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