Need a little more humor in your life?

Hopefully, this newsletter can help.

I’m a writer who focuses on humor and my newsletter combines those two topics.

What to expect:

Two emails from me a month that include:

  • A monthly email with things that have been making me laugh (including books, shows, and short-form humor) as well as writing-related resource links like industry news and submission opportunities. It’s like Oprah’s Favorite Things, but funnier.

  • A second bonus email with deeper dives into book/freelance/humor writing topics.

  • If you only want some of these emails and not others, you can adjust your subscription preferences in Substack to indicate that.

  • I currently have a paid option if you want to support my work, but you’ll get mostly the same content with a free subscription. I just have one added thank you for paying subscribers currently — this publication pitching guide with tips on how to submit.

  • Also, a friendly PSA that if you (like me) are subscribed to a lot of Substacks and experiencing some email overwhelm, you can opt to read in the app instead of getting emails by turning on “Smart Notifications.” You can read more about how to do this here: For Android and For iOS.

About Me:

I’m a writer who frequently writes humor and parenting pieces for places like New Yorker Daily Shouts, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Parents. I also teach writing at the University of Colorado Denver.

Some of my most popular pieces include:

And I wrote a book:

“This will be an invaluable resource for introverts about to become parents, though anyone with kids will appreciate Vick’s perspective on the absurdity of parenthood.”

-Publisher’s Weekly

My humorous advice book for introverted parents, Babies Don’t Make Small Talk, So Why Should I? came out in 2021.

It makes a good gift for the new or expecting parent in your life!

Buy it for a new parent in your life

Want even more about me? Check out my website here.

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Funny stuff and writing tips from humorist, author, and professional snack-getter Julie Vick.


Humor writer with work in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Real Simple, and the notes app of my smartphone. Author of a humorous advice book for introverted parents.