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Carnival of Satire

The Carnival of Satire is a celebration of the satirical form, which is quite obviously alive and well in the world of blogging. Submit your best piece of satire each week to The Skwib. (A squib is a piece of short satirical writing, so that’s where the name comes from, in case you’re wondering.) We only accept satire for this carnival. Parody counts, but plain-jane sarcasm and irony do not.

Once a month, we’ll name the best satirical post, culled from your Swiftian masterpieces, and the blogger will win a copy of The Amadeus Net. (Yes, Mark A. Rayner’s novel is satire too.)


  • Article URL (permalink)
  • Trackback
  • Your Name (or pen name)
  • Article title
  • Your email
  • Blog Name
  • Blo g URL
  • Category (optional)

Or you can use the handy form from Ferdy at Conservative Cat.

The deadline for submissions is: Wednesday, 4 pm. (That’s firm. If you miss by a bit, we’ll include your post in the next week’s carnival.

The first Carnival deadline is: September 21, 2005 (4 pm)

Email to: skwib(at)markarayner.com


Is the Carnival of Satire some kind of postmodern commentary about the fact that there are already too many carnivals?

Sure, why not.

How, exactly, do you define satire?

Please have a quick read of Mark’s essay, Satire’s Ugly Sisters, to get a better idea of what we think satire is all about.


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