Hi. We are Kugelmass and you've found us. Or we've found you. Point is we're together, you know?
- What is Kugelmass?
Kugelmass is funny. Kugelmass is stories. It is essays. It is poetry. For essays and stories, Kugelmass is 1,000 words or 4,000 words or any count in between. Except 3,258. It can go to hell. For poetry, form and length are open.
- What do we like?
We like things that are funny. Think George Saunders and David Sedaris and Woody Allen and Jack Handey and Bill Bryson. We're also believers that funny can be sad and poignant and gritty and whimsical. We like when funny gets dark or ambiguously inappropriate. We give a damn but that doesn't mean we haven't broken as many hearts as we've mended. We like ugly truths and to be taken somewhere we've never been, somewhere we didn't know existed and for that place to speak to something larger about who we are and why we are. We like our funny to jerk us from a daze and dangle something extraordinary in our faces, something that was there all along, but we couldn't see it.
Oh yeah, and we like things to be funny. If your piece won't make a hilarious percentage of readers laugh, then we shan't have it.
- What do we not like?
While we’ll take a look at most anything, we tend to shy away from: Parody, fake news, gags, anything that relies too much on jokes, anything that is merely lite and/or amusing.