Usually it is best to stick to ordinary subjects everyone can relate to. Generallyspeaking, editors will want to see a complete manuscript rather than a query (unless
they require a query). Humor articles need to be short—not full-length features—and
on a single topic. Besides articles, there is a market for humor in newspapers, books,
fillers, scripts, greeting cards, cartoons, jokes, poetry, and even speeches.
Because it is hard to query with humor, send the complete manuscript if
you can. If the market requires a query, you’ll have to send one, but in that case,
include a humorous excerpt from your article in the query letter to give them a sample
of how well you write humor.
Example: Article comparing the similarities between giving a 5 year-old or a
teenager their first taste of independence.