Submit an Article

After “When are you going to get a real job?” and “Isn’t there a restraining order requiring you to stay at least 500 feet away from me?”, the question we get asked most frequently is, “Can I submit my work for publication in The Distorter?”

The Distorter welcomes submissions of local interest from members of the Mercer Island community and from peasants from the surrounding areas. We are also looking for targeted contributions of images from local graphic artists and photographers.

If you would like to see your work published here, please send email to

What a neighbor who took the LSAT twenty years ago has advised us to say: Submissions must be original work without rights restrictions. Acceptance of a submission is not a commitment to publish. All articles are published anonymously. No monetary compensation is provided, but smug self-satisfaction is yours for free.