In the fall of 2012 I was offered the chance to send a writing packet to The Onion, after which I was one of only a few who were accepted into the contributing writer tryout process. Below you can find the original packet I sent, in its entirety, which I was told was one of the most robust and interesting packets they’d ever seen submitted. Also below you'll find The Spungo, a website I started to practice writing Onion-style headlines on a daily basis which would eventually serve as the foundation for my writing packet, as well as some un-used headlines from my time in the contributor process:

The Onion satire submission

Unused Headline Contributions

The Spungo