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Paid Publishing Opportunities

10 Calls for Short Stories Paying $150 Per Story

These fiction markets pay $150 for short stories, and a few of them pay considerably more. Some accept other genres too, like non-fiction, poetry, scripts, reviews, activities, and cross-genre work. Also see this list of fiction markets paying $50-360, and this list, paying $100-500 – some deadlines are coming up. — S. Kalekar Woods Reader…

20 Magazines and Blogs that Pay Writers (Up to $500)

Lifestyle / Entertainment Family Circle is a home magazine for women. They publish articles on a wide range of topics including family, home, health, food, trends, and style. According to one payment report, they pay $1.33 per word. To contact them, refer to this page. The Everygirl is “the ultimate online resource helping shape the…

24 Publishers that Pay for Writing About Games ($50 to $500)

For those who want to get paid to write about something fun — here’s a list of 24 magazines, blogs, and websites that publish writing about games. Topics include video games, board games, roleplaying games, and more. There’s even a publisher of “interactive text-based games” listed here. Payment rates vary a lot. Some of these…

The Ruth Lilly Fellowships: $25,800 for Young Poets

Applications are now open for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship. $25,800 will be awarded to 5 poets. The total award is $129,000. To be eligible, poets must be between 21 and 31 years old. (Sorry! Even the author of this short article is not eligible.) Applications are due April 30th, 2019. According to their website: Five…

£10,000 Writing Fellowship, Open Worldwide

The Alpine Fellowship is a group of writers who seek to understand other’s, including opposing viewpoints, and diverse voices. They host an annual symposium that brings together writers from around the world. This year, they’ll be hosting a symposium in Switzerland; the setting looks amazing. The theme of this year will be “identity.” This year…

How I Went from Less than a Penny Per Word to $500 for 1,000 Words.

By Caleb Kentai Growing, up, writing was always a fun affair. I could whip words into paragraphs at a pretty young age. I could crank up a blistering op-ed in high school, good enough to win me several writing competitions, and the admiration of my friends. In college, I was the go-to writer because I …

10 Calls for Short Stories: $50 to $360 Per Story

These fiction markets pay $50-360 for short stories, and a few of them accept other genres also, like non-fiction and poetry. Also see this list of fiction markets paying $100-500 – deadlines are coming up quickly. – S. Kalekar Speculative City: Occult The magazine publishes “provocative works that are centered within a cityscape.” They want…


Case Studies

How I Transitioned to Freelance Writing With LinkedIn

About two years ago, I got the feeling that I needed a change. I needed to do something that scared me. After nearly 13 years in a corporate job doing employee communications for a large hospital system, I decided to take the leap. I became a freelance writer. I started ramping up my online presence,…

Finding Paid Freelance Writing Work Using LinkedIn ProFinder

Case Study by Rebecca Benison. Background: A digital media professional with 7 of years of full-time writing and social media experience wanted to expand her freelance writing portfolio and earn additional income. She had been working full-time for a marketing agency and occasionally took on freelance assignments as offered through her alma mater – she’d…

How I Became a Regular Columnist for My Local Newspaper

Before I found my gig as a regular freelance contributor for a small local paper, I was working as a high school English teacher who enjoyed some sporadic freelance work on the side. I also maintained a blog all about writing, and I had held one regular, paid (albeit small) role as a contributor on…

How One Email Earned Me $825 as a Writer

When I decided to quit my full-time job in an office in New York City and freelance full-time instead, I had worked for two big digital publishing companies and interned for three. I had the promise of a bare minimum of $1,000 per month thanks to a contract with the entertainment division of the first…

How Everytown, USA Became My Travel Writing Goldmine

By Theresa St. John I decided that I wanted to be a journalist/travel writer in 2013. Of course, like many others starting out, I had big dreams and bright, shining stars in my eyes. I thought I’d be traveling to exotic countries, hosted at five-star hotels, spoiled rotten, all on someone else’s dime. And, those…

How I Earn $100 an Hour as a Freelance Writer (Despite Being Plagiarized)

The year was 2012. I was barely three months into my foray into the freelance world, and I was doing okay (or so I thought.) I hadn’t done much research before signing up to take on clients through a job board to bring in a little extra cash. As a stay-at-home mom of two girls,…

How I Earn $60 an Hour as a Freelance Writer

By Megan Headley Three letters leapt out at me when I read the job ad posted on the weekly newsletter of writing opportunities, and it was an acronym I hoped would mean little to other writers perusing the listings: BIM. To me, BIM meant building information modeling, a new type of technology taking over the…