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Paid Publishing Opportunities

$200 for Personal Essays About Running

Chicken Soup for the Soul is seeking submissions for their upcoming book, Running for Good. They’re seeking personal essays about how running can help charitable organizations and/or how it can improve your health, friendships, and quality of life. They pay $200 per published story, and give contributors 10 free copies of the book their essays…

11 Magazines that Pay Writers $200 Per Short Story

Next Show All These calls for submissions accept fiction and pay up to $200; a few pay considerably more. They are currently open for submissions or have submission windows ending soon. Also see this list for short story markets that pay $300; some deadlines are coming up. — S. Kalekar Pulp Literature They want any…

7 Magazines that Pay Writers $150 Per Article

Next Show All The following is a list of seven magazines that pay writers at least $150 for some of the articles they publish. We’ve done our best to do accurate research. However, keep in mind that you may need to negotiate payment — and that rates do change. Included is variety of magazines, covering…

$3,000 Short Story Contest from the American Bar Association Journal

The ABA Journal is currently hosting the The Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction. The contest offers a $3,000 prize for “original works of fiction of no more than 5,000 words that illuminate the role of the law and/or lawyers in modern society.” According to their submission guidelines: Contest entries will be judged by…

79 Travel Magazines, Websites, and Blogs that Pay Writers

Next Show All There are so many websites, magazines, and blogs that publish travel writing. Here is a list of 79 such publications. According to our research, all of these magazines accept pitches/submissions directly from freelance writers — and all of these publications pay for the writing they publish.We’ve researched the payment rates, when available….

14 Paying Anthology Markets for Spring 2018

Next Show All The competition may be stiff for some of the well known anthologies, but getting one of your short stories published can open up numerous other publishing opportunities for you, including book deals. But that does not mean you should skim over the lesser known anthologies. There are just as many benefits to…

StoryTerrace Wants a Biographer For Every Person

StoryTerrace has made it their mission to match ordinary people with extraordinary biographers, so everybody can have their story written. According to their website: Story Terrace is revolutionizing the way we think about our heritage with a simple idea: a biographer for every person. By matching ordinary people with professional writers, we’re making sure that…


Case Studies

How I Earned $5,000 for Travel Writing With SEO

By Elen Turner I’ve been writing in one form or another for several years. My writing career started with a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities, and the academic papers that resulted from my research. After leaving academia, I wanted to broaden the type of writing I did (in fact, that was a reason I left academia)….

How I Landed a Gig Writing YouTube Scripts ($200 Each)

By Emma Valentine Landing the first pitch can be difficult. That first e-mail is vital – it sets up who you are, what you’re about, and how capable you are or getting the job done. It sounds obvious, but a well-constructed first e-mail is the only way to put your best foot forward. As a…

How I Negotiated $700 for Ghostwriting Six Pages of Writing

I’ve been a writer for five years now, and although I got my start in the Travel industry, I learned that sometimes you need to broaden your horizons in order to increase the amount of money in your bank account. While travel writers have certainly found ways to earn more, I found that getting experience…

How I Landed a $2,000 Travel Writing Gig Without Previous Experience

By Sue King Taking your first tentative steps into the world of freelance writing can be intimidating. When I started out, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. The first year or so of my travel writing career was a steep learning curve for me. I was however, lucky enough to get a…

How I Landed a Paid Blogging Gig via Freedom With Writing

This writer landed a monthly blogging gig –– fully paid. She found a lead on Freedom With Writing, sent a pitch, and secured the job. Here’s how she did it. Emily-Jane Hills Orford is what some people would describe as a mature writer. With decades of writing experience behind her, she has noticed the many…

How I Earn $500 Per Article as a Writer for My Alma Mater

By Charles McKinney One day three years ago, I received a LinkedIn message from the alumni magazine editor of the graduate school I attended and had graduated from just the previous year. She had stumbled upon an article I had written for the National Journal (now The Atlantic) and wanted to know two things: if…

How I Earn $1 Per Word as a Travel Writer

By Elen Turner While I’ve been traveling my whole life and writing almost as long, it has only been in the last few years that I have started to make money as a ‘travel writer’. Copywriting for tour companies and hotels, writing itineraries, branded content for travel-related companies, literary travel essays, memoir-style pieces, listicles, travel…