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7 Magazines that Pay Writers $100+ Per Article

The following is a list of magazines that pay writers at least $100 per article — and sometimes much more. Included are magazines that cover a variety of topics, including politics, writing, falconry, literature, and genealogy. — Contributed by Jacob Jans & Fatima Saif Harper’s Magazine is America’s oldest general-interest monthly magazine. The magazine provides…

10 Calls for Submissions of Short Stories ($100+ Per Story)

These are submission calls for fiction that pay writers $100. Also see this list for markets paying $200 for fiction – some deadlines are coming up. — S. Kalekar Thunderbird Studios: “San Cicaro” – Urban fantasy short stories They are looking for fiction – dark urban fantasy, the weird, the macabre and the hopeful, set…

$400 for Essays about Hope

Parabola is the magazine published by The Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition, a non-profit organization. Each issue of Parabola focused on “one of the timeless themes of human existence.” The tag line for the magazine is “the Search for Meaning.” Themes for recent issues include intelligence, angels and demons, sin, and goodness….

$10,000 Playwriting Competition

The Yale Drama Series is currently seeking submissions for their 2019 playwriting competition. The prize is $10,000, publication, and a staged reading of the play. The competition is completely free to enter. Writers from around the world are welcome to submit. The play must be written in English, unpublished, full-length, and not a children’s play….

$10,000 Short Story Contest (Free)

The Story Shares organization has officially launched their 2018 Story of the Year writing contest, with the goal of creating more “just-right” book choices for the millions of teens and adults around the world who struggle with reading. This year’s writing contest includes total prizes of $10,000 USD. The prizes are, as follows: $3,000 Diversity…

$25,000 Writing Contest From Amazon

Amazon UK is currently hosting a writing contest with a huge prize –– £20,000, which equals over $25,000. The deadline to enter is August 31st, 2018. The contest requires writers to publish their entry via Kindle Direct Publishing. Keep in mind that doing so will make the book “published” in the eyes of publishers, and…

$540 for Short Stories to Be Published In MYSTERION

MYSTERION is a Christian magazine of speculative fiction, published online. They seek to publish quality short stories filled with “Christian characters, themes, or cosmology.” They don’t require authors to be Christian; and the stories do not even need to be “pro-Christian.” They are a Patreon supported publication, which means they have a group of supporters…


Case Studies

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…

How I Earn $4,000 a Month as a Freelance Writer

The Mongol Derby That Transformed My Freelance Writing Career For more than 20 years, I worked as a newspaper reporter at weekly and then daily newspapers. In 2015, as papers started trimming down their newsrooms, I decided to become a freelance writer and work from home my home in Anderson located in Anderson County, part…

How I Earned $1,800 in Writing Income In One Week

As freelance authors, sometimes we struggle to land new clients, especially if money is tight or new opportunities aren’t panning out as planned. Pitching our writing skills, posting resumes online and reaching out to positions available on the internet can be rewarding, but these submissions can be buried with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of…

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…