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Paid Publishing Opportunities

AFAR Pays $1 Per Word for Travel Writing

AFAR is the ‘experiential travel guide.’ They cover travel stories from a more personal perspective, telling their “stories through people, allowing readers to explore authentic local cultures from the inside out.” Their mission is to ” inspire and guide travelers who seek to connect with people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives.” They like…

ZEAL: Get Paid to Write About Pop Culture & Video Games

For those in the know, ZEAL is a wonderful blog all about video games, comic books, and pop culture. They publish quirky writing about old school video games, such as Leisure Suite Larry, as well as cultural criticism about pop culture, often from a feminist perspective. The accept pitches directly from freelance writers. In fact,…

51 Magazines that Pay Writers $500+

Next Show All The following is a list of magazines that pay writers $500 or more for their writing. Some of these magazines pay less for some writing, but all of them pay a minimum of $500 for at least some of the work they publish. All of them accept submissions or queries from freelance…

$100+ for Essays (7 Publishers Seeking Submissions)

Next Show All If you want to get paid to write personal essays on interesting topics, this list is for you. It’s a list of websites, magazines, and newspapers that accept submissions of essays directly from writers. All of these publishers pay at least $100 for the essays they publish — and sometimes much more….

7 Websites & Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ Per Article

Next Show All As part of our weekly newsletter, here are seven blogs and websites that pay writers up to $50 per article, and sometimes more. Topics covered include cooking, religion, politics, nutrition/health, theme parks, beauty/fashion, and men’s style. Religion & Politics is an online news journal covering the convergence of religion and politics. Their…

7 Magazines that Pay Writers $100+ Per Article

Next Show All Every week, Fatima Saif spends many hours searching for magazines, websites, and blogs that pay freelance writers. The result of her research is published in our weekly newsletter, Paid Publishing Opportunities for Writers. This week, she has found the following magazines that pay writers. She also contributed to this week’s list of…

Free Flash Fiction Contest from Cast of Wonders

Cast of Wonders, the speculative fiction podcast, is currently hosting a free writing contest. The prize is just $30, but they’re a great publisher, and the stories need to be just 500 words or fewer. So, this contest is a good excuse to write a very, very short story — and have the chance to…


Case Studies

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…

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)….