8 Publishers that Pay for Humor Writing

They say laughter is the best medicine, but it’s also a good source of writing income. These 8 paying markets accept everything from hilarious anecdotes to satirical essays. If you’re a comic genius, try your hand at writing for these publications. Cracked publishes a variety of comedy articles. They pay $50 for Quick Fixes, which...

PodCastle: $360 for Stories To Be Read Aloud

Podcastle is calling submissions. They publish fantasy fiction stories in their podcast. This means your story will be read out loud and distributed across the world. They pay $.06 cents a word, up to 6,000 words. That works out to a maximum of $360. They pay a flat rate of $100 for reprints. According to...

Writers Digest: $1,200 for Writing Advice

Writers Digest is currently accepting submissions from freelance writers. They are a print magazine with a circulation of 110,000. They have readers all over the world, but largely in North America. They pay $0.30 to $0.50 a word on acceptance. They accept articles in a variety of categories. Their submission page gives you details about...

$100 for “SCARY MOMMY” Stories

The online blog Scary Mommy is calling for submissions of original content. They’re a parenting website for imperfect parents. They publish humorous stories about parenting. They have a huge fanbase, and know how to have fun. They also pay $100 per story they publish. According to their website: “Note: We are always in search of...

Writing Jobs from Fiverr: A Guide to $50 Writing Gigs

Fiverr is a unique website based on a simple idea. You say what you’ll do for $5. Buyers then pay you to do just that. If you want a steady income from short writing jobs, it might be just what you’ve been looking for. The surprise is that you can earn much more than $5...

7 Publishers That Pay $100+ for Short Stories

There are so many wonderful publishers of short stories. Many of them pay very little, while many pay quite a lot of money. Publication by The New Yorker, for example, would probably pay your rent for quite some time. Below is a list of publishers that pay at least $100 for short stories. Some of...

High Country News: $1,000+ for News, Essays, Features

High Country News is a non-profit magazine covering the American West. They pay between $.50 and $1.50 a word. Their feature articles can be more than 2,400 words. They accept article pitches on an ongoing basis. They do not generally accept pre-written articles. According to their website: “Our hard-copy and online magazine has more than...