As part of my weekly effort to find even more paid publishing opportunities for writers, I present you with a list of 10 magazines that pay writers at least $200.
Some of these magazines occasionally pay less, some occasionally pay more, but all of them pay writers at least $200 for some of the articles they purchase. If you want even more opportunities like this, be sure to sign up for our email list.
1. Bee Culture is the magazine of American beekeeping. They cover “cover beekeeping – its history, how-to-do everything beekeeping covers, equipment used and made, and even the humorous side of this craft.” They also want articles on topics related to bees – pesticides, predators, diseases, wildlife, and “all the creatures that bees affect and interact with.” Articles are 30%-50% freelance. They pay $150-$200 for articles 1500-200 words. They encourage queries first. Read their guidelines here.
2. Essence is a national monthly magazine for African American women. They have a huge readership. Expect excellent pay, but still competition for publication. Their writer’s guidelines list 8 departments open to submission. Queries are accepted via mail. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
3. History Magazine provides “interesting and thought-provoking accounts of key events in global history.” They are focused on publishing accessible, entertaining, accounts of history. They prefer queries. Payment is 8 cents a word, up to 2,500 words. A max of $200. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
4. Pinecone is a regional magazine for rural Ontario. They cover “history, heritage, nostalgia, nature, environment, travel and the arts.” Amazingly, they still accept handwritten submissions. They pay 10 cents a word. The maximum length is 2,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
5. Fantastic Magazine publishes the entire spectrum of science fiction and fantasy. They “love word play, and would like to see stories with a literary bent, though decidedly not a pretentious bent.” They pay at the high end for SF/F magazines, and 15 cents a word. The maximum length is 3,000 words. To learn more, read theirs submission guidelines
6. Modern Drunkard is a magazine dedicated to alcoholic drinking. They publish fiction, poetry, and articles. They are particularly interested in articles about drinking – historical, humorous, or instructional. They pay 10 cents a word, up to 4,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
7. Trains Magazine is the magazine of railroading and the railroad industry. They cover the current train industry, as well as stories from the “colorful past” of railroads. They are majority freelance written. They pay 10 cents per word. They require queries for feature-length articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
8. adAstra is the quarterly magazine of the National Space Society. They feature “the latest news in space exploration and stunning full-color photography.” They pay 25 cents a word. They prefer queries. Features are 1,200 to 4,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
9. Thriving Family is a Christian magazine published by Focus on the Family. The magazine focuses on marriage and parenting from a “biblical perspective.” They generally pay 25 cents per word. Features are up to 1,500 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
10. Family Fun is a national magazines for families with children ages 3 to 12. They generally pay $1.25 a word. Features are up to 3,000 words in length. They have several departments as well – it is always a good idea to get published by a department before breaking in to the features. Please query. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.