The following is a list of magazines that pay freelance writers for articles. All of the magazines listed accept submissions from freelance writers, and all of them pay writers. The list is in no particular order.
If you’ve recently been published in a magazine, please submit a payment report on Litworth.
1. Blue Ridge Country is a regional magazine covering the Blue Ridge Region that extends “Western Maryland south through Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley of Virginia down into northern Georgia.” They focus on the places, history, nature, environment, and culture of the region. They pay $25 to $250 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
2. Gather is the magazine for women members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (the ELCA). The publish “theological reflections, devotions, and stories of comfort and challenge that help readers grow in faith and engage in ministry and action.” They’re published 10 times a year. They do not list pay rates publicly, but writers have reported they pay $20 per 100 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
3. First Coast Magazine is a regional magazine that cover’s Florida’s First Coast. Similar to many regional magazines, they cover the local businesses, history, nature, and recreational activities of the region. Reports on Litworth indicate a payment rate of $0.20 per word. You can contact their editors here.
4. South Sound Magazine is a regional magazine covering the south Puget Sound, including Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, and Puyallup. They publish travel articles about the nature, homes, businesses, recreational activities, and people of the region. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
5. The California Sunday Magazine is a general interest publication covering the areas of “California, the West, Asia, and Latin America, telling stories for a national audience.” Articles cover everything from restaurants to the delicate art of guiding a container ship into a dock. Expect pay rates to be competitive with national magazines. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
6. 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 pay 8 cents per word, up to 2,500 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
7. Slice Magazine is a Brooklyn based literary journal that publishes fresh voices with a compelling story to share. They aim to bridge the gap between emerging and established literary authors. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.