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Paid Publishing Opportunities

$200 for Short Stories: 11 Publishers Seeking Submissions

These markets pay $200 for fiction, and some pay considerably more. Submissions are either open now, or will open soon. — S. Kalekar The Gallery of Curiosities This is a speculative fiction anthology podcast and magazine. Most of their stories have an “anachropunkish retro-vintage element.” Their guidelines say, “We want to be taken on an…

11 Magazines that Pay for Tech Writing

If you are savvy with the computer-related technology and would like to share your knowledge – these markets are for you! Study guidelines carefully to understand specifics of articles that editors look for. Do they accept pitches or completed manuscripts? Do you need to provide any visual aids? What audience you will be writing for?…

7 Magazines that Pay Writers $500+ for Feature Articles

The following is a list of seven magazines and publishers that pay $500 or more for the feature articles they publish. Included is a wide variety of publications covering topics such as travel, health, feminism, and sailing. If you would like to learn more about getting paid to write, I highly recommend joining this free…

$1,000 Short Story Contest / Hackathon

Owl Canyon Press is currently hosting a short story contest with a twist. They provide the first and last paragraph, and the contestant writes 48 more paragraphs. It’s a 50 paragraph short story contest. The grand prize is $1,000. According to the contest page: “In 2016 a small group of writers was presented with an…

10 Publishers that Pay $250 Per Article

  This is a list of mostly high-paying writers markets. It may take more pitching to “get your foot in the door” – but the results are worth of all the hard work! As usual, study guidelines carefully because some editors prefer to work only with local writers. The next important issue, find out what…

Longreads: $500+ for Personal Essays

Longreads is on a mission to publish high quality long-form writing. They are funded by Automattic, the company behind WordPress, which powers a huge percentage of the internet. After we originally featured Longreads in our weekly newsletter, the editor of the publication, after getting a deluge of submissions, responded by writing a guide to pitching….

$100+ For Short Stories: 10 Publishers Seeking Submissions

These are markets paying $100 for fiction; a few pay more. The markets are open now or are opening shortly.   — S. Kalekar Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores This speculative fiction magazine is opening submissions for a week during June. They accept anything of 1,000 words and up, though shorter pieces will be favored….


Case Studies

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…

How I Landed a Paid Blogging Gig via Freedom With Writing

This writer landed a monthly blogging gig –– fully paid. She found a lead on Freedom With Writing, sent a pitch, and secured the job. Here’s how she did it. Emily-Jane Hills Orford is what some people would describe as a mature writer. With decades of writing experience behind her, she has noticed the many…

How I Earn $500 Per Article as a Writer for My Alma Mater

By Charles McKinney One day three years ago, I received a LinkedIn message from the alumni magazine editor of the graduate school I attended and had graduated from just the previous year. She had stumbled upon an article I had written for the National Journal (now The Atlantic) and wanted to know two things: if…