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Paid Publishing Opportunities

79 Travel Magazines, Websites, and Blogs that Pay Writers

Next Show All There are so many websites, magazines, and blogs that publish travel writing. Here is a list of 79 such publications. According to our research, all of these magazines accept pitches/submissions directly from freelance writers — and all of these publications pay for the writing they publish.We’ve researched the payment rates, when available….

14 Paying Anthology Markets for Spring 2018

Next Show All The competition may be stiff for some of the well known anthologies, but getting one of your short stories published can open up numerous other publishing opportunities for you, including book deals. But that does not mean you should skim over the lesser known anthologies. There are just as many benefits to…

StoryTerrace Wants a Biographer For Every Person

StoryTerrace has made it their mission to match ordinary people with extraordinary biographers, so everybody can have their story written. According to their website: Story Terrace is revolutionizing the way we think about our heritage with a simple idea: a biographer for every person. By matching ordinary people with professional writers, we’re making sure that…

The Ruth Lilly Fellowships: $25,800 for Young Poets

Applications are now open for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship. $25,800 will be awarded to 5 poets. The total award is $129,000. To be eligible, poets must be between 21 and 31 years old. (Sorry! Even the author of this short article is not eligible.) Applications are due April 30th, 2018. According to their website: Five…

53 Magazines, Websites, and Blogs that Pay Writers

Next Show All The following is a huge list of magazines, websites, and blogs that pay writers. We’ve done a lot of research to put this list together, with contributions from Tatiana Claudy and S. Kalekar. Keep in mind that the payment information listed here could be out of date or not correct. While we…

$10,000 Short Story Contest (Free)

The Story Shares organization has officially launched their 2018 Story of the Year writing contest, with the goal of creating more “just-right” book choices for the millions of teens and adults around the world who struggle with reading. This year’s writing contest includes total prizes of $10,000 USD. The prizes are, as follows: $3,000 Diversity…

$250 for Personal Essays About Mental Health Recovery

OC87 Recovery Diaries started out as a documentary, OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie. As a follow-up to the documentary, they publish mental health recovery stories “to inspire and connect you with others who might learn from your experience.” They pay $250 for these stories. According to their submission guidelines: If we…


Case Studies

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…

How I Earn $1 Per Word as a Travel Writer

By Elen Turner While I’ve been traveling my whole life and writing almost as long, it has only been in the last few years that I have started to make money as a ‘travel writer’. Copywriting for tour companies and hotels, writing itineraries, branded content for travel-related companies, literary travel essays, memoir-style pieces, listicles, travel…