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Paid Publishing Opportunities

26 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors (Up to $1+ Per Word)

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors. Please carefully study each publication before sending a pitch. If you’re new to pitching, here are a few resources to help you get started: How to Write a Pitch that Gets You Paid (Based on Real-World Examples) How to Pitch a Listicle…

10 Publications Paying $300+ Per Article

Here are 10 publications that work with freelance writers, covering a variety of topics.  We’ve researched payment rates and submission guidelines for all of these publications. Topics include startups, the world of video gaming, culinary culture, New York’s local and state politics, various issues from a trans perspective, modern agriculture, outdoor backpacking adventures, media commentary,…

10 Magazines and Websites Paying LGBTQ+ Writers

Here are 10 websites and magazines seeking to pay LGBTQ+ writers. Most of these are publications specifically created for LGBTQ+ communities. All of these are paying markets. We’ve researched payment rates, contact information, and pitching guidelines for all of these publications. They’re listed in no particular order. — Jacob Jans Trans Writes is a trans…

30 Magazines Paying for Creative Non-Fiction (Essays, Narratives, Etc)

These magazines/outlets publish creative non-fiction of many stripes. Some also accept other genres, like fiction and poetry. Many are open for submissions now, or have announced their opening dates; not all of them have, however. They’re listed in no particular order.  – S. Kalekar Electric Literature They have a reading period for non-fiction in June….

23 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers, Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors. Please carefully study each publication before sending a pitch. If you’re new to pitching, here are a few resources to help you get started: How to Write a Pitch that Gets You Paid (Based on Real-World Examples) How to Pitch a Listicle…

Full Time Jobs for Writers, Journalists, and Editors

Here’s our latest roundup of of jobs for writers, journalists, editors, and copywriters. Companies hiring include CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS, and more. We’ve included salary information when available. — Jacob Jans Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list. Grist is a non-profit online publication that covers climate and sustainability….

50 Magazines and Anthologies Paying for Speculative Fiction

These magazines and anthologies pay for speculative fiction – up to $700 for short fiction, and one magazine pays more for novella-length stories. Some also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. Many are open for submissions now, or will open soon, or have announced their next submission window; not all of them have, however….

Editor Interviews

An Interview with Rudri Bhatt Patel, Senior Editor at Literary Mama

Rudri Bhatt Patel is an editor, essayist, educator, and an attorney. She is the co-founder of the literary journal, The Sunlight Press. She also is a senior editor at Literary Mama. Her work appears in numerous local and national outlets. Rudri Bhatt Patel shares nuggets of advice from her rich experience in writing in this…

Interview with Kendall Powell, Editor at Nature Careers

Kendall Powell is a senior editor at the Nature Careers section of Nature. Prior to that she was a freelance science journalist for 20 years writing about biomedical science and scientists’ lives for places such as the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Nature, Science, and Knowable. Listen to editor Kendall Powell in an interview with Viney Kirpal, a health and personal essay writer. Viney: Hi. How wouldyou describe Nature…

Interview with Sari Botton, Memoirist & Editor

Sari Botton is the author of the memoir in essays, And You May Find Yourself…Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gen-X Weirdo. She is a contributing editor and columnist at Catapult, and the former Essays Editor for Longreads. She is the Writer in Residence in the creative writing department of SUNY New Paltz for Spring, 2023. The well-known memoirist shares…

An Interview with Amy Paturel, Freelance Writer

Amy Paturel has covered everything from food to sex in essay form. You’ll find her byline in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Parents and more. She has won “honorable mention” awards in the American Society of Journalists and Authors personal essay category. Here’s Amy Paturel in conversation with Viney Kirpal, a health and…

Interview with Kamala Thiagarajan (Published in The New York Times, NPR, BBC, Al Jazeera, SCMP, and Others.)

Kamala Thiagarajan is a freelance journalist based in Madurai, South India, where she reports on environmental issues, global health, and science. Her work has been published in The New York Times, NPR, BBC, The Guardian, Hakai Magazine, Ensia, Al Jazeera, South China Morning Post, and many others. She converses here with Viney Kirpal, a personal and health writer. VK: As an especially successful freelancer,…

An Interview with Mun-Keat Looi: International Features Editor for The BMJ

 Mun-Keat Looi is International Features Editor at The BMJ. He lectures on journalism at Imperial College London and is an author on two books, ‘Big Questions in Science: The quest to solve the great unknowns‘ (2013) and the Geek Guide to Life (2016). He has written and produced news, features, podcasts, and videos. Here he’s…

An Interview with Shanna Baker, Managing Editor at Hakai Magazine

Shanna Baker is a managing editor at Hakai Magazine, an online publication based in Victoria, British Columbia that explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. Her primary focus at the magazine is on editing long-form features and photo-driven stories. Here  Shanna converses with Viney Kirpal, a health and personal essay writer. Viney: …


Case Studies

Case Study: How I Landed My Own Arts Column

By Lowri Llewelyn Here in Wales, just about every woman under the age of 35 has a print by Niki Pilkington on her wall. Having worked with clients ranging from MTV to Sir Paul McCartney, I was inspired by this small town girl who became Kind of a Big Deal. Despite Niki’s popularity, I noticed…

How I Landed My First Paid Publication (Without a Portfolio)

By Kyle Geoffrey Uy “Freelance writing is something anyone can do”, said freelance writer Ian Chandler in his webinar. As someone just starting out, those words gave me hope. I didn’t know anything about where to begin, so I watched this free webinar to learn more. The knowledge Ian gave us viewers paved the way…

How to Talk to Potential Freelance Writing Clients (So You Can Win New Contracts)

The Sales Call Strategy That’s Helped Me Close Clients Without Feeling Sales-y I get it, nobody enjoys sales meetings. But if you want to grow your freelance writing business, you need to get better at them. That means learning how to have conversations with potential clients, face to face. Here are some tips that have…

Case Study: How I Broke into the Smart Mouth Newsletter and Earned $1 per Word

  by Tatiana Claudy “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”                                                                                                                       Steven King   For about five years I was writing for Christian and writers’ magazines and websites. I became a regular contributor to several publications and developed good working relationships with their editors. Then I went back…

The Anatomy of an Instructional Pitch (How I Got Paid $500 for One Article)

By Matthew Gaiser One of the more profitable areas of freelance writing is the advisory and instructional space. People are willing to pay to learn how to do things better and frequently read blogs that help them do better work. That means the blogs are willing to pay a relative premium for such posts. I…

Help for the Newbie Travel Writer

Cruising the Caribbean, thrill seeking on an African safari or mad shopping in New York city, any and every trip you take can be turned in to the kind of adventure travel editors love to buy. By Robyn McGee Congrats to me! My article “Safari Diary” was chosen by the editors of the “WorldNomads” website…

How to Land Writing Clients With LinkedIn

I started my business eight years ago. Being a startup, I had no income and limited funds to spend on Sales and Marketing. I turned to LinkedIn as my primary avenue to build my fledgeling business and drive sales. Without spending a cent on LinkedIn, over the last eight years, I have generated 80% of…