9 Blogs that Pay Writers $50 to $1,000

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Dear Writers,

Happy New Year! This year, 2019, promises to bring many opportunities for writers. At Freedom With Writing, we’re going to spend a lot of time researching those opportunities, and sending them with you. Our goal: Make it easy for you to get paid to write.

As part of our weekly research, here are nine blogs that accept pitches directly from writers. Our researcher, Fatima Saif, scoured the internet to find these opportunities. She’s researched payment rates and found links directly to submission guidelines pages, so you can contact publishers directly, with the right expectations in terms of payment. She has worked very hard to make it easier for you to find the right publisher to connect with.

Keep in mind that getting published and paid is real work. We don’t guarantee magical results. One of the most important things you can do is send many high quality pitches. And then, once you’ve sent them, expect most of the publishers to reject your ideas. Many of them won’t even respond. This is simply how things work in the business. It can be tough. Success requires persistence. (See this article from Authors Publish to get a sense of how common rejection is, even for famous authors.) — Jacob Jans

The Feminist Globetrotter gives solo travel tips to empower women who are traveling alone. They are looking for content that explores “the intersection of travel and identity; be it gender, race, class, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or otherwise.” They pay $50 per article. To learn more, read their contributor guidelines.
Ancient History is a bi-monthly magazine focused on the politics, society, culture, art, literature, language, religion, and economics of the ancient world. They want writers to send proposals (of about 250 words) for articles. The exact word count of the articles will be decided by their editor in chief, but they should roughly be about 2,000 to 4,000 words long. They pay 10 euro cent per word. For details, visit this page.
Paper Cat Press is a “curated online bulletin board for artist opportunities, creative campaigns, and tips for modern freelance illustrators.” They pay $50 per article, but welcome the writers to negotiate rates. To learn more, refer to this page.
Babe is a website for young women. They are “into good news reporting, trash trends, personal stories, industry-leading analysis of guys in your life and the pettiest celebrity drama.” According to payment reports, they pay up to $0.18 per word. To contact them, visit this page.
Project Want is a website that provides “consumers, moms and dads with the best gift ideas, reviews and guides of trending award winning kids toys.” They are currently looking for “DIY craft projects with photos, product reviews, and inspirational news.” Their articles are generally 500 to 1,200 words long. They pay $1.00 per word. To learn more, visit this page.
Software Testing Help (STH) is a software testing blog. They want tutorials on any topic that would be of help to quality assurance testers. They usually pay $200 to $600 for a tutorial. To learn more, refer to this page.
City Limits is a non-profit website that offers in-depth reporting and commentary on the most pressing issues of New York City. According to payment reports, they pay up to $0.33 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.
The Open Notebook is a “non-profit organization that provides tools and resources to help science, environmental, and health journalists at all experience levels sharpen their skills.” They welcome pitches for brief guides, story-behind-the-story interviews, and reported features. They pay $500 for brief guides (750 words), $750 for interviews (1,500 words), and $1,000 for reported features (1,500 words). For details, read their submission guidelines.
Harvard Medical School CME Online is a “learning center for postgraduate online medical education.” They are accepting guest posts from credentialed health care professionals for their two blogs, Trends in Medicine and Lean Forward. The posts should be at least 400 words long. They pay $200 per post. To learn more, refer to this page.


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