10 Magazines that Pay Writers $200 Per Article

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Dear Writers,

Here’s a list of magazines that accept pitches directly from writers.

Our goal is simple: To help writers get published and paid. For some of our readers, you may be aiming for your first paid publication. Some of you are already earning a decent income with your writing.

In either case, we do our research to help you make more money, in less time. That’s why we put together this list of publishers — and found links directly to submission guidelines pages. (Thank you to Fatima Saif!)

I also have one more gift for you: The Paid Publishing Guidebook. It lists 954 publishers that pay writers. That is a lot of opportunities! Get your free copy here. It will be free for a few more days only.

Happy New Year!

— Jacob Jans

Wired is a magazine that covers the current and future trends in technology. Payment reports indicate that they pay an average of $1.52 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.
Kitchen Work is a printed, quarterly journal about “what and how we eat and drink.” They accept submissions of up to 3,000 words. They pay $0.10 per word and $100 per illustration. To learn more, refer to this page.
In These Times is a progressive magazine and website committed to covering and analyzing popular movements for economic, environmental, social, gender, and racial justice. According to payment reports, they pay an average of $0.22 per word. To learn more, refer to this page.
American Wild Magazine is “America’s only national publication focused exclusively on our state and national forests, parks and protected wild areas.” They are always looking for feature ideas and destination stories. Their standard rate for manuscripts is $0.35 per word. To learn more, refer to this page.
Young Salvationist is a Christian magazine for teens and young adults. The magazine is published by The Salvation Army. They are looking for written submissions of 500 words or less. They pay $0.35 a word for first rights, one-time use articles and $0.15 a word for reprints. For details, visit this page.
Grand Rapids Food Magazine is a print and online magazine that explores the food and drink culture of West Michigan. They are looking for feature pieces (1,200 to 3,000 words) and front/ back of the book items (600 to 700 words). They pay 30 cents per word for articles published on their website and 40 cents per word for articles published in their magazine. For details, read their submission guidelines.
Zoning Practice (ZP) is a monthly publication that is dedicated to helping its readers “write and administer smarter development codes.” Each edition of ZP has one long-form feature article of 4,000 to 4,500 words. Standard pay for a lead article is $500. To learn more, visit this page.
Alaska Bride & Groom is Alaska’s premier wedding guide. They offer inspiring ideas, advice, and information to help couples plan their wedding, reception, and honeymoon. They welcome pitches, especially from local freelancers. They want the completed articles to be 300 to 1,100 words long. They generally pay $75 to $200 for original articles. For details, refer to their writer guidelines.
Dive New Zealand and Dive Pacific are dive magazines. Dive New Zealand is the local version, while Dive Pacific is the international version and also the title of the online version. They are looking for less text heavy (600 to 800 words) articles that are accompanied with high quality photographs. They pay up to NZ$250 for unsolicited articles. To learn more, refer to this page.


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