10 Magazines that Pay Writers $750 Per Article

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Dear Writers,

Here are ten magazines that pay up to $750 for more for the articles they publish. All of these magazines accept pitches directly from writers. Topics include fishing, health, the South, travel, and more.

To be successful at landing a gig with these publications, you’ll need to send a good pitch. A “pitch” is a proposal for an article you would like to write, sent to the publications editors.

If you’re new to pitching, or open to improving your ability to pitch, I highly recommend attending this free webinar.

Also if you’re looking for opportunities with higher pay, check out this list of 10 Magazines that Pay Writers $1,000+ Per Article

Jacob Jans

Southerly is an independent media organization that covers ecology, culture, and justice in the American South. They are looking for news analysis, short features, profiles, and photo stories. They pay $500 for 700 to 1,000 words, and $750 for 1,200 to 1,600 words. To learn more, refer to this page.
Canada-Asia Agenda is “an online public policy publication series of research-based analysis focused on contemporary issues and events in Asia created to inform discussion on Canada-Asia relations.” They publish articles of 2,000 to 2,500 words. They pay an honorarium of CA$750 for the submissions that they publish. For details, read their submission guidelines.
Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) is a professional membership association that is committed to providing educational, advocacy, and networking resources to the credentialing community. They are currently accepting white paper abstracts. White papers are 6 to 12 pages long publications that inform, educate, and maybe persuade the audience on a particular topic. Upon publication, they pay an honorarium of $750 to the author. For details, 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.
Wellbeing is an Australian publication about holistic health, sustainability, and spirituality. They look for articles that are empowering, informative, and entertaining. They pay AU$600 to AU$750 for feature articles 2,000 to 2,500 words long and AU$150 for shorter pieces. https://www.wellbeing.com.au/contribute
Analog is the magazine of “science fiction and fact.” They publish stories in which some “aspect of future science or technology is so integral to the plot that, if that aspect were removed, the story would collapse. ” They pay 8-10 cents a word, up to 7,500 words. That means payment up to $750. They also publish serials and novellas, up to 80,000 words, at 6 cents per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
Gray’s Sporting Journal is a journal for hunters and anglers. They are always looking for features on hunting and fishing, and publish four themed issues a year. They publish Expeditions – travel pieces of hunting and fishing locations, Yarns – campfire tales that can be fact or fiction, and poetry. Word count: 2,500-3,000 for Expeditions; above 1,500 for features; 750-1,500 for Yarns; up to 1,000 for poetry. Pay: $850-1,000 for Expeditions; $600-1,250 based on quality, not length, for features; $600 for yarns; $100 for poems. Details here.
Sport Fishing magazine accepts queries from freelance writers. They pay $250 for their “from the pro” department, and $750 for longer features. They have a very thorough submission guidelines page, with great tips writers. It’s worth a read, even if you’re not submitting. To learn more, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
MotorHome, the magazine for RV enthusiasts, covers all aspects of the RV lifestyle. They accept queries, and pay writers up to $900 an article, with photos. According to their guidelines: “The easiest way to sell your work to MotorHome is to query us on an interesting and tightly focused motorhome story.” Learn more here.
The Los Angeles Times Travel section includes original sophisticated and compelling destination articles that evoke “a strong sense of place (sounds, colors, smells, tastes), time (when did you go?), expertise and personal perspective.” Trips must be taken within the previous two years. Editors look for first person experiential pieces (about 2,000 words) and Guidebooks (about 500 to 700 words). Payment is $200-$750 for print stories and $500 for online only stories. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.latimes.com/la-trw-guidelines-story-story.html.


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