10 Magazines & Websites that Pay Writers ($150 to $450)

These magazines and websites accept non-fiction of various kinds, including trade, literary, Christian, and gaming. They pay $150, and some pay more, up to $450. — S. Kalekar

This site has articles on aspects of the free software community. They’re looking for two kinds of articles: lead-in editorials for the various Weekly Edition pages, based on current events; and longer, feature articles that are not so tightly tied to the week’s news. They’re not looking for ‘how-to’ articles. They also have a section called Kernels, for which pay more.
Length: Varies
Pay: $200 for features, begins at $250 for Kernels
Details here.

California Management Review Blog
This is a professional management/ business journal, and will provide writing assignments for their blog. They have published work on marketing, corporate lifestyle, business trends, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and green innovation/tech, management styles, internships, work-life balance, leadership, public policy, etc. At this time they can only work with writers who have US SSN or EIN.
Length: 350-500 words
Pay: $150 for first two blogs, $200-300 after
Details here and here.

Today’s Catholic Teacher
This is a nationally circulated, subscription-based publication. The readership is primarily classroom teachers, but it is also read by principals, supervisors, superintendents, boards of education, pastors, and parents. Subject matter may be any topic of practical help, concern, or interest to educators in Catholic schools, such as developments in curriculum, testing, technology, school relationships, creative teaching, and more. The focus of articles should span the interests of teachers from early childhood through junior high. Articles may be directed to just one age group yet have wider implications. Preference is given to material directed to teachers in grades 4 through 8.
Length: 1,500 words
Pay: $300
Details here.

This is a popular history magazine focusing on the Australian experience of war. Their audience is readers with an interest in Australian history and military affairs. They aim to publish pieces written in a lively and engaging style, of interest to both amateurs and professionals. They do not want fiction or poetry. It is advisable to submit a proposal rather than a finished article, and they will assign the word count for the topic.
Length: 1,000-2,000 words
Pay: $300 per 1,000 words
Details here.

Pyramid Magazine
The primary focus of this online magazine is tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs), with most articles devoted to either generic (systemless) gaming or GURPS. Each issue of Pyramid centers on a specific theme related to adventure gaming – tools and tricks for wizards, or space opera, or how to combine horror with espionage. While some articles are written by Steve Jackson Games staffers, most come from freelancers – see guidelines for the very detailed outlines.

Length: Varies
Pay: $0.04/word
Details here.

Enrichment Journal
This is a journal for the Assembly of God ministries and other Pentecostal leaders, and carries articles and features on ministry-related topics.
Length: 1,200-2,100 words for features, 200-500 words for how-to features
Pay: Up to $0.10/word
Details here and here.

Firstline is a professional trade magazine for veterinary team members—receptionists, veterinary assistants, technicians, and practice managers—that provides detailed articles about the business of client and patient care. They cover topics related to communication and practice management, including professional growth, client relations, team building, and the human/animal bond. They encourage freelancers to submit proposals, and have detailed guidelines for the kind of articles they want for various sections of the magazine on their website.
Length: Various
Pay: Up to $250
Details here.

Ploughshares: Look2 Essay
This series seeks to publish essays about underappreciated or overlooked writers. The Look2 essay should take stock of a writer’s entire oeuvre with the goal of bringing critical attention to the neglected writer and his or her relevance to a contemporary audience. The writer can be living or dead and from anywhere in the world, so long as good English translations of their works are available. They are accepting submissions until 15 January 2019 – there is no fee to submit to this series, see the ‘Submit Online’ section here.
Length: Unspecified
Pay: $45/page, up to $450/author
Details here and in the link above.

American Journal of Nursing
This is a journal of nursing and they pay $150 for personal essays. On their guidelines page, click on the Reflections link on the right to download guidelines for that section. Their guidelines say that they want “personal stories exploring any aspect of nursing, health, or health care. While many are accounts of memorable nursing experiences, we also welcome the patient perspective, as well as that of other health care professionals. … Avoid generalizations and clichés in favor of specific details and real immersion in a place, an event, a moment, a character. Anecdotes meant to illustrate cozy lessons usually aren’t what we’re looking for; we prefer the messiness and ambivalence of real life, the nuance and uncertainty of many of our hardest decisions, the ways we change our minds about things.”
Length: Up to 850 words
Pay: $150
Details here.

Grain Magazine
This Canadian literary magazine accepts work from around the world and is currently open for literary non-fiction, and will open on 1 December for fiction submissions.
Length: Up to 3,500 words
Pay: $50/page, up to $250
Details here.


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