Written By Ian Chandler

13 Publishers that Pay $50+ to Write About Writing

The following is a list of websites and magazines that pay writers at least $50 to write about writing.

Keep in mind that these publishers each have very specific needs, and your pitch should be specifically crafted for each individual publisher. Also – we’re working on an ebook all about pitching, which will be available free in about 2 months. Keep your eyes open for that.

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1. The Writer’s Chronicle is the official publication of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. The magazine has been in circulation for over four decades, and it is one of the most respected writing magazines. They accept submissions of interviews, pedagogical essays, craft essays, and other areas. They pay $18 per 100 words up to a maximum 7,000 words ($1,260). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

2. Writer’s Digest is another widely-read and well-respected magazine about the art of writing. They accept both manuscript submissions and queries for articles that “inform, instruct, and inspire” readers. Writers can submit to any of their departments, including their “5-Minute Memoir,” “Reject a Hit,” and writing technique sections. They pay between 30 and 50 cents a word for articles up to 2,400 words ($720-$1,200), and they also work with a 25% kill fee. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

3. A List Apart publishes articles on content strategy and writing for a digital audience. Their writing articles are analytical and practical, with a focus on the interaction of content and the online realm. They pay $200 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

4. Great Escape Publishing publishes articles on the craft of travel writing. They’re looking for articles that readers “can print and follow to earn more income.” They pay $150–$200 for articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

5. Writers Weekly publishes articles that help writers increase their income. They accept queries for guest posts that focus on selling the written word. They pay $60 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

6. Funds for Writers publishes a weekly newsletter that showcases paying markets, grants, contests, and other opportunities to make money with writing. They’re looking for original articles about any sort of financial tips or paying markets for writers. For a 500-600 word article, they pay $50 if by PayPal and $45 if by check. For reprints, they pay $15 if by PayPal and $10 if by check. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

7. Write Naked is a writing blog focused on the “writing life cut open.” They accept queries for guest posts that discuss the freelance writing life, from publishing trends to a day in the life of a writer. They pay $50 per guest post; however, if they are “particularly impressed” with a post, they’ll pay $200. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

8. Make A Living Writing helps writers all over the world find real success in their careers. They accept queries for guest posts that provide “firsthand, practical advice” to freelance writers. In order to query, you must either be a current or former member of the Freelance Writers’ Den or a student or graduate of Jon Morrow’s blog mentoring program. However, they do run open pitch periods. They pay $50 per guest post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

9. Be A Freelance Blogger provides paid guest posting opportunities four times a year during their Pitchfest. During the Pitchfest, writers are invited to send in guest post pitches for consideration. Winning pitches receive $100, and runners-up receive $50. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

10. Submittable, the online submission management company, accept submissions for their blog. They publish articles about the publishing industry and digital media. They pay $50 per post. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

11. The SFWA Blog is the official blog of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. They publish articles of interest to sci-fi and fantasy writers. They pay 6 cents per word, up to 1,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

12. WriterHackr is a new digital magazine for writers. They are for all kinds of writers – “authors, bloggers, copyrwriters, experts.” They pay $50 to $100 per article. Check out their submission guidelines.

13. And last but not least, we at Freedom With Writing provide paid opportunities with writers. Currently, we’re looking for articles that provide concrete educational information about the process of finding writing gigs. These articles should be valuable resources that writers can refer back to again, and again. To submit a pitch email submissions@freedomwithwriting.com. Include a proposed title and outline for the article.

 

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