Written By Ian Chandler

11 Magazines that Pay Writers $150 for Articles

Looking for lucrative writing opportunities? We’ve got a treat for you. These 11 publications are currently looking for freelance articles, and they all pay well. Every publication here has a payment scale that covers $150, meaning that some pay less for some types of articles, while others pay much more. If you aim for the right type of article, you could be seeing $150 in your bank account before you know it.


  1. High Country News is a nonprofit magazine covering the American West. They want stories that “include incisive reporting, strong storytelling, and intellectual honesty.” Writers can submit both feature articles (2,400+ words) and stories for the magazine’s front-of-book section (500 to 1,600 words).Payment: 50 cents to $1.50 per word. However, they do have a kill fee of 25 percent.High Country News Submission Guidelines


  1. New Jersey Family Magazine is a monthly parenting publication with a readership of 300,000. They welcome articles that help local parents “be the best parents they can be.” The magazine covers a wide range of topics, including health, education, kids’ programs, and more. In addition, writers can submit to three of the magazine’s outlets: NJ Baby, an annual magazine devoted to newborns; Raising Teens, a biannual publication for teens; and njfamily.com, the magazine’s online counterpart.Payment: Approximately 10 cents per word. Features range from 600 to 1,000 words. They pay $25 to $50 for reprints, and $5 to $15 for online-only articles.New Jersey Family Submission Guidelines


  1. Whole Life Times is a bimonthly magazine that focuses on holistic living, mainly in Southern California. They accept queries for articles that reflect a holistic lifestyle in any area, including farming and sustainability. Writers can submit queries via email for features, the front-of-book section, or their personal essay section.Payment: $25 to $150, depending on article placement and length.Whole Life Times Submission Guidelines


  1. Bee Culture is a magazine covering American beekeeping. They publish articles about “beekeeping – its history, how-to-do everything beekeeping covers, equipment used and made, and even the humorous side of this craft.” 30%-50% of their articles are written by freelancers, and they’re continuously accepting article proposals or full articles, though they prefer queries.Payment: $150 to $200 for features (1,500 to 2,000 words).Bee Culture Submission Guidelines


  1. New Mobility is a magazine for active wheelchair users. They note that they “tell stories directly and honestly, without sentimentality.” They’re not looking for stories of “overcoming disability” but rather practical, compelling articles. Writers can submit “articles on recreation, travel, people, health, relationships, media, culture, civil rights and resources.”Payment: 15 cents per word.New Mobility Submission Guidelines


  1. The California Sunday Magazine is a general interest publication covering the areas of “California, the West, Asia, and Latin America, telling stories for a national audience.” They welcome freelance writers to submit features and articles that echo the magazine’s direction. Interested writers can email the editorial team to receive a copy of the writer’s guidelines.Payment: While California Sunday doesn’t list rates on their site, they claim that “our rates for reported features will be competitive with national print magazines.”California Sunday Magazine Job Openings


  1. B. Michelle Pippin runs a business blog that’s open for freelance pitches. Anything business-related is game. Articles will either be published on the blog or in a members-only print newsletter, which pays more. Writers can fill out a form on the site to receive more information about contributing.Payment: $50 to $150.Michelle Pippin Submission Guidelines


  1. Tutorialspoint is a hub for all kinds of tech-related tutorials. Writers with knowledge in IT, web development, project management, and related industries can contribute thorough guides on a variety of subjects. Writers are required to send a 2-3 page sample “to show your writing capabilities and command over the chosen subject.”Payment: $250 to $500, depending on factors like article length, complexity, subject popularity, etc.Tutorialspoint Submission Guidelines


  1. LIVE is a take-home story paper distributed to Christian adults in Sunday School classes. The paper seeks to “encourage Christians in living for God through stories which apply biblical principles to everyday problems.” They publish true stories, nonfiction, how-to articles, and fiction. However, they do not accept Bible fiction or sci-fi.Payment: 10 cents per word for first rights and 7 cents per word for reprint rights.LIVE Submission Guidelines


  1. The Objective Standard (TOS) is an Objectivist publication that covers a wide range of subjects. While writers don’t need to be Objectivist, TOS is only interested in articles that are written with the Objectivist philosophy in mind. They publish everything from history articles to book reviews.Payment: 15 cents per word.The Objective Standard Submission Guidelines


  1. Field & Stream is an American magazine that focuses on hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. They’re looking for queries, no longer than a page, that lucidly describe the subject at hand. Some pieces that “depend on writing style, such as humor, mood, and nostalgia or essays” can be sent in manuscript form, as can short tips.Payment: The magazine reports that payment ranges from $100 to “as much as several thousand dollars, depending on the quality of the work, the experience of the author, and the difficulty of obtaining the story.”Field & Stream Submission Guidelines


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