12 Magazines that Pay Writers $150+ Per Article

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 The following list of markets includes national, regional, literary, and trade publications that pay minimum of $150 per article. Depending on the publication, you can submit non-fiction, essays, or fiction. Some publications accept only original articles, but some publish reprints (when in doubt – ask the editor). If the listing does not mention what rights editors buy, it means that this information is not included in the writers’ guidelines; therefore, if you consider writing for this publication, you have to find out what rights you will sell. Although all these publications work with freelances, some may limit  freelance submissions to certain departments. Study carefully guidelines to write successful queries and increase your chances to get published! — Tatiana Claudy

WoodenBoat is a bimonthly magazine for wooden boat owners, builders, and designers. Editors are primarily interested in publishing informative material; therefore, writing style is secondary when they consider an article for publication.Payment for features is $250–$300 per 1,000 words. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: https://www.woodenboat.com/woodenboat-editorial-guidelines.

WineMaker is a bimonthly magazine for people interested in making wine. Editors seek straightforward and factual articles to satisfy needs of their intelligent and literary readers in the US and Canada. Articles should contain accurate information, useful tips, and balanced evaluations.

Payment is $50-$250 for 600-3,000-word articles. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines:


Your Work Place is a bimonthly Canadian magazine including leading-edge information about trends, management, work/life balance and other similar issues. Editors seek helpful detailed articles written in “uncorporate, fresh and edgy” voice. As editors stated in their guidelines, “Our content is valuable and not just filler, stimulating and not just idle reading.”

Editors purchase one-time rights to publish in the magazine in print and on the YW web site, and full rights to sell PDFs of articles individually online or in any electronic form. Editors do not consider reprints.

Payment is $150-$250 for short articles (500-650 words) and $375-$450 for features (up to 2,500 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: https://yourworkplace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Editorial-Guidelines.pdf.

Women in Higher Education (WIHE) is a monthly newsletter designed “to help smart women on campus get wise about how gender affects their being successful in the men-dominated world of higher education.”WIHE is not an academic journal, and its content includes informative and engaging articles.

Payment is $150 for 800-1,500-word for solicited articles only. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: https://www.wihe.com/info/submission-guidelines/.

Today’s Christian Living is a bimonthly magazine designed to encourage and engage Christians of all ages. It contains inspirational stories about how lives of people (famous and ordinary) have been touched in a unique way by the Lord. Editors look for story-based and testimonial freelance submissions.

Editors purchase all rights to original articles. They do not consider reprints.

Payment is $150 (1,200-1,800 words), $100 (801-1,199 words), and $75(650-800 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://todayschristianliving.org/writers-guidelines/.

Faith Today is a bimonthly Canadian general interest magazine connecting Evangelical Christians. Its content includes feature articles, short essays, news, and profiles of Canadian individuals and ministries.

Editors buy both first North American serial print rights and perpetual web rights.

Payment for most features is $Cdn 0.25/word (800-1,800 words), essay – $Cdn 0.15/word (650-1,500 words), and reprints – $Cdn 0.15/word. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines:


The Introspectionist is a monthly magazine for intelligent women. Thus, its content includes more in-depth articles than a typical woman’s magazine. Editors look for articles that tell a story and inform, and also for persuasive essays, creative non-fiction, “thought-provoking insights and uniquely informative pieces.” Every month The Introspectionist chooses a theme for a deep analysis: http://www.theintrospectionist.com/home/EditorialCaliendar.

Payment for features is $100 (up to 2,000 words) and $200 (up to 5,000 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://www.theintrospectionist.com/home/submissions.

Mask Magazine is a monthlyonline repository of youth and internet culture packed with interviews, editorials, news, and style in the age of unrest.” Editors look for “expressive, evocative prose”: personal essays, documentation of a singular event, studies of movements or phenomena from history, how-to guides or tutorials.

Note:  Editors decide whether submissions are featured as free content or will be paid for.

Payment is $40-200. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://www.maskmagazine.com/docs/writers.

Afterimage (The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism) is a bimonthly publication of theVisual Studies Workshop. Its content consists of unique coverage of the visual arts and alternative publishing, debates within art history, issues of media and cultural studies. Since this magazine is a combination of the best of criticism and scholarship, editors look for “writing that crosses or stretches the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, and audience.”

Payment is $0.05 per word for articles, with a maximum of $100 for reports and reviews (800-1,500 words), $150 for essays (1,500-3,000), and $300 for features (3,000-4,500 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://vsw.org/afterimage/submit/.


PseudoPod is a genre magazine in audio form. Its content is diverse and includes “highly literary stories reminiscent of Poe or Lovecraft as well as vulgar shock-value pulp fiction.” Editors look for “dark, weird fiction” from crime drama to magic-realism to supernatural dark fantasy. A editors stated in their guidelines, “We’re looking for fiction with strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, and clear action.”

Payment is $90-$360 ($0.06 per word) for original fiction (1,500-6,000 words), $100 flat rate for short story reprints, and $20 flat rate for flash fiction reprints (stories below 1500 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://pseudopod.org/submissions/.

The Three Penny Review is a quarterly literary magazine. According to one review, it is “the most original literary magazines not only in the U.S. but also on the entire planet” because it introduces readers to a spectrum of individual authors’ voices.

Editors buy first serial rights for the print and digital editions of the magazine.

Payment is $400 per story (4,000 words or less) or article (1,200-2,500 words), and $200 per poem (100 lines or less) or Table Talk piece (1000 words or less). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://www.threepennyreview.com/submissions.html.

Home Energy Magazine (HEM) is a quarterly magazine for busy professionals working in residential energy high performance design, construction, and retrofit. Its content provides reliable current information on energy-efficient products and best practices in energy efficiency, home performance, comfort, health, and affordability.

Editors buy rights to publish articles in print edition of the magazine and online.

Payment is $0.20 per word up to a maximum of $400 for features (1,500–2,500 words) and $150 for departments (600–1,500 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines:



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