13 Blogs and Magazines that Pay Writers

Here are 13 publishers that pay writers for articles on a variety of topics, including fashion, music, pop culture, Christianity, and regional events.

We’ve researched payment rates for all of these publishers, and found contact information for their editors, as well as submission guidelines.

Most of the blogs listed here pay around $50 per guest post. The magazines listed pay more; up to 40 cents per word, and sometimes much more.

Thanks to Fatima Saif for her research.

Lifestyle / Entertainment

Immersion Magazine is “the newest outlet for independent fashion and entertainment, providing opportunities for emerging artists to showcase what they are all about.” They pay $100 for a full-length article of 4 to 8 pages, and $50 for a blog of 350 to 750 words. For details, refer to this page.

Rolling Stone is a magazine and website that covers politics, music, and pop culture. According to payment reports, they pay an average of $0.36 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.

Family Circle is a home magazine for women. They publish articles on a wide range of topics including family, home, health, food, trends, and style. According to one payment report, they pay $1.33 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.

The Everygirl is “the ultimate online resource helping shape the creative, career-driven woman to experience her life better lived.” They cover a wide range of topics including career and finance, fashion and beauty, decor, wellness, and travel. They are always seeking contributors and submissions. Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.10 per word. To contact them, visit this page.


Seton Magazine is the official magazine of Seton Home Study School (a Catholic private PreK-12 distance school). They give parents tools to make homeschooling successful. Their online articles are usually 800 to 1,000 words long. They pay stipends of $50 for published articles. To learn more, visit this page.

CatholicSingles is a dating site for Catholics. They love articles that are 1,500 to 2,000 words long. They pay $65 for blog posts on life as a single, $50 for blog posts on dating advice, and $35 for “general catholic-y and other articles.” For details, read their writer guidelines.


Asbury Insider is an online source of everything Asbury: music and entertainment, art, design, real estate, food and drink, lifestyle, stories regarding Asbury Park, and more. They pay $20 to $50 per submission. To learn more, refer to this page.

Sound RIDER! is an online magazine on motorcycling in the Pacific Northwest. They “cover the geographic area between B.C. to Northern California and as far east as Montana.” They want writers to pitch regional stories. They pay about $75 to $100 for an average department length story (500 to 1,000 words) with photos/images. For details, read their writer query guidelines.

City Pages is a weekly newspaper that covers news, arts, theater, music, movies, food, drinks, and more in Minneapolis. According to one payment report, they pay $0.05 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.

Trade Magazines, Professions & Professional

The Scientist is a magazine for life science professionals. They explore trends in research, latest scientific discoveries, innovative techniques, careers, and business. They are looking for writers who can tell the stories of life science across the globe. Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.40 per word. To learn more, refer to this page.


Film Quarterly publishes articles, reviews, and interviews about “all aspects of film history, film theory, and the impact of film, video, and television on culture and society.” They pay $50 for articles (of 1,000 words or less) for the Quorum section of their website. For details, refer to this page.

Public Discourse is the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute (a research center in Princeton, New Jersey). They pay an honorarium of $200 for original essays (1,500 to 2,000 words), first-person stories (800 to 2,000 words), and review/response essays (1,500 to 2,000 words). They pay $50 for book notes (300 to 500 words). For details, visit this page.

Crossroads is the official publication of the Utah Genealogical Association. They publish “case studies, family histories, Utah history, articles on genealogical methodology and technology, how-to articles, news items, and book reviews.” They pay $75 for articles of more than 1,500 words. To learn more, read their contributor guidelines.


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