13 Magazines Seeking Pitches from Writers

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The following is a list of magazines that accept pitches directly from freelance writes. Many of these magazines pay $100, $200, or $300+ per article.

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Wildlife Watch Binocular is a quarterly journal for animal lovers. They seek “articles related to protecting wildlife and, especially, to the joys of viewing and relating to wildlife.” They pay $100 to $150 per article (500 to 750 words). For details, visit this page.
Smith Journal is an Australia-based quarterly print magazine that covers adventure, outdoors, nature, art, design, books, music, film, food, history, science, technology, and more. They welcome both finished work and pitches. Their “tone is genuine, straight up and funny if at all possible.” According to one payment report, they paid $0.33 per word for a feature of about 1,500 words. To learn more, visit this page.
College & University (C&U) is a quarterly journal by American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). They pay an honorarium of $300 for a feature article (refereed article) and $150 for a forum article (commentary, analysis, book review, and international resource). To learn more, refer to this page.
Arabian Horse Life Magazine is the official publication of the Arabian Horse Association. The magazine is about Arabian horses and people who love them. According to one payment report, they paid $0.30 per word for a 1,500-word feature. To contact them, visit this page.
Architectural Record is a print and digital magazine that offers news, commentary, criticism, and continuing education articles on architecture and design. They are always looking for good content for the regular sections of their magazine e.g. record news, building types study, practice issues, and technology sections. According to one payment report, they paid $0.71 per word. To learn more, refer to this page.
Pizza Today is a trade publication for pizza professionals. They cover industry news, recipes, equipment, supplies, and more. They also address the unique challenges faced by today’s pizzeria owners and operators. According to one payment report, they paid $0.67 per word for a 750-word news story. To contact them, visit this page.
North Country Center for Independence (NCCI) is a regional not-for-profit agency that serves individuals with disabilities in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties in New York. They are seeking submissions from individuals with disabilities on disability-related topics. They post up to 2 pieces each month. They pay $100 per piece (300 to 600 words). For more information, visit this page.
Desert Companion is Southern Nevada’s premier city magazine. They offer stories on “all things Vegas, from showgirls to radioactive waste to nuclear zombie showgirls.” According to one payment report, they paid $0.30 per word for a 1,500-word feature. Contact them here.
The Texas Observer is a bimonthly magazine and website that offers sharp reporting on news, politics, and culture of Texas. They publish short news stories (500 to 1,000 words), political commentaries and opinions (500 to 1,000 words), book reports (800 to 1,200 words), features (1,500 to 4,000 words), culture features (2,000 to 3,500 words), essays (1,000 to 1,500 words), postcards (2,000 to 3,500 words), and poems (30 lines or shorter). Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.50 per word. To learn more, read their freelance writer’s guide.
New Hampshire Business Review (NHBR) is a source for business news, commentary, and analysis in New Hampshire. They offer their readers all the important news and information required to do business in the Granite State. One payment report indicates payment of $0.35 per word for a 430-word profile or interview. To contact them, refer to this page.
Arkansas Life Magazine unearths surprising stories about The Natural State. They cover food, lifestyle, culture, travel, outdoors, and more. One payment report indicates payment of $0.25 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.
North Dakota Living is a monthly magazine that is published by the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives. They are looking for recipe submissions. They ask the contributors to “be prepared, as we may ask to join you in your kitchen — or invite you into ours.” They pay $50 for recipes. To submit a recipe, refer to this page.
Your Boulder is a guide to what’s happening in Boulder, Colorado. They cover news, events, real estate, lifestyle, restaurants, and personal stories. They pay $30 for a standard 400 to 500 word post and $50 for a feature-length article (700 to 1,000 words) that includes original photography. For more information, visit this page.

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