14 Farm & Garden Magazines and Websites that Pay Freelance Writers

Here’s a list of fourteen websites and magazines that pay for articles about farming and gardening. We’ve researched payment rates for all of these publications, and found editorial contact information, so that you can quickly find the right person to send a pitch to.

Keep in mind that payment rates are not set in stone, and may need to be negotiated.

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Modern Gardens is the United Kingdom’s best-selling lifestyle gardening magazine. They publish monthly. They help their readers create a more beautiful outdoor space. They feature real reader gardens, easy tips, craft ideas, shopping trends, and simple upcycling projects. One payment report indicates payment of £300 for 4 pages and images. Another payment report indicates payment of £325 for 6 pages and images. To contact them, refer to this page.

MorningChores helps and inspires people to become self-sufficient. They always welcome new contributors who have “a strong passion and experience in gardening, raising livestock animals, beekeeping, survival, prepping, food preservation and recipes, foraging, farming, frugal living, off-grid alternatives, woodworking, self-sufficient living, and a desire to help people by writing helpful guides.” They pay $50 per article. For more details, visit this page.

2 Million Blossoms is a new quarterly magazine that is dedicated to protecting pollinators. They are “open to submissions on any topic related to pollinators and pollination, written for a lay audience.” They are looking for short form (300 to 800 words) and long form (1,200 to 2,500 words) articles that are preferably accompanied by photos. They pay $100 to $200 per short form article and $200 to $400 per long form article. Details here.

Insteading features great resources on homesteading, gardening, beekeeping, chickens, natural building, sustainable living, and much more. They want blog posts of 1,000 to 2,000 words or longer. They pay $50 for accepted posts. To learn more, refer to this page.

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.   Submission Guidelines

Texas Gardener publishes practical information for statewide garden enthusiasts. They accept queries and submissions for technical and feature articles as well as their Between Neighbors essay section. All pieces must focus on “Texas’s unique growing conditions.” They pay $50 to $200 for features and $50 for Between Neighbors essays. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener is a quarterly newspaper that publishes articles on a variety of farming and gardening topics. They’re interested in everything from livestock care to nutrition. They pay $20 to $200 for published articles, depending on length (usually 250 to 2,500 words). To learn more, read theirsubmission guidelines.

Hobby Farms is a magazine dedicated to small farmers. They pay $300 and up for features, while other sections are negotiated. Contact their editors here.

Central Coast Farm & Ranch is a quarterly magazine based in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in California. They publish articles that cover a variety of topics specific to Central Coast agriculture. They pay up to $1 a word for published features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

American Bee Journal is the world’s oldest beekeeping publication. They publish a broad range of topics about bees and beekeeping. They accept article pitches via email. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

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). Submission Guidelines.

Acres USA is a magazine and website written “by passionate people who have a sincere interest in the principles of sustainable and organic agriculture.” They’re interested in the application of sustainable farming techniques. According one report, they paid $300 for a 1,000 word article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

The American Gardener is the American Horticultural Society’s official publication. They publish pieces that appeal to experienced amateur gardeners, and topics range from garden design to environmentally appropriate gardening. The magazine is mostly written by freelancers, and they accept article pitches for feature articles and department sections. They pay $300 to $600 for features and $150 to $200 for departments. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Mother Earth Living strives to be a positive, user-friendly magazine. Their readers are savvy and well-versed in topics of healthy living and sustainability. They are looking to place articles in one of four departments: Home, Health, Food, and Garden. http://www.motherearthliving.com/mother-earth-living-freelance-writer-guidelines


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