15 Blogs & Magazines that Pay Writers (Up to $250)

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As part of our weekly research, here are fifteen magazines, blogs, and websites that accept pitches directly from freelance writers. We’ve found payment rates and submission guidelines for most of these publishers. (Thank you, Fatima Saif!)

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World Politics Review provides “uncompromising news and analysis on global affairs.” They publish briefings of 900 to 1,100 words and feature articles of 3,000 to 4,000 words. For briefings, they pay a standard honorarium of $250, and for feature articles, they negotiate the rates individually. To learn more, read their contributor guidelines.
Studio Magazine offers “Canadian perspectives on craft and design within the global material culture.” They publish twice a year and have an ongoing web presence. They welcome article pitches from both new and experienced writers. They pay 20 cents per word for digital pieces and 30 cents per word for print pieces. For details, visit this page.
Chickpea is a vegan food and writing quarterly. They are looking for personal writing, guides and tips, unprocessed recipes with stories behind them, DIY projects, investigative articles, and photo and illustrative stories. According to payment reports, they pay $0.10 per word. To learn more, visit this page.
Diversity Woman is an integrated media enterprise that provides “the best advice in work strategies, business solutions and global trends to diverse professional women online, in print and through events.” According to one payment report, they pay $0.75 per word. To contact them, visit this page.
C Magazine is a quarterly published contemporary art and criticism periodical based in Toronto, Canada. Each issue of the magazine has a theme. They welcome “writing on contemporary art and culture that is lively and rigorously engaged with current ideas and debates.” They accept pitches for reviews (800 to 1,000 words), columns (800 to 1,000 words), and feature essays, cultural analysis, and interviews (1,200 to 3,500 words). One payment report indicates that they pay $0.14 per word. To learn more, visit this page.
Elegant Themes builds “beautiful premium WordPress themes coupled with advanced functionality and awesome support.” They are looking for tutorials, case studies, in-depth guides, and evidence-based opinion pieces for their blog. Their ideal word-count is 1,000 to 1,500 words. They pay a flat rate of $250 per article. For details, visit this page.
Purpose is a “periodical of MennoMedia, an agency of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada.” They want personal true stories (500 to 700 words) and poems (up to 15 lines). The submissions must meet their monthly themes. They pay $25 to $50 for articles and $10 to $20 for poetry. To learn more, read their writer guidelines.
Middle East Eye (MEE) is an online news organization that covers the Middle East and North Africa region. They have a large and growing network of freelance contributors. Payment reports suggest that they pay up to $0.35 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.
The New Arab or Al-Araby Al-Jadeed is a news and current affairs media outlet that covers the Arab world and beyond. They provide astute reporting on a variety of topics including politics, culture, society, and sport. According to payment reports, they pay up to $0.12 per word. To contact them, visit this page.
The Calvert Journal is an online magazine that is “dedicated to exploring the culture and creativity of the New East: Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.” Their purpose is to analyze the issues in the contemporary culture of the New East for their non-specialist, English-speaking audience. One payment report suggests that they pay $0.21 per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
CANADALAND is a crowdfunded news site and podcast network. Their emphasis is on “media criticism and media reporting.” They are looking for scoops, stories about the Canadian media, and opinion pieces. According to one payment report, they pay $0.21 per word. To learn more, visit this page.
Western Pennsylvania History Magazine is a regional journal that covers a number of subjects including archaeology, history, architecture, railroading, sports, literature, and folk art. They are looking for articles “based on primary resources or original analysis of current or historical events.” Their feature articles are 3,000 to 4,000 words long. They pay $250 upon publication. For details, read their submission guidelines.
Connect Journal is a print and online publication by ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Youth Ministry Network. They “support adults working with children, youth and families in ELCA congregations by provoking thought, reflection and by providing resources.” They pay $200 for full-length print features, and $50 for sidebar-length and full-length web articles. To learn more, visit this page.
American Gunsmith is a monthly publication that covers all aspects of gunsmithing, including repairs, customization, tools, tool making, and business issues. Their readers and writers include custom builders, repair shops, and hobbyists. They pay $100 per published page. For details, read their writer’s guidelines.
Our Times is an independent Canadian labour magazine that is committed to promoting workers’ rights and social justice. Their three main subject areas are features, poetry, and “Working for a Living” (an ongoing series of short stories). They pay up to $300 for features, $50 for poems, and $100 for “Working for a Living” stories. To read the submission guidelines of their three main subject areas, visit this page.


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