15 Magazines & Websites that Pay for Recipe and Food Writing (Up to $1 Per Word)

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Here are 15 magazines and websites that pay freelance writers for writing on food an recipes.

We’ve researched payment rates and contact information for all of these publishers, to make it easier for you to connect with the right editor.

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Allrecipes is a community-driven food brand. They are always looking for new writers, recipe developers, and equipment reviewers to join their team of contributors. Right now, they are accepting recipes, technique-driven service articles, and features (particularly personal essays and food histories). According to their editorial director, their rates start at $250. To learn how to pitch them, scroll to the bottom of this page.

The Vegan is a quarterly magazine by the Vegan Society. They offer updates, ideas, and resources about veganism to their subscribers. They accept pitches from vegan writers, journalists, or recipe developers. Their fees start from £250. For more information, refer to this page.

Mangozine is a publication for emerging writers. They welcome pitches and submissions for all kinds of writing. They are seeking personal essays, critical criticism, interviews, short fiction, reviews, reporting, radical political screeds, and unexpected recipes. Their pieces are generally 1,000-3,000 words. They pay at least $0.10/word. To learn more, refer to this page and their pitch guide.

Woman’s Day is a website and a monthly magazine that offers healthy recipes, home decor ideas, and relationship advice to women. Their editors only work with writers with significant national writing experience. According to their senior digital editor, their rates start at $150 per piece. Send your ideas or manuscripts to womansday@hearst.com. Read their writer’s guidelines here.

Kitchen Witch is a newsletter that covers “anything that hits the intersection of food and witchcraft—whether that’s a recipe for a honey jar, the history of altar cakes, or even a deep-dive into food-adjacent topics, like ancient Icelandic farting spells and how they relate to food.” They accept pitches at KitchenWitchJen@gmail.com.  UPDATE: Even though they make it clear on their website that they accept pitches, and pay writers, we have heard reports that they do not actually have a budget to pay writers. We recommend not pitching this publication.

Whisky Advocate is a whisky publication that is a source of news, recipes, reviews, and videos for whisky enthusiasts. They are looking for writers (with expertise in whiskies and spirits) for their web stories. Their average rate for 700 to 800 words is $300. For details, refer to their editor’s Twitter post. To contact them, visit this page.

Bon Appétit is a magazine that features recipes, cooking tips, reviews, and more. They are seeking “mid-to-longform reported articles that reflect the food world right now; profiles of fascinating, awesome people in food; hot takes on minuscule details like folding pizza; and personal essays with a strong angle.” Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.50 per word. To pitch, visit this page.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine features wine ratings, reviews, recipe ideas, pairing information, news, and guides. They welcome proposals from freelance writers about wine, fine food and travel. They also accept story ideas for their website. According to one payment report, they paid $1.00 per word for a 700-word profile or interview. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

TheFoodellers is a food travel website. They are always looking for “articles on inspirational travel, photo stories, tips, top XX’s, your experiences traveling the world, your recipes, and your food travel experiences in the world.” They pay $20 to $50 per article. They also give a link to the writer’s website. To learn more, visit this page.

Eat North celebrates the best of Canadian cuisine. They aim to “tell stories of the Canadian food scene and the people behind it.” They cover news, recipes, restaurants, drinks, kitchen hacks, and more. According to one payment report, they paid $94 for a 600-word blog post. 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.

Eaten is a print magazine focused on food history. They publish 3 times a year. The magazine is “filled with a cornucopia of old recipes, enlightening gastronomic essays, and the fascinating and forgotten tales of the people who have grown, cooked, and enjoyed all things edible over the centuries.” According to one payment report, they paid $200 for a reported story of 1,000 words. To receive their calls for pitches, refer to this page.

Taste is an online magazine for those who love to cook at home. They are looking for original recipes, reported stories (500 to 2,000 words), concise guides for the home kitchen, chef and cookbook author profiles that have a home cooking angle, photo essays, shopping guides, opinion pieces, and colorful stories from unique home kitchens. According to payment reports, they pay up to $0.60 per word. To pitch, 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.

Backwoods Home is a country and self-reliance-oriented magazine specializing in showing people how to build their own home, produce independent energy, grow their own food, and how to make a living without being tied to a city. They also cover related subjects like health, home schooling, recipes, and book reviews. They are not looking at opinion or entertainment, but hard facts about how to do things better. They like straightforward, clear writing and concise writing, like you would find in good newspapers. They pay around $40 per printed page. To learn more, read their submissionguidelines.


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