15 Publishers Seeking Pitches ($200+ Per Article)

Here’s the latest market news and research we’ve compiled – directly from editors. Also see this list of publishers seeking essays.

All of these publishers pay the writers they publish, anywhere from $75, up to $1,000 or more.

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PPS: Please do not contact these publishers unless you are confident if your ability to send them a high-quality, relevant pitch. If you have any doubt, read this first.

Thanks for Fatima Saif for her research on this article.

Strikewave is a publication and newsletter that covers the latest of the shop floor struggle. They are looking for story pitches. They pay at least $250 per submission. For details, refer to this Tweet and this page.

The Wall Street Journal provides coverage of news, business, politics, technology, real estate, arts, culture, and more from the US and around the world. Their newly appointed ‘young audiences editor’ is looking for pitches/tips. According to payment reports, they pay an average of $0.60 per word. Send pitches/tips to dory.carr-harris@wsj.com. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread.

Broccoli is a print magazine for cannabis lovers. The magazine is created by an all-women team and published 3 times a year. They are getting ready to send out their next editorial pitch call. To receive their pitch call, sign up here. They usually pay $0.40 to $0.50 per word, with flat rates of $75 to $100 for shorter pieces. For details, refer to their Twitter thread.

OkayAfrica is a media company that connects a global audience to Africa. They are seeking experienced writers and editors who are interested in regular freelancing. At the moment, they want to expand coverage of just about everything: style, music, dance, visual art, politics, and health. The general formats that they would like for stories are: interviews, service journalism, opinion pieces/personal essays, short features, longer features, and video/photo/socials. In the past, they have paid $150 to $200 for straightforward pieces but they want to change things up a bit and are happy to discuss rates for more ambitious projects. Contact them at aaron@okayafrica.com. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and this page.

Healthline is a health information website. Their editor is looking for “male perspective on beauty disruptors like Dollar Shave Club & HIMS” and how “these brands are changing the way men relate to their beauty routines.” Pay is $200 for 1,000 words. Send outlines with unique angles to choshaw@healthline.com. Read their editor’s Tweet here and contact them here.

AWID (Association for Women’s Rights in Development) is “an international, feminist, membership organisation committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.” They are looking for articles, reviews, profiles/features, artwork, photography, and more for their ‘Feminist Realities’ digital magazine. They will pay 10 cents per word for written pieces (300 to 1,500 words). Writers can send their applications in English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin. Details here.

Deadline: May 15th, 2020

The Juggernaut is a publication that features untold and smart South Asian stories. They accept stories on culture, politics, business, and technology. A few common formats that they publish are: features (1,000 to 2,000 words), Q&As/profiles (500 to 1,000 words), and essays (500 to 2,000 words). Their new senior editor is open to tips about many topics, including COVID-19’s impact. According to one payment report, they paid $0.26 per word for a 2,700-word piece. To pitch, visit this page

Revolution Magazine is a new Medium publication about music. Their goal is to pay ARMY (the official fan club of a South Korean boy band named BTS) to write about BTS and the music industry. They are seeking ARMY journalists and writers interested in writing the following stories: “ARMY has recently passed the one million milestone in money raised for charity” and “the death of radio’s relevancy and DJs recently panic scramble to retain ARMY engagement.” They will pay $50 for 500-800 words. For details, refer to this Twitter thread.

The Institute For Peace & Diplomacy (IPD) is a Toronto-based “non-profit and non-partisan foreign policy think tank dedicated to promoting peace through diplomacy and dialogue.” They are looking for op-ed articles for their blog. To include more diverse views on important foreign policy issues in Canada, they have dedicated a generous budget for their contributors. They will pay $200 per article. For information about their submission guidelines, send an email to their co-founder and vice-president at younes@peacediplomacy.org. Read their Twitter thread here and contact them here.

The Correspondent is “an online platform for unbreaking news, committed to collaborative, constructive, ad-free journalism.” They are accepting story pitches from freelance journalists. They focus on stories that are “transnational, collaborative and constructive.” They pay $0.40 per word which means that writers will get $600 for 1,500 words and $1,000 for 2,500 words. To learn more, refer to this Tweet and their pitch guide.

Bright Wall/Dark Room is an online magazine that is dedicated to “exploring the relationship between movies and the business of being alive.” They are accepting pitches and submissions. They have raised their freelance rates. They will now pay $100 to $300 per piece. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and this page.

China Dialogue is a bilingual website that covers global environmental issues, with a special emphasis on China. Their Southeast Asia regional editor is seeking pitches from Southeast Asia. The pitches should have “a strong environment angle and a connection to Chinese investment/trade/technology.” Writers should keep their articles to about 1,200 words in English or 2,000 characters in Chinese. Their base rate is around $300. For details, refer to their editor’s Tweet and this page.

Zora is Medium’s online publication about women of color. They are accepting freelance pitches. They prefer “zeitgeist-y culture and lifestyle, reported stories rather than essays.” Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $1 per word. For details, read their editor-in-chief’s Tweet. To learn more about them, visit this page.

Clarkesworld Magazine is a science fiction and fantasy magazine. Their non-fiction editor is seeking non-fiction article pitches. She would “particularly love pieces on science, music, games, or other media as they relate to SFF and other genres.” They pay 10 cents/word up to their word limit of 2,500 words. For details, refer to their editor’s Tweet and their non-fiction guidelines.

Phenomenal World is a publication about social sciences. It is managed by staff of the Jain Family Institute (JFI). They are seeking research, analysis, commentary, interviews, etc. Their interests are very broad. They ask writers to pitch anything that’s interesting to them, including oil crash. They pay $500 for longform pieces and $250 for interviews. Read their Tweet here. Find more information here.


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