18 Websites & Magazines that Pay Writers ($50 to $500+)

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Distiller Magazine is a publication of the American Distilling Institute. They cover the art and business of craft distillation. They welcome queries for articles. They pay $500 plus $75 per image for topical features of 1,500 to 2,000 words. They pay $100 plus $25 per image for single-topic, narrow-focus blog-style articles of 300 to 500 words. For details, read their submission guidelines.

The River publishes news stories about the Hudson Valley. They are looking for pitches for “reported features, enterprise pieces, photo essays on environmental, political, and/or economic issues in the Hudson Valley.” According to their managing editor, they pay flat rates that vary by assignment, but $0.25 per word is the floor. For details, refer to this Twitter post. To learn more about them and to contact them, refer to this page.

SICK is a thoughtful magazine by chronically ill and disabled people. They are accepting pitches and submissions for their second issue. They only accept work from chronically ill and disabled people. The work doesn’t have to explicitly be about illness or disability. They want personal essays, narrative nonfiction, reported features, op-eds, interviews, short stories, creative and experimental nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. They will pay 10 pence per word. They will pay poets and artists £40 for selected work. The submission period is January 13 to February 14. To submit, visit this page.

Latin America News Dispatch (LAND) is an online publication that “produces original news stories about Latin America, the Caribbean, U.S. foreign policy and Hispanics in the United States.” They are currently accepting pitches. They publish news analysis (500 to 1,000 words), news features (1,200 to 1,800 words), interviews, and multimedia. According to their editor, their rates start at $200 for reported features. For more information, visit this page.

 Pipette Magazine is an independent print magazine about natural wine. They publish 3 times a year. They are looking for pitches about natural wine from experienced writers. They pay $200 to $350. For details, refer to their editor and publisher’s Twitter post. To contact them, refer to this page.

Quill & Quire is a Canadian magazine about books and book publishing. Their print edition comes out 10 times a year. They are seeking “feature and news pitches and profiles related to Canadian authors, publishing, and books.” Their pay starts at $0.45 per word. To learn more, refer to their editor-in-chief’s Twitter post. To contact them, refer to this page.

OurBKSocial is a website that covers general news, style, dining, events, and celebrity sightings in Brooklyn. They are always accepting pitches related to Brooklyn’s culture, events, arts, and dining. They pay $0.10 and up per word. For details, refer to their founding editor’s Twitter post. To contact them, visit this page.

Nigeria Health Watch is “a non-profit organization that uses informed advocacy and communication to influence health policy and seek better health and access to healthcare in Nigeria.” In collaboration with Maternal Figures (an open-source database of maternal health interventions in Nigeria), they are looking for pitches for solution stories about maternal health. They will pay $428 per story. To learn more, refer to this Twitter post. To contact them, refer to this page.

Classic Pop is a British music magazine that publishes features, interviews, reviews, and news. According to one payment report, they paid 15p per word for a feature. To contact them, refer to this page.

Think Inclusive is an online resource dedicated to inclusive education and communities for everyone. They are seeking content “that relates to special education, inclusion, disabilities, or disability rights.” They pay at least $50 per article. For more information, refer to their submission guidelines.

Amateur Photographer is “the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.” They feature photography news, reviews, buying guides, interviews, and more. According to one payment report, they paid £75 for an op-ed of 400 words. To learn more, visit this page.

Fierce By Mitú amplifies the voices and stories of fierce Latinas. They cover politics, entertainment, beauty, relationships, décor, and more. According to payment reports, they pay up to $0.19 per word. To contact them, visit this page.

Archer Magazine is an Australian publication about sexuality, gender, and identity. They publish articles written by a diverse range of writers, from all levels of experience. They pay $50 for an online piece (about 600 to 800 words). They discuss fees for the print edition separately. Details here.

The Klog is a source for all things Korean: skin care, makeup, beauty trends, culture, and more. They are looking for skin care-obsessed freelance writers. They pay $100 to $150. To find out more, refer to their editor’s Twitter post. To contact them, refer to this page.

 Reverb is an online marketplace for buying and selling musical instruments. They are always accepting pitches about “how music is made, focusing on the instruments, recording equipment, and techniques.” Their rates start at $100. To learn more, refer to this Twitter post and this page.

Modern Brown Girl is a lifestyle website that aims to positively amplify the voices of Latinas and all women of color. They are looking to expand their “roster of freelancers with content that examines culture, politics, lifestyle, beauty, style, wellness, tv/film reviews, and inspiring WOC.” They pay $35 to $100 per piece. View their Twitter post here. Pitch them here.

SF Weekly is a source for news, movies, music, food, reviews, and events in San Francisco. Their editor-in-chief is “looking for freelance reporters to write about: local news, food, drink, music, cannabis, and movies, among other things.” He is also looking for sports writers for their spring baseball issue. They usually pay $75 to $125 for articles and $450 to $750 for cover stories (2,000 to 3,000 words). Their contact details can be found here.

Hippocampus Magazine is “an online publication set out to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction.” Their Books Division is an extension of that mission. They are looking for essays for their anthology series, The Way Things Were (which reflects on the things we miss). They want true road trip stories and “stories of all kinds that are set in or revolve around a corner bar/dive bar (or small pub or tavern).” The stories can be up to 5,000 words long. They accept previously published essays and book excerpts. They welcome hybrid and experimental creative nonfiction. They pay an honorarium of $50 to contributors. Details here.


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