20 Publishers that Pay Writers ($50 to $200+ Per Article)

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Here’s a big list of magazines, websites, and blogs that pay writers. This list covers a huge variety of topic, including self-improvement, art, dating, fashion, education, fishing, antique dolls, Los Angeles, travel, survivalism, and more.

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  1. Craft of Charisma is a self-improvement company based in New York. They focus on “life, dating and relationship mentorship for men.” They want high quality original articles of 1,500 to 2,500 words. They pay $25 to $200 per article. To learn more, visit this page.
  2. The Big Fling is a community of writers that is “fighting toxic masculinity in dating, hookups, and relationships with good sex positive information.” They are looking for articles of 750 to 1,000 words. They pay $50 per piece. To learn more, refer to this page.
  3. Highsnobiety is a blog, website, and magazine that covers stories and trends in design, fashion, music, art, and culture. According to payment reports, they pay up to $0.15 per word. To contact them, visit this page.
  4. Flood Magazine is a quarterly magazine that spans the cultural landscape of film, television, music, art, and travel. According to payment reports, they pay up to $0.15 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.
  5. Curiosity is an educational website that aims to “ignite curiosity and inspire people to learn.” Each day, they create and curate engaging topics for lifelong learners around the world. According to one payment report, they pay $0.21 per word. To contact them, visit this page.
  6. Pittsburgh Quarterly is a magazine “where commerce and culture meet.” They deliver the best writing, illustrations, and photography on Pittsburgh’s most timely and pertinent topics. They cover commerce, education, environment, people, lifestyle, culture, food, sports, health/science, and more. According to payment reports, they pay $0.50 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.
  7. Bookforum is a book review magazine and website that covers arts, culture, and politics. According to payment reports, they pay up to $0.32 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.
  8. LAist is a website about Los Angeles and everything that happens in it. They are looking for stories of all kinds, “from breaking news to movie reviews to everything in between.” They pay $150 to $200 per story depending on its length and complexity. To learn more, refer to this page.
  9. Eidolon is an “online journal for scholarly writing about classics that isn’t formal scholarship.” They welcome submissions from authors with historically underrepresented identities. They prefer articles about the ancient world. Their articles are generally 1,500 to 3,000 words long. They pay “$150 for columns and long-form articles, $100 for essays, and $50 for reviews and lighter content.” To learn more, refer to this page.
  10. Antique DOLL Collector Magazine is a monthly magazine dedicated to antique, vintage and collectible dolls. They publish doll collectors’ stories and cover auctions. They prefer articles of 500 to 1,000 words. They pay $200 to $500 per article. For details, read their writers guidelines.
  11. Insider Guides is an international student resource in Australia. They are looking for freelance writers who can contribute regular content to their website. The writers should have an active ABN (Australian Business Number). They can write “anything from guides to the best restaurants/music festivals/adventure activities in a particular city, to informative pieces that help students navigate visa issues/renting/their future career.” They pay $60 per article for shorter pieces e.g. list-style articles, and $80 for long-form articles or those that require interviews and/or extensive research. For details, visit this page.
  12. Survivalist 101 is a website that offers survival, hunting, camping, and hiking gear, gear reviews and survival tutorials. They pay $25 for survival themed articles (600 words), $30 to $50 for product reviews and comparisons with pictures (over 500 words), and $40 to $100 for video product reviews or survival skills. To learn more, refer to this page.
  13. Paint Basket Online Art Lessons is a website that features hundreds of online art classes and tutorials. They want articles (of at least 700 words) about any art related topic. Writers can expect to earn $30 to $100 for an article depending on how complete/intricate it is. They are only looking for writers who can work on a long term basis. For details, visit this page.
  14. Crosscut is a news site that features in-depth stories about Seattle, Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. They welcome reporting and editorials related to their region. According to payment reports, they pay up to $0.25 per word. For details, visit this page.
  15. Dive Magazine is a scuba diving magazine that features gear reviews, diving destinations, great writing, and awesome photography. They are looking for stories where something happened to you while diving that you think other people could learn from. They pay £75 per story. To learn more, refer to this page.
  16. Swissvax France is a blog about cars. They are looking for car-related articles of 500 to 850 words. The articles can be about the features of new cars, car buying tips, car maintenance tips, etc. The articles must have at least two relevant photos. Pay is $50 per article. For details, refer to this page.
  17. Architectural Digest is a monthly magazine that celebrates international design talents, inspiring decorating ideas, innovative homes, travel, and culture. They publish nine international editions, and have “immeasurable influence in the world of interior design.” According to payment reports, they pay $0.50 per word. To contact them, refer to this page.
  18. Exeunt is an online theatre and performance magazine for quality theatre essays, long-form writing, criticism, interviews, and podcasts. They are “open to everything from in-depth academic explorations of interesting topics, to visual responses to performances, to interviews, to rants, to games.” One payment report indicates that they pay $0.10 per word. To contact them, visit this page.
  19. Singletracks.com is a source for mountain bike information. They are looking for mountain bike writers and photographers. They want writers to send high quality, engaging photographs with their articles. They pay an average of $50 per article. To learn more, refer to this page.
  20. The Kansas Trooper is a quarterly publication of the Kansas State Troopers Association (KSTA). The magazine is distributed to the KSTA members (capitol police, troopers, and motor carrier inspectors), legislators, service providers, local and state agencies, and businesses. They pay reimbursements at the rate of $0.05 per word, and $5 per photo. The maximum reimbursement that they pay for an article and photos together is $100. For details, read their submission policy.


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