5 Blogs & Websites that Pay $200 Per Post

Writing for digital magazines, websites, and blogs can be a great way to break into freelance writing, especially because it is so easy to send a pitch via email.

Every week at Freedom With Writing, we research markets that accept pitches directly from writers. The following is a list of 5 blogs and websites that pay writers. According to our research, all of these publishers pay $200 at least some of the time.

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Southwinds Magazine is a print and online magazine for boat racers and cruisers in the southeastern United States. They generally publish articles that are 1,500 to 2,000 words long. If requested, they always pay their authors for good articles. The payment is $0.10 per word. The authors should indicate in their initial inquiry that they are seeking payment. To find out more, read their editorial guidelines.

New Internationalist offers a distinctive point of view on the biggest problems facing the world today. They cover a variety of topics that range “from fracking to gender equality, and trade deals to technology.” They publish both in print and online. They usually publish articles of 800 to 1,200 words on their website, for which they pay £150, which is around $200 USD, depending on conversion rates. To find out more, refer to this page.

Source pays $200 to $500 “for introductions and walkthroughs of tools developed in and for newsrooms, along with detailed case studies and examinations of specific issues in news development and data journalism.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Bright covers health, education, and social justice, including essays and profiles. They’re a website founded by freelancer writers, so they’re likely to be freelancer friendly. They’re funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. One source indicates they pay 25 cents per word, though that may vary. They’re a small team. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

EFNIKS is a website for queer & trans people of color. They exist at the “intersection of art, scholarship, and community.” They publish themed issues every month. Payment is $300 for cover stories. Topics include subjects such as body acceptance, intersecting identities, and migration. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


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