5 Magazines that Pay Writers $250+ Per Article

As part of my weekly effort to find paying gigs for writers, here are seven magazines that pay $250 or more for articles.

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1. True West Magazine is a monthly print magazine that covers the “the history of the American frontier through authentic and provocative literary nonfiction and heritage travel narratives that keep the spirit of the West alive.” They pay $0.25 cents per word. Features are 1,500 words. Short features are 450 words. Snapshots are 200 words or less. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

2.  Mountain Life Media publishes several magazines that cover outdoor sports related to mountains. Mountain Life Coast Mountains covers British Columbia’s coastal mountain rage.  Mountain Life Ontario covers the Georgian bay region of Ontario, particularly Blue Mountain. They pay 30 cents per word for published pieces. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

3.  The Washington Monthly is a bimonthly magazine covering politics, government, culture and the media. They investigative and opinion based feature articles, short news items, humor, and book reviews. Features ranges from 2,000 to 5,000 words. Pay is 10 cents per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

4. Alternatives Journal is “Canada’s Environmental Voice.” They cover environmental issues with “ecological, social and economic dimensions.” They pay 10 cents a word, up to 4,000 words. To learn more, red their submission guidelines.

5. Verge Magazine is for “people who travel with purpose.” They are a travel magazine for people interested in volunteering, working, and studying overseas.  They pay 10 cents (CAD) per word. Department articles are typically 800 words. Features are 2,000 to 2,500 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


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