51 Publishers that Will Pay For Previously Published Articles

By T.N. Wesley for Freedom With Writing

Selling a previously published article takes less effort than coming up with an original article. To help you earn extra money on your reprints we have compiled 51 publications that will buy your previously published work.

Keep in mind that you need to own the copyright to an article if you are to sell it as a reprint. Before submitting reprints for publication, check the submission guidelines carefully

 

  1. Simply Family is a free publication centering on the issues that families face in raising infants through teens in South Central Montana. They buy first rights or reprint rights. Although they buy reprints they will not accept articles that have been submitted to any other local publications. Payment is after publication. According to their website “Fees vary upon length, depth of piece and whether it’s an original manuscript, submitted, assigned, or if it is a reprint.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  2. Carolina Parent is a parenting magazine published monthly by Morris Communication Company, LLC. It caters for Wake, Durham and Orange counties in North Carolina. A typical issue will have a theme and will include regular features and columns. They require that submissions by freelancers be exclusive within the magazine’s region. They consider reprints of articles from publications outside their region. Features range from 600 to 1,200words. They pay between $75 and $300 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  3. Charlotte Parent Magazine is a monthly publication with a circulation of 40,000 catering for parents in the Charlotte area. Although they prefer articles and essays with local relevance they accept reprints of articles from publications outside of their region. Articles range from range from 500 to 1,200 words. According to their website, “Fees vary depending on the length, depth and use of story. Assigned articles generally pay $50-$150, and reprints pay $30-$45. Writers are paid upon publication. We do not pay kill fees.” To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  4. Chesapeake family Life’s monthly magazine, according to their website, “covers Anne Arundel and Calvert counties, Howard County, Bowie and Upper Marlboro areas of Prince George’s County, and the Kent Island area in Queen Anne’s County in Maryland.”  Their pay range is $75-200 for original articles. They pay around $35 for reprints. Because they try not to overlap coverage with other parenting publications in the region they don’t often use  reprints.  However, they pay more for reprints when authors are willing to localize the reprints with interviews with local parents and experts. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  5. Georgia Family Magazine is a regional parenting publication. They prefer articles which can be localized to cater for their target market. They accept reprints but do not buy work from writers who are currently published by their competitors. Articles should not exceed 700 words.  Pay rate range is $20-$80 for original articles.  There is a different pay rate for reprints. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  6. Hudson Valley Parent is a New York-based publication The magazine is available free of charge and aims to provide reliable information of interest to their readers located in Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan counties…the mid-Hudson Valley of New York. They pay $80 for localized and assigned, one-page articles of 700 to 800 words. For 1200 word or more articles they pay $90-$120. Payments for reprints are between $25 to $35 depending on the word count. Any unsolicited feature is treated as a reprint. Only submit articles that have not previously run in their territory. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  7. Metro Family Magazine aims to inform parents and empower families. The magazine is “distributed in Edmond, NW OKC, Nichols Hills, South OKC, Moore, Norman, Yukon and Midwest City.” According to their website “Reprint submissions will be accepted from writers around the United States, but preference is giving to local-area writers; articles we assign will be given to local writers to capitalize on local sources.” They accept feature stories (800-1,500 words), short features (400 to750 words) or shorts (up to 400 words). They pay $20-$35 for articles of up to 500 words and $35 to $50 for articles of over 500 words. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  1. Nola Baby and Family Magazine is based in New Orleans and their mission is providing valuable and entertaining parenting information to their local parenting community. They pay a kill fee of $25 for stories cut due to space requirements. They pay $25 for reprints and pay more to authors willing to localize their reprints. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  1. Orlando Family Magazine is a free, monthly publication focusing on Central Florida area parents with children ages 0 to15. Generally, they pay $50 to $75 for original feature articles and $25 to $40 for reprints. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  2. Parents & Kids Magazine focuses on Jackson area families giving them information specific to their communities. They prefer that articles should not exceed1000 words. Articles around 600 words and 700 words are preferred. According to their website “Fees will be set with editor upon topic assignment. Our standard reprint fee is $25 per article. Base writer fee is $25 per article + additional compensation based upon evaluation criteria. Kill Fee is $25. Columns are $25.” Reprints which have been localized stand a greater chance of being accepted for publication. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  3. 11. Sacramento Parent caters for parents in the Greater Sacramento region. They are looking for 300 to 500 words for short articles, 600 to 900 words for medium-length articles and 1000up words for long features. Stories should have quotes from experts or parents in the Greater Sacramento region. Payment varies from $25 to $45 for reprints to around $50 to $200 for original articles. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  1. Gulf Coast Parents and kids Magazine focuses on providing the Mississippi Gulf Coast area families with information specific to their communities.  They prefer that articles should not exceed1000 words. Articles around 600 words and 700 words are preferred. According to their website “Fees will be set with editor upon topic assignment. Our standard reprint fee is $25 per article. Base writer fee is $25 per article plus additional compensation based upon evaluation criteria. Kill Fee is $25. Columns are $25.” Reprints which have been localized stand a greater chance of being accepted for publication. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  2. Alaska Parent Alaska is a localized parenting magazine, published 4 times per year. They pay $40 to $200 for original articles and pay $25 to $40 for reprints. More is paid for a reprint if it is localized by interviewing local parents and experts. Learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  3. New Jersey Family Magazine is a monthly parenting publication with a readership of 300,000. They welcome articles that help local parents “be the best parents they can be.” The magazine covers a wide range of topics, including health, education, kids’ programs, and more. In addition, writers can submit to three of the magazine’s outlets: NJ Baby, an annual magazine devoted to newborns; Raising Teens, a biannual publication for teens; and njfamily.com, the magazine’s online counterpart. Payment: Approximately 10 cents per word. Features range from 600 to 1,000 words. They pay $25 to $50 for reprints and $5 to $15 for online-only articles. Submission Guidelines
  1. Salvo publishes articles in the areas of sex, science, and society. They are looking for articles, 600 words and no more than 2500 words, written for secular young adults between the ages of 25 and 40. According to their website, they will accept a reprint “if 1) the readership of the magazine or website where it first appeared does not overlap with ours and 2) if you are willing, if necessary, to radically rework the article for our purposes. You must own the copyright to the article.”  They pay $20 per published article. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  1. The Drabblecast is a weekly flash fiction podcast publishing a variety of genres. According to their website site “We like stories that are humorous, bizarre, gross, disturbing, badass, interesting and original.” They are looking for short fiction (500- 4,000 words.) They pay $0.03 per word. They accept reprints. To learn more, read their submission guidelines
  1. Sammiches and Psych Meds, and its satirical division, MockMom,  according to their  website “is a community of candid and often humorous writers using the keyboard as a form of therapy for surviving the trials of parenthood, politics, teaching, marriage and relationships, and life in general.” The accept original and previously published articles on a writer’s blog.

Payment scale is as follows:

For  0-999 unique page views they pay $0.00.

For 1000-1999 unique page views they pay $25.00

For 2000 plus  unique page view they pay  $50.00

To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

 

  1. Psychology for Living (PFL) is Christian psychology magazine that is published at least once per year by the Narramore Christian Foundation. They pay $200 for articles between 1,200 to 1,700 words and $125 for articles less than 1,200 words. For previously published articles they pay $75 per article, except when the previous publisher has a standard fee and requires that they pay them directly. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

 

  1. Power for Living is a weekly paper for adults which publish inspiring articles about famous and ordinary Christians. According to their website “we publish stories covering a diverse range of subjects, from world missions to simple, relatable experiences with family and life. Personal stories and interviews are welcome.” They pay up to $375 for articles of between 1400 to 1600 words and for articles between 750 and 1000 words they pay $125,  and $50 per poem.  Although they prefer original work they do accept reprints. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  2. Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes true, heartwarming, and funny stories of not more than 1200 words. They pay $200 per article. According to their website “Please submit only stories or poems that have not been previously published. The only exception to this is if your work has only been published in a small local publication with limited circulation or on your own blog.” Learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  3. The War Cry is the magazine published by the Salvation Army. They accept submissions from freelance writers. They pay $0.35 per word for original articles, and $0.15 a word for reprints. They’ve recently published articles around 1,000 words. So that would mean a payment of $350. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  4. Guide is a Christian story magazine for young people ages 10-14. They publish true stories 1000 to 1200 words, and also accept shorter pieces of 450 words and up. Payment is 7-10 cents per word upon acceptance for first serial rights. They pay less for reprints. To learn more, read their writers guidelines.
  1. Shine Brightly is a Christian magazine for girls 9-14. Fiction and nonfiction writers are paid 3 to 5cents per word up to $35.00. They pay $5.00 to $15.00 for poetry, $5.00 to $15.00 for Games and puzzles. They publish stories, articles, interviews, quizzes, games, puzzles, and crafts. Fiction should be 700 to 900 words and nonfiction: 200 to 800 words. To learn more, read their writers guidelines.
  1. Sparkle is a Christian magazine for young girls which publishes stories, articles, quizzes, poems, games, puzzles, and crafts. Fiction and nonfiction writers are paid 3 to5cents per word up to $35.00. They pay $5.00 to $15.00 for poetry and $5.00 to $15.00 for Games and puzzles. They publish stories, articles, interviews, quizzes, games, puzzles, and crafts. Fiction should be 100-400 words and 100 to 400 words for nonfiction. To learn more, read their writers guidelines.
  1. The Lutheran Digest is a general interest publication which publishes secular and light theological material. According to their website, “ approximately 70 percent of the text THE LUTHERAN DIGEST publishes is material previously printed in other religious and secular publications. The balance is the original material selected from unsolicited text received from freelance writers.” They pay $35 on acceptance. To learn more, read their writers guidelines.
  2. 26. Blue Monday Review is a quarterly publication that takes inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut. They publish fiction, creative nonfiction (3500 maximum words, above that query them) and poetry (1500 words maximum). For fiction and creative nonfiction they pay at a rate of $0.02/word with a $20 minimum for previously unpublished work. For reprints, they pay a flat amount of $10 per piece. Poetry is paid at $10 for previously unpublished work and $5 for reprints. Art is paid at a flat rate of $20 per accepted piece. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  3. Fabula Argentea is a literary magazine. According to their website they “accept a wide variety of material: genre, literary, humor, the grit of life, happy endings, sad endings, and perhaps the occasional spicy story.” They pay a flat fee of $8 for short stories and poems, $3 for flash, $15 to $25 for Longer Stories (7500 to 20,000 words), and $25 for Featured Poets (invitation only). A $2 bonus is added for authors who accept payment via Paypal. To learn more, read their submission guidelines here and here.
  4. 28. Silver Blade is a quarterly journal that publishes classic and modern fantasy stories, poetry, and serialized novellas. They welcome Flash fiction (250 to 1,000 words),  short stories( 1,000 to 7,500 words)  and Novellas (7,500 to 20,000 words). They pay “a flat fee of $25 for novellas, $3 for flash fiction, $8 for short stories, $8 for single poems and $25 for Featured Poets (by invitation only). Silver Pen will pay half of these rates for previously published works. A $2 bonus will be added for authors who accept payment via Paypal.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  5. Phase 2 Magazine is a quarterly sci-fi literary zine which is published by Dark Future. They are looking for flash and short science fiction stories. They also accept reviews of books, movies, comics, and other media. They accept previously published work. They pay a flat $5 for all works accepted, except for reviews. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. Space Squid is a sci-fi/humor ‘zine catering for people who are easily bored. According to their website “We publish reprints if they rock… and they haven’t been around the block. I.e., less than 3 printings, please.” Payment is $5 for both original and published work. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. Pseudopod publishes horror. They pay $0.6/word for original fiction and a flat rate of $100 for short story reprints. They pay $20 for flash fiction reprints (stories below $1500). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. The Lascaux Review is interested in publishing stories, poems, essays, and works of art with a message and with a wide appeal. They pay $100 per published story, poem (or poetry group), and essay.  $250 is paid to winners of very short (250-word) fiction contests and $1,000 to winners of flash (1000-word) fiction, short fiction, and poetry contests.  Every year $1,000 prizes are also to novels and poetry collections. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  2. Timeless Tales publishes retellings of fairy tales and myths. They don’t accept original fairy tales or stories outside of their current theme. They accept reprints. They pay a flat rate of $20 per piece for both fiction and poetry.  To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. PodCastle is published weekly and produces audio performances of fantasy short fiction. According to their website “We pay $.06/word for original fiction 6,000 words or less, $100 flat rate for reprints over 2,000 words, and $20 flat rate for flash fiction reprints (stories below 2,000 words).” Occasionally they publish reprints in the novelette range (up to 17,000 words). You have to query first before submitting longer works. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. Narrative Magazine publishes literary stories of up to 15,000 words and pays betwees$150 and $1000 per original story depending on the story’s length. $50 minimum is paid for each accepted original poem and audio piece. It pays $25 for poetry reprints. According to their website “We are open to plays that have been previously published but are out of print, to plays that have been produced, and to ones that have never been produced or published. Length can run up to 15,000 words.” Learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  2. Escape Pod publishes science fiction in both text and audio. Stories range from 2000 to 6000 words. They do not want flash fiction, poetry, serialized fiction, or novel excerpts. They pay $0.06 per word for original fiction and a $100 flat rate for reprints of any length. Learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. Sub-Q publishes of interactive fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, horror, mystery, and mash-up interactive fiction) They pay $0.06 per word for prose, and $0.03 per word for “interactivity.” They also accept reprints at $0.03 per word for prose; $0.015 per word for interactivity ($0.045 per word) They prefer to publish works under 3,500 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. Nightmare magazine is an online horror and dark fantasy magazine which accepts “all types of horror and dark fantasy” and pay 6 cents per word for original fiction (or 1 cent a word for reprints), up to 7,500 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines
  1. Thema Literary Review focuses on established and emerging literary and visual artists. According to their website “Previously published pieces are welcome, provided that the submission fits the theme and that the author owns the copyright”. They pay $25 per short story of up to 1000 words and $10 per a poem. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. Lamplight is a literary magazine of dark fiction publishing both short stories and flash fiction. According to their website “We will take reprints, provided you have the rights we are asking for. We will not consider reprints that are currently available for free online.” They pay 3 cents per word of unpublished fiction up to a maximum of $150 and one cent per word for reprints. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. The Sockdolager is a quarterly internet magazine for short fiction. According to their website “For reprints, we’re asking for the right to include your story in an upcoming issue, and we’d prefer that it not debut in another English language online market at the same time.” They pay 2 cents per word for new stories and a flat $15 for reprints. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.    .
  1. Fantastic stories accepts science fiction and fantasy stories of a maximum of 3000 words. They pay 15 cents per word of original stories and $25 flat fee for reprints. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. Triangle Where Guestbook, according to their website, “is an annual, museum-quality guidebook offering an elegant and reflective view of the cities making up the Triangle region.” They require that submissions by freelancers be exclusive within the publication’s region. They consider reprints of articles from publications outside their region. Features range from 600 to1,200 words. They pay between $75 and $300 per article. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  2. WhereTraveler.com/Raleigh-Durham, according to their website “offers travelers to the Triangle everything they need to know from a local perspective. The website features dynamic content created by local editors covering the region’s dining, shopping, attractions, entertainment options and more.” They require that submissions by freelancers be exclusive within the publication’s region. They consider reprints of articles from publications outside their region. Features range from 600-1,200words. They pay between $75 and $300 per article. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines and their contact page.
  1. Babybug, according to their website,“ is a look-and-listen magazine, presents simple poems, stories, nonfiction, and activities that reflect the natural playfulness and curiosity of babies and toddlers.” They pay up to $0,25 per word for original stories and articles and $3.00 per line for poems ($25.00 minimum). They pay less for previously published stories and poems. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  2. Ladybug is a literary magazine for ages 3-6. Published by Cricket Media it features original stories, poetry, nonfiction, and activities. Stories may be up to 800 words but shorter ones are preferred. Nonfiction articles may be up to 400 words. Poems may be up to 20 lines in length. They pay up to $0,25 per word for original stories and articles and $3.00 per line for poetry ($25.00 minimum). They pay less for previously published stories and poems. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  3. Spider is a literary magazine for ages 3-6 also published by Cricket Media. It features literature, poems, articles, and activities for readers aged 6 to 9. They publish fiction (300 to 1000 words), poems up to 20 lines and nonfiction (300 to 300 words). They pay up to $0.25 per word for stories and articles. For poems, they pay up to $3.00 per line ($25.00 minimum). For activities and recipes, they pay a flat $75.00 flat rate. They generally pay less for reprints. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  4. Cricket , published by Cricket Media, seeks fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction for readers aged 9 to 14. They are looking for stories and nonfiction (1200-1800 words), and poetry (3 to 35 lines).They pay up to $0.25 per word for stories and articles. For poems, they pay up to $3.00 per line ($25.00 minimum). For activities and recipes, they pay a flat $75.00 flat rate. They generally pay less for reprints. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  5. Cicada, published by Cricket Media, is a YA lit/comics magazine for readers aged 14 and up. They publish poetry genre fiction, essay, Viking jokes, and comics by adults and teens. They accept from flash fiction to novellas up to 9000 words and nonfiction up to 5000 words. There is no word limit for poetry. $0.25 per word is paid for stories and articles. They pay $3,00 per line for poetry ($25 minimum). They generally pay less for reprints. To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  6. WritersWeekly.com focuses on articles that help freelancers to make more money from writing. They pay $60 for features of around 600 words and $40 for reprints. For success stories of around 400 words they pay $40, and $20 for reprints. Learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  1. Funds for writers pays between $45 (via check) and $50(via PayPal) for unpublished original articles and between $10 (via check) and $15(via PayPal) for reprints. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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