53 Magazines, Websites, and Blogs that Pay Writers

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  • The following is a huge list of magazines, websites, and blogs that pay writers. We’ve done a lot of research to put this list together, with contributions from Tatiana Claudy and S. Kalekar. Keep in mind that the payment information listed here could be out of date or not correct. While we do our best to list accurate information, sometimes magazines change their rates, or further negotiation.If you’re looking to establish a long-term career with freelance writing, I highly recommend The No B.S. Course on Freelance Writing.
  • KANSAS! Magazine is published by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. Their audience is largely residents of Kansas. They publish tourism related information. They accept queries. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • The Health Journal is read by a wide demographic of people who are interested in health and wellbeing. They want strong, entertaining, and compelling articles that will hold the reader’s attention. They publish feature length articles as well as shorter pieces. Baseline pay is $0.15 per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines page.
  • Screen Education, also run by the Australian Teacher of Media association, is a quarterly magazine written by and for teachers and students in primary and secondary schools in all curriculum areas, as well as some areas of tertiary study. They pay up to $300 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Wild Northeast is a quarterly magazine that publishes articles on outdoors activities in the northeastern region of the United States and parts of Canada. They are interested in gear reviews and techniques, environmental issues, cultural stories with an outdoors connection, and articles about outdoors activities. Pay is dependent on length and runs from $25-$50 for brief articles (300-600 words) to $125-$150 for features (over 1,000 words). To learn more, read their contributor guidelines.
  • The Ringer is a major website covering sports and pop culture. They are owned by Vox Media. They also host a wide variety of podcasts. They pay professional rates for the writing they publish. You can send a pitch to their editor here.
  • 7X7 is a regional website covering the Bay Area. They publish “local insider stories and tips.” According to our research, they pay $75 per article, but negotiation may be required. To learn more, contact their editors here.
  • Cheese Connoisseur is a trade magazine and website for all things cheese. They cover “specialty cheeses, celebrity cheesemakers, chefs, wines, travel opportunities and complementary foods and beverages.” According to one report, they paid 30 cents per word. Their editor can be contacted here.
  • Next City is a website covering urban planning, policy, and design. They publish features up to 4,000 words, as well as shorter “daily pieces” up to 1,500 words. According to our research, they pay around 20 cents per word, though it pay will need to be negotiated. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Homeland Security Today is a trade magazine and website for professionals in the government security field. They publish “”timely news, analysis and information to homeland security leaders and decision makers in the public, private, non-profit and academic sector.” According to one report, they pay $100 per 800 word article. To learn more, read their editorial guidelines.
  • Cheese Connoisseur is a trade magazine and website for all things cheese. They cover “specialty cheeses, celebrity cheesemakers, chefs, wines, travel opportunities and complementary foods and beverages.” According to one report, they paid 30 cents per word. Their editor can be contacted here.
  • WritersHQ is a UK based company that offers training and retreats for writers. On their blog, they publish blog posts “of between 500 – 800 words examining writing and the writing process from a new perspective.” They also seek posts on monthly themes. They pay £40 for all posts. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Anime Feminist is a blog focused on Japanese media and feminism, with a focus on Anime. They pay $50 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Christ and Pop Culture is a Christian digital magazine. They send out special calls for submission around once per month — and pay $75 per article. Looking at their usual pattern, they are due for a new call for submissions soon. To learn more, visit their “pitches” page.
  • HerStories Project is a website for Gen X women. They publish personal essays “about what it’s like to be a Gen-X woman at midlife. ” Payment is $80. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Working Money (The Investors’ Magazine) is a monthly publication “showing you how to make your money work for you.” Its content includes financial planning, investment instruments, and how-to tutorials. Editors look for practical articles covering topics presented in their editorial calendar. Payment is $180 (a flat rate). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines.
  • Incomes Abroad is a monthly newsletter exploring opportunities to earn all over the world. In their guidelines, editors state, “If you’ve got an income that funds a life you love overseas, then we want to hear about it…If you’ve got the inside track on the nitty gritty of starting a business overseas, have hard-won practical advice to share…get in touch.” Payment is up to $400 for a feature. To learn more, read their writer’s guidelines..
  • Common Ground is a Western Canada’s monthly magazine. Its content includes material on personal growth, health, wellness, transformational travel, and ecology. Editors prefer to work with Canadian writers. Payment is 10 cents per word for 600-1,500-word articles. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://commonground.ca/contributors-guidelines/.
  • Australian Yoga Life is a magazine published 4 times per year. It is a “uniquely all Australian magazine which is intended to be accessible to the broadest spectrum of readers.” Editors look for articles from yoga practitioners. Payment is 20 cents per word (up to $500 for a published article of maximum of 2,250 words). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://ayl.com.au/contribute/ and http://ayl.com.au/contribute/contribution-guidelines/.
  • Ft. Myers & Southwest Florida is a bimonthly magazine – “the leading ‘arts & living’ publication in Southwest Florida.” Its content is focused on local and national arts and lifestyles. Its audience includes “educated, active, creative and successful residents of Southwest Florida, ages 20-75 years old.” Editors buy the following rights: a) one-time rights to articles that will not be appear in other publications in Southwest Florida within six months of publication; b) one-time rights to previously published articles that have not appeared in other publications in Southwest Florida, and c) one-time rights to publish editorial or artwork in publication and also on website. Payment is $0.10 per word: $50-$100 (500-1000 words) and $100-$150 (1,000-1,500 words). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.ftmyersmagazine.com/FtMmag-WRITERS.html.
  • Inside Publications publishes four “hyperlocal” community newspapers (Inside East Sacramento, Inside Land Park, Inside Arden, and Inside Pocket). Editors welcome queries from Sacramento-based writers and look only for stories about people, places, and events in their readership area. Editors do not accept articles about state, national, or global issues. Payment is $50-$150 per story upon acceptance. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.insidepublications.com/digital/portfolio/editorial-submission-guides/
  • In The Fray is an online magazine whose content explores global issues. Editors look for original pieces that demonstrate “understanding other people and cultures, encouraging empathy and compassion, and defying categories and conventions.” By submitting material to In The Fray, contributors grant this publication the exclusive first Electronic Publishing Rights in the English Language. Payment is $50-$100 (via PayPal) for features (1,000-4,000 words). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://inthefray.org/submissions/.
  • Latitude 38 is a monthly sailing magazine – “the West’s Leading Sailing and Marine Magazine.” Its content includes articles about “the world of sailing through the eyes of the California sailor.” Editors encourage submission of photographs related to the sailing lifestyle, especially pictures of people. A free sample issue is available on the website. Payment (on publication) starts at $125 for 1,500-2,500-word features. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.latitude38.com/writers.html.
  • Long Island Woman is a monthly tabloid magazine with a free distribution of 30,000 copies throughout Long Island, NY, aimed at women ages 40-69. Its content covers lifestyle and family, physical and mental health, fitness and sport, nutrition and dining, beauty and fashion, finance and business, gardening and home decorating, travel and entertainment, news and interviews with inspiring women. Editors look for original manuscripts and reprints. Payment is $70-$200 for 500-2,250-word articles. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.liwomanonline.com/guidelines.php.
  • The North Coast Journal (of Politics, People and Art) is a newspaper published in Humboldt County, CA. Its editors do not want “straight hard news articles, inverted pyramids” – they look for articles “that people want to read simply for the pleasure of reading.” Editors want this publication “to tell the story of Humboldt County, one chapter at a time” through features – narratives, reported essays, and experimental writing. Payment is $300-400 for cover stories (3,000-4,000 words) and $100-150 for upfront stories (1,000-1,500 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/WritersGuidelines/Page.
  • 100 Days in Appalachia came out of the 2016 election with the goal of publishing articles that helped make sense of rural Appalachia. According to their submission guidelines “Appalachia’s stories are rich and complex. So are America’s. When we tell them honestly, filter bubbles cannot contain them. ” Reports indicate one payment of $200 for a story. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Wine Maker Magazine is for home wine makers in the U.S. and Canada. They aim to “capture the spirit and challenge of winemaking while helping our readers make the best wine they can.” They pay $50 to $250 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Huck Magazine explores “the many facets of radical culture, be it surf, skate, snow, music, art, activism, pop culture” etc. According to our research, they pay up to $500 for articles — though expect low-end rates, in general. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • ROVA Magazine is an RV, road trip and outdoor adventure magazine for millennials and Gen Xers. According to their editor, Gemma Peckham, they pay $200 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Curbed, a website focused on housing and urban planning, is now seeking pitches for longform journalism, essays, and narratives for their website. They pay competitive rates, and reports indicate payment of up to $1,000 for a 4,000 word article. This website seems to be part of a new breed of niche websites that are able to pay reasonably well, taking the role that niche magazines long held. Interestingly, they are owned by Vox, which is now a major website publisher. To learn more, read this page.
  • Chicago Parent is a parenting news magazine. Its content includes articles with a local focus. Editors look for new local writers from Chicago area. Editors buy one-time print publication rights for Chicago Parent with exclusive first North American publishing rights and electronic rights. Editors do not consider reprints. Payment starts at $100 for a one-page story. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.chicagoparent.com/archives/write-chicago-parent/.
  • subTerrain (Strong Words for a Polite Nation) is a literary magazine published 3 times per year. Its content includes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary. Editors look only for original material and are “happy to consider work from all corners of the identity spectrum.”Payment is $0.10 per word (to a maximum of $500) for fiction (up to 3,000 words), non-fiction (up to 4,000 words), and commentary ((up to 4,000 words). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://subterrain.ca/about/35/sub-terrain-writer-s-guidelines/.
  • Grain Magazine (A Journal of Eclectic Writing) is a quarterly Canadian literary journal. Its content includes “engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging writing and art” by Canadian and international writers. Editors consider only unpublished manuscripts (fiction and nonfiction) and do not accept simultaneous submissions.NOTE: Grain has a nine-month submissions period from September 1st to May 31st. Submissions received between June 1 and August 31 will be automatically rejected. Payment is $50 per page to a maximum of $250 for manuscripts up to 3,500 words. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.grainmagazine.ca/submissionguidelines/.
  • OUR HOMES is a quarterly glossy Canadian magazine of premium homes, real estate, and décor. Editors look for “accurate and lively writing that demonstrates knowledge of home building and decoration.” Although articles must include interviews and be based on research, they also must be entertaining. Editors encourage writers to submit their quality photos.Payment is $0.25 per assigned word for freelance writing. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.ourhomes.ca/contributors-guidelines.
  • Femme Feminism is a hybrid fashion blog and feminist magazine. According to its editor Dena Marie Landon, “The site’s mission is to create an inclusive community for all women, feminine and non-binary, to discuss the intersection of fashion, femmes and feminism.” The editor publishes personal essays and historical pieces exploring these topics within a monthly theme. Payment is $75-$100 for essays (800-1,300 words). Writers must provide 3 photos to accompany their submissions. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.femmefeminism.com/joomla/index.php/want-to-write-for-us.
  • Popular Woodworking Magazine is published 7 times annually. Its content includes articles from “America’s best and brightest woodworkers.” Editors look for submissions that support their “philosophy of hybrid woodworking” (combining of hand and power tools). Freelance submissions are welcomed in the following departments: End Grain (reflections on woodworking as a vocation or avocation) and Tricks of the Trade (collection of tips). Payment is $250 for End Grain article (600 words) and $50-$100 for Tricks of the Trade piece. Writers are encouraged to include their sketches or photos to illustrate their techniques. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: https://www.popularwoodworking.com/writersguidelines.
  • Just Labs is a bimonthly magazine and a website aimed toward owners of a family Lab. The website content addresses the following topics: Labs as service dogs, breeding, raising puppies, Labs feeding and health, history and legal issues. Payment is $0.10 per word (upon posting on website) for features (600-1,000 words). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://justlabsmagazine.com/online-community/submission-guidelines/. For full Writer’s Guidelines, which include rates, send a request to Jill LaCross, Managing Editor, at jillian.lacross@vpdcs.com.
  • WoodenBoat is a bimonthly magazine for wooden boat owners, builders, and designers. Editors are primarily interested in publishing informative material; therefore, writing style is secondary when they consider an article for publication.Payment for features is $250–$300 per 1,000 words. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: https://www.woodenboat.com/woodenboat-editorial-guidelines.
  • Your Work Place is a bimonthly Canadian magazine including leading-edge information about trends, management, work/life balance and other similar issues. Editors seek helpful detailed articles written in “uncorporate, fresh and edgy” voice. As editors stated in their guidelines, “Our content is valuable and not just filler, stimulating and not just idle reading.” Payment is $150-$250 for short articles (500-650 words) and $375-$450 for features (up to 2,500 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: https://yourworkplace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Editorial-Guidelines.pdf.
  • Women in Higher Education (WIHE) is a monthly newsletter designed “to help smart women on campus get wise about how gender affects their being successful in the men-dominated world of higher education.”WIHE is not an academic journal, and its content includes informative and engaging articles. Payment is $150 for 800-1,500-word for solicited articles only. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: https://www.wihe.com/info/submission-guidelines/
  • Today’s Christian Living is a bimonthly magazine designed to encourage and engage Christians of all ages. It contains inspirational stories about how lives of people (famous and ordinary) have been touched in a unique way by the Lord. Editors look for story-based and testimonial freelance submissions. Editors purchase all rights to original articles. They do not consider reprints. Payment is $150 (1,200-1,800 words), $100 (801-1,199 words), and $75(650-800 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://todayschristianliving.org/writers-guidelines/.
  • Faith Today is a bimonthly Canadian general interest magazine connecting Evangelical Christians. Its content includes feature articles, short essays, news, and profiles of Canadian individuals and ministries. Editors buy both first North American serial print rights and perpetual web rights. Payment for most features is $0.25/word (800-1,800 words), essay – $Cdn 0.15/word (650-1,500 words), and reprints – $0.15/word. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: https://www.faithtoday.ca/writers.
  • The Introspectionist is a monthly magazine for intelligent women. Thus, its content includes more in-depth articles than a typical woman’s magazine. Editors look for articles that tell a story and inform, and also for persuasive essays, creative non-fiction, “thought-provoking insights and uniquely informative pieces.” Every month The Introspectionist chooses a theme for a deep analysis: http://www.theintrospectionist.com/home/EditorialCaliendar. Payment for features is $100 (up to 2,000 words) and $200 (up to 5,000 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://www.theintrospectionist.com/home/submissions.
  • Mask Magazine is a monthlyonline repository of youth and internet culture packed with interviews, editorials, news, and style in the age of unrest.” Editors look for “expressive, evocative prose”: personal essays, documentation of a singular event, studies of movements or phenomena from history, how-to guides or tutorials. Note: Editors decide whether submissions are featured as free content or content to be paid for. Payment is $40-200. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://www.maskmagazine.com/docs/writers.
  • Home Energy Magazine (HEM) is a quarterly magazine for busy professionals working in residential energy high performance design, construction, and retrofit. Its content provides reliable current information on energy-efficient products and best practices in energy efficiency, home performance, comfort, health, and affordability. Editors buy rights to publish articles in print edition of the magazine and online. Payment is $0.20 per word up to a maximum of $400 for features (1,500–2,500 words) and $150 for departments (600–1,500 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://www.homeenergy.org/pdf/2017_HEM_Writers_Guide.pdf
  • Quality Whitetails is a bimonthly magazine providing timely, practical information on Quality Deer Management (QDM). Its content includes habitat management, deer research, population management, and deer hunting related to QDM. Editors encourage writers to use an informal style (including humor and anecdotes). Editors stated in their guidelines that they want “to enhance the community feel of QDMA with stories that reflect the efforts, struggles and successes of our readers.” Editors buy First North American serial rights. Payment is $150-$450+ for features (1,200-3,000-plus words). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: https://www.qdma.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-QW-Writers-Kit.pdf.
  • Adventure Kayak is a magazine published three times annually: in February (Spring), May (Early Summer), and August (Summer/Fall). Its content includes all aspects of kayak touring: environmental dilemmas, cultural adventures, and personality profiles on important historic or contemporary paddlers. Editors look for articles that have “depth, emotional impact and take-away value for the reader, complemented by striking photos.” Payment is $0.20 per word for features (up to 2,000 words) and departments (350-550 words). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: https://www.rapidmedia.com/contribute/455.
  • Rapid is a magazine published three times annually: in February (Spring), May (Early Summer), and August (Summer/Fall).Rapid has an international audience which includes all levels of boating enthusiast who “share the desire to learn, explore and experience the whitewater paddling world.” Editors look for well-crafted articles (with take-away values) that are complimented by quality photos. Payment is $0.20 per word for features (up to 2,000 words) and departments (400-550 words). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: https://www.rapidmedia.com/rapid/categories/454.
  • Kayak Angler is a quarterly magazine. Its content covers “the intersection of fishing and paddlesports,” and its scope includes North America and regional fisheries (the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Gulf). Editors look for articles on “the latest news in conservation and fishing tackle, and accounts of incredible catches or pioneering trips.” These well-written articles must be accompanied by quality photos and contain practical advice and take-away value for readers. Payment is $0.20 per word for features (1,000-1,500 words) and departments (400-600 words). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: https://www.rapidmedia.com/contribute/456.
  • Australian Shooter (monthly),Australian Hunter (quarterly),Australian & New Zealand Handgun (annual) magazines and The Junior Shooter newsletter are published by the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia (SSAA). The SSAA looks for articles promoting the shooting sports. Contributors are paid for first-use publication; but they will not be paid for subsequent use of their work. Editors ask that stories submitted to the SSAA not be submitted to other Australian shooting or hunting publications. Payment is 20 cents a word for 1,500-word basic articles and 2,000-word feature articles. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: https://ssaa.org.au/publications/writing-for-us/. https://ssaa.org.au/assets/publications/New-Writer-Package-2016.pdf
  • Wonderful West Virginia is a monthly magazine published by the Division of Natural Resources. Its content includes articles on a wide spectrum of topics: wildlife and nature, state history and cultural heritage, special places and tourist attractions, and profiles of interesting people. Editors prefer to receive queries, but also assign stories to writers. Payment is $150 for 1,500-word features. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.wonderfulwv.com/Guidelines/Pages/default.aspx.
  • Conservationist is a bimonthly non-profit magazine published by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). Its content includes fishing and hunting, outdoor recreation, nature observation and natural history. Although Conservationist is not a scientific journal and aimed at a lay audience, its readers expect information to be scientifically accurate. Editors do not consider submissions that do not follow their guidelines. Conservationist retains all rights to published material. Payment is $100 for 1,500- 2,000-word articles and $50 for articles of fewer than 1,500 words. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/24061.html.
  • Gripped magazine is a bimonthly Canadian publication for climbing professionals and enthusiasts. Its features, mostly written in the third person and active voice (with Canadian grammar and spelling), “explore the issues, people and places of climbing today.” Departments include Area Profiles (descriptions of the world best climbing places) and Northern Faces (“profiles of the personalities at the heart of Canadian climbing”). Payment is $250 for 1,500-2,500-word features and $150 for 500-1,000-word Departments’ pieces. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: https://gripped.com/contact/editorial/.
  • Hang Gliding & Paragliding is a monthly magazine published by US Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USPHA). Its content includes information about the association activities and articles covering all issues related to free flight. The magazine’s readers are knowledgeable and active participants of the hang gliding and paragliding, and articles must be well-researched and well-written. All article submissions must include photographs or illustrations, or information about where editors can find supporting photography/artwork. Editors buy first-time publishing rights; they do not consider simultaneous submissions. Payment is $35-$150 for 100-2,500-word articles. To find out about payment rates, click on “Contributor Rates” at the bottom of Editorial Guidelines. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: https://www.ushpa.org/page/editorial-guidelines.


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