67 Magazines, Websites, and Blogs that Pay Writers $300 Per Article

Lifestyle / Entertainment

Modern Love is a regular column published by the New York Times. They are “interested in receiving deeply personal essays about contemporary relationships, marriage, dating, parenthood…” They pay $300 per essay. The submissions page is old, but is still up to date. To learn more, or to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.

L.A. Affairs is the Los Angeles Times column about the dating scene in L.A. They publish essays with a strong sense of place — rooted in Southern California. They pay $300 per essay. Read their submission guidelines.

EQ is the "premier magazine of luxe country life." They profile prominent people living an equestrian lifestyle, profile unique homes, farms, and ranches, and publish articles on travel, style, home design, culture, and dining. They pay $100 for departments and $200 to $300 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

German Life Magazine deals with German culture, past and present, and how North America has been shaped by its German element. They accept reports on social, political, cultural and historical events. Query first. Response time: Unspecified; only responds if interested. Word count: 1,200 for features, 300-800 for departments, 250-300 for book reviews. Pay: $300-500 for features, $100-130 for reviews and short pieces, up to $80 for fillers. A previous version of their submission guidelines has disappeared from their website, however, you can find the publisher’s contact information at the bottom of the page here: https://germanlife.com/contributors/ 

– I highly recommend querying before pitching.

Russian Life magazine is a bimonthly magazine covering all aspects of Russian culture, travel, history, and more. Their features are generally freelanced, and writers are invited to send queries for features or for a small number of other departments (the full list is available in the guidelines). They don’t specify pay, but our sources report $100 to $300 an article. To learn more, read Russian Life’s submission guidelines.

General Interest / News

Narratively publishes non-fiction narratives on that focuses on "one incredible character, or a group of characters." They accept submissions on themes such as "humans behind the headlines," "secret lives," and "the naked truth." Reports indicate payment of $100 to $300 per story. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Truthout is a nonprofit news organization that provides independent reporting and commentary on social justice issues. For authors not previously published by Truthout, they “suggest opinion submissions be limited to 750 words, news analysis to 1,200 words and straight news stories to 2,000 words.” According to payment reports, they pay $300 per article. If you expect payment, be sure to clearly state this in your pitch. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

The War Horse is a nonprofit newsroom that educates people on war and national security. They publish “stories that are engaging and insightful to veterans and civilians.” They pay a flat rate of $300 for first-person reflections of 800 to 1,300 words. To learn more, refer to this page.


Digital Ocean is a website with a public knowledge base. Editors look for tutorials written for a wide audience. Payment is $300 for a tutorial (tutorials on complex production-focused topics may be paid up to $400). Payment for updates for existing tutorials is $75-$125. To learn more, read writer’s guidelines: https://www.digitalocean.com/write-for-donations/ and https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/digitalocean-s-writing-guidelines#style.

Semaphore is a community whose quest is “to spread the word about the best ideas on software development practices.” Editors look for contributors who can share, in “a clear and straightforward way,” their best practices and techniques on software development and delivery. Articles should “build a vast knowledge base around these topics, capture the state of the art in the industry and make it easily accessible to a wide audience of developers.” Additionally, articles “should be based on using free and open source software on Linux.” Editors consider narrow-focused tutorials (1,500 words) and full-length tutorials (3,000 words). The code is not included in the word count. Payment is $100-$300. To learn more, read the writer’s guidelines: https://semaphoreci.com/community/write-for-us.

Popular Mechanics –– The departments accepting freelance articles are Home Journal, Science/Technology/Aerospace, Boating/Outdoors, Electronics/Photography/Telecommunications and occasionally, general interest articles – the guidelines detail what they want in each department, and the magazine audience. Query first. Pay: $300 to over $1,000. Details here.

Real Python pays up to $300 for in-depth about coding in the Python programming language. To learn more, read their contributor guidelines.

SitePoint is a resource geared at web professionals. They’re looking for articles and tutorials on HTML and CSS. They pay $150 for articles, $200 for tutorials, and $300 or more for lengthier pieces that the editors “feel will do well traffic-wise.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

PhotoshopTutorials.ws publishes a wide range of articles and tutorials on Photoshop. They pay $25-$50 for articles, $50 for quick tips, and $150-$300 for full tutorials. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Linode is a leader in cloud hosting. They’re seeking in-depth guides on a variety of topics, including Linux, game servers, NoSQL databases, and more. They pay up to $300 per guide (either in cash or Linode credit). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Postmark blog is a blog by Postmark (a transactional email service). They want “tutorials that cover broad topics related to transactional email such as delivery, reputation, design, tools, and testing, as well as tutorials for using Postmark with specific languages and systems such as Python, Rails, Laravel, Node, and so on.” They pay $200 to $300 per tutorial, depending on its complexity. To learn more, visit this page.

Alibaba Cloud provides “cloud computing services for large and small businesses, individual developers, and the public sector in over 200 countries and regions.” They are looking for tutorials or best practices articles about Alibaba Cloud products and services. They pay $200 for simple tutorials of 1,000+ words and $300 for in-depth tutorials of 1,500+ words. To learn more, visit this page.

Auth0 provides a “universal authentication & authorization platform for web, mobile and legacy applications.” They are looking for technical articles for their blog. The technical articles should show readers how to get things done using new technologies like Java, Ruby on Rails, Python, Node, ASP.NET Core, Go, Modern JS, and Authentication. They pay up to $300 per article. To learn more, visit this page.

SparkTraffic is an automated tool that lets users generate thousands of daily visits to their websites. They are looking for tutorials on traffic, online marketing, Alexa, Google analytics, Similarweb, and more. They pay $300 for in-depth tutorials (1,500+ words), $150 for tutorials (750+ words), and $75 for short tutorials (300+ words). For details, visit this page.

Art & Design

Afterimage is a bimonthly publication that covers visual arts, photography, independent film and video, new media, and alternative publishing. They cover issues and debates within art history, visual and cultural studies, media studies, and related fields. They have features, essays, reviews, reports, news, media noted sections for writers, and double exposure, which are collaborations of photography and prose. The magazine is partly funded by New York State Council on the Arts. They pay $0.05/word for articles, max $300 for features, $150 for essays and $100 for news, reports and reviews. When I last checked, it was not clear whether their funding was still able to support paying writers. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


On Parenting is a parenting blog of Washington Post. They are looking for pieces with an interesting angle to parenting. They welcome reported pieces and personal essays. They want the pieces to be no more than 1,200 words long. Payment reports suggest that they pay up to $2.50 per word. According to one of our readers, expect no more than $300 total. To learn more, refer to this page.


Hidden Compass is a literary travel magazine, published online. They want true stories, that push "the travel genre and delves into the spirit, culture, history, ecology, perils or residents of a place. They pay $300 for features; $200 for other departments. They’re very much going against the contemporary "click-driven" media that dominates so much of our attention these days. They want "all the nuanced, narrator-driven, non-listicle stories that need to be told. We want a tribe of storytellers who journey together." This seems like a worthy goal –– and one well worth supporting. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Let’s Travel is a bi-monthly travel magazine that focuses on “articles with a twist that offer first person accounts of travel in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific Islands.” They also publish a few stories from far flung places like, South East Asia, Europe and Americas. Their “readership demographics is luxury”, so if the pitch is about getting by on a few dollars, they would probably not be interested in it. Their feature articles are of 800 to 1,200 words. They pay a flat fee of NZ$300 per story to unpublished writers. While, to previously published writers, they pay NZ$500. To find out more, refer to this page.


American Educator is published quarterly by the American Federation of Teachers. It addresses the state of education across the country and covers new trends in education, politics, labor issues, and more. They pay at least $300 for articles, which typically run 1,000 to 5,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Today’s Catholic Teacher is a nationally circulated print publication for teachers and administrators in Catholic schools. It is published four times a year. They give preference to content that is directed towards teachers in grades 4 through 8. They pay $300 for features of about 1,500 words. To learn more, read their writer’s guidelines.

The URMIA Journal is an annual scholarly publication by the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), an international non-profit educational association that serves colleges and universities. The journal features peer-reviewed articles that contain “in-depth analysis on a broad range of risk management topics of concern in higher education.” They offer an honorarium of $300 per article (2,500 to 7,500 words). Details here.


Barefoot Writer Magazine helps writers learn how to earn money, work from home and get freelance jobs to achieve the lifestyle of their dreams. Their readers include men and women of all ages who want to make money from writing. They pay $100 to $300 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Outdoors / Hunting / Fishing

Traditional Bowhunter is "dedicated to preserving and advancing the rich tradition of hunting with the longbow, recurve, and selfbow.." They pay $300-$400 for features, with photos. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Tail Fly Fishing Magazine is a bimonthly print publication that is devoted exclusively to fly fishing in saltwater. They are always seeking great content on saltwater fly fishing (with focus on conservation and the environment). They want feature articles of 2,000 to 2,500 words, and short features of 1,000 to 1,500 words. They pay more for well-polished articles with great photos. They pay up to $500 for features, $300 for short features, $200 for “fly tying/ step-by-step”, $150 for “inside the box”, $200 for “an angler opines”, and $600 for photo essays. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Muzzle Blasts is the official publication of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA). They pay for “articles that deal with muzzleloading firearms or firearms with historical value, for good instructive or how-to, and similar articles.” They want all the submissions to be accompanied by photographs and/ or diagrams. They pay $100 to $300 for product reviews, $50 to $150 for columns, and $100 to $400 for feature articles. To learn more, read their writer’s guidelines.

Creative Writing / Short Stories

Fiction Vortex accepts submissions of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, etc. They will pay $300 for one featured story, and $50 for ‘honorable mentions.’  They are periodically open for submissions.  To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.


Message is a bi-monthly religious journal. They love captivating comeback stories, inspirational profiles, well-crafted features and insightful Biblical analysis. They also consider financial, professional, health and relationship stories that have a strong Biblical foundation. They pay $75 to $300 per article. More information can be found on their submission guidelines page

Adventist World is a worldwide monthly magazine by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They are looking for articles of international interest on topics that are important around the world and in the church. They pay $50 to $100 for unsolicited articles and $75 to $300 for solicited articles. They pay $15 per image if they use photos sent with articles. To learn more, visit this page.

Spirit is a “weekly periodical for high school students used with Catholic religious education, confirmation and youth ministry groups in parishes throughout the US and Canada.” They are looking for stories and features of about 1,100 words. They pay $300 per article. For details, visit this page.


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.

Outdoor Oklahoma is a magazine of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. They occasionally buy freelance articles, and accept reprints. Word count: Above 1,500 for features, 500-1,500 for shorter articles. Pay: $300-450 for features, $125-250 for shorter articles, $75 for sidebars and “Off the Beaten Path” articles. Details here.

Minnesota Parent is a family magazine covering "maternity, childbirth, kid health and development, child care, education, toys and technology." They have a particular need for feature writers who are comfortable doing interviews and reporting. Payment is negotiated at a flat rate. One payment report indicates payment of $300 for a feature. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

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 1,200 words. They pay between $75 and $300 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Oregon Humanities Magazine is a triannual publication that “offers a forum through which Oregon writers, scholars, and readers can use the humanities to explore timeless and timely ideas and themes.” For shorter department pieces, they pay $50 to $200 and for personal essays and features, they pay $300 to $800. To find out more, refer to this page.

North Dakota Horizons is a quarterly magazine focused on the people, places, events, and culture of North Dakota. They are looking for short, nonfiction articles or essays of 1,000 to 1,200 words, and feature articles of 1,500 to 2,000 words. They want writers to send photographs or illustrations with manuscripts whenever possible. They pay an average of 20 cents per word for articles, and $125 to $300 for photography for major layouts. To learn more, visit this page.

Texas Co-op Power Magazine is a monthly magazine by Texas Electric Cooperatives. They publish stories about Texas history, culture, food, travel, and destinations, with particular interest in areas served by the electric cooperatives. They pay $300 to $1,200 per article, depending on its length and quality. They pay a kill fee of one-third of the contracted amount. For details, read their writer’s guidelines.

Health and Wellness

Vibrant Life is a bimonthly magazine that publishes family-oriented health pieces from a Christian perspective. Their Nutrition section adheres to the vegan lifestyle and helps readers eat more nutritious foods. They pay $100-$300 for articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Recreation News is a regional magazine for the Washington D.C. area. They cover recreational activities, with a focus on leisure time for government employees. They cover "destinations and activities within a day or weekend drive of the Baltimore-Washington region." They pay up to $300 per article. Their editors can be contacted here.


Mold Busters is a Canadian mold removal company. They are looking for writers who have “good knowledge in environmental services, mold removal, asbestos testing, water damage restoration, air duct cleaning, pollution inspection or building inspections.” They pay $300 to $400 for Ultimate Guides (of 3,000 to 4,000 words), and $200 for informational articles (of over 2,000 words). To learn more, visit this page.

Broken Pencil is a magazine dedicated to zines, comics and underground print revolution. They publish four times a year and are based in Toronto, Canada. They feature “reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, excerpts from the best of the underground press, interviews, original fiction and commentary on all aspects of the indie arts.” They pay $30 to $300 per article. For details, refer to this page.

Our Times is an independent Canadian labour magazine that is committed to promoting workers’ rights and social justice. Their three main subject areas are features, poetry, and “Working for a Living” (an ongoing series of short stories). They pay up to $300 for features, $50 for poems, and $100 for “Working for a Living” stories. To read the submission guidelines of their three main subject areas, visit this page.

Food & Nutrition

Food First, which is also known as the Institute for Food and Development Policy, is an Oakland-based “people’s think tank” committed to ending the injustices that cause hunger. They want submissions that “address timely and cutting-edge food and development issues.” They pay $300 for backgrounders (1,800 to 2,000 words), issue briefs (1,800 to 2,000 words), policy briefs (2,000 to 10,000 words), and development reports (over 10,000 words). To learn more, visit this page.

Eat Your World is an online guide to regional foods and drinks around the world. For original articles for their blog, they pay $25 to $40. For destination guides (with high-quality photos), they pay $300 to $500. To learn more, refer to this page.

Farm & Gardening

The American Gardener is the American Horticultural Society’s official publication. They publish pieces that appeal to experienced amateur gardeners, and topics range from garden design to environmentally appropriate gardening. The magazine is mostly written by freelancers, and they accept article pitches for feature articles and department sections. They pay $300 to $600 for features and $150 to $200 for departments. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Acres USA is a magazine and website written “by passionate people who have a sincere interest in the principles of sustainable and organic agriculture.” They’re interested in the application of sustainable farming techniques. According one report, they paid $300 for a 1,000 word article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Hobby Farms is a magazine dedicated to small farmers. They pay $300 and up for features, while other sections are negotiated. Contact their editors here.

Trade Magazines, Professions & Professional

School Transportation News is a monthly magazine covering student transportation in North America. Contributors must have a basic knowledge of K-12 education and automotive fleets. New writers should demonstrate understanding of the industry and school bus issues. Editors are not interested in local stories and want material offering a broad perspective. Contributors should send queries with published clips. Payment is $150-$300 for features (600-1,200 words) and $150 for departments/columns (600 words. (Payment information is according to Writer’s Market 2018). To learn more, the editor’s contact information can be found here: http://www.stnonline.com/magazine/editorial-schedule – Keep in mind that they seem to be slow in updating their editorial calendar.


Wartime is a print magazine that specifically focuses on Australian history during times of war. They accept articles from both amateurs and professionals, and demand an engaging writing style. No dry content. Requests proposals. Length: 1,000 to 2,000. Pay: $300 per 1,000 words. Writers’ Guidelines.

Boating / Sailing

PassageMaker Magazine covers all aspects of trawlers and ocean motorboats and welcomes articles from around the world. Articles should be a combination of personal experience and the technical/ informative aspects. General, travel, how-to pieces about the boats and their systems, the crew, and the places they travel are welcome. They also accept articles for Channels, their e-newsletter.
Word count: 800-4,000 for the magazine, up to 1,200 for Channel e-newsletter articles. They pay: $300-950 for the magazine, $150-400 for newsletter articles. Details here.

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.

Hobbies & Crafts

Bead&Button is an international magazine about the art and craft of beading. They publish how-to articles and features. They are published 6 times a year. They pay $300-$400 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


REPTILES is a bi-monthly magazine aimed at all levels of reptile and amphibian enthusiasts. Editors look only for original articles on care and husbandry of the animals in captivity, animals’ health, and conservation efforts made of behalf of reptiles around the world. Payment is $300 for a 2,000-2,500-word article with photos. To learn more, read the submissions guidelines: http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Submit-A-Picture-or-Story-to-Reptile-Magazine/Writers-Guidelines/

AKC Gazette and AKC Family Dog feature hands-on techniques for solving common behavior problems with inspiring and entertaining features about dogs. Their regular columns share information about natural therapies, health-care, nutrition, and more.  They request a word count of 1,000-3,000 and will pay $300-$500.  Their editors can be contacted here: https://www.akc.org/products-services/magazines/

Clean Run Magazine requests for features on engaging and educational articles that discuss dog training for agility, the health and safety of agility dogs, conduct of training courses and agility events, and competing in sports. They request a word count of 1,200-3,000 and will pay $75-$300.  Read their submission guidelines here: https://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&page_id=56

Philosophy and Culture

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.

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.


Blade Magazine is about knives and knifemaking. According to their website: “What we need are stories that are brand new in scope and content. Knives being used for unusual purposes, in adventure settings, etc., are always good. New, state-of-the-art knife designs, steels and other knife materials and how they are made are good. The knife collections of celebrities are good. Stories on how to collect knives, what to collect and why, etc., are good.” They pay between $150 and $300 for articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Amazonas Magazine is a freshwater aquarium magazine. It is read by people who are passionate about keeping freshwater aquariums in their houses, offices, businesses, and schools. They pay $100 to $600 for an article, depending on the author’s experience, the length and the complexity of the article and whether it has images or not. First-time contributors are generally paid $300 to $350 per article, including images. For details, refer to this page.

Blue Mountain Arts is an established publisher of greeting cards. They pay $300 for exclusive worldwide rights to use poetry in greeting cards and other products. They want “contemporary prose or poetry written from personal experience that reflects the thoughts and feelings people today want to communicate to one another, but don’t always know how to put into words.” To read their complete submission guidelines, visit this page.


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