7 Magazines that Pay $100+ Per Article

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The following is a list of seven magazines that accept pitches/queries directly from freelance writers — and pay up to $100, or more, for the articles they publish.A special thanks to Fatima Saif for completing the research for this article.

For even more opportunities, check out this list of 51 Magazines that Pay Writers $500+.

Bon Appétit is a food lifestyle brand that “covers food through the lens of cooking, fashion, travel, technology, design and home.” They are looking for conversational, funny and passionate writing. According to payment reports, they pay up to $0.50 per word. To contact them, visit this page.
Style Weekly is Richmond’s alternative weekly for news, events, culture, arts and opinion. Their mission is to provide a “smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond.” According to one payment report, they paid $0.25 per word. To submit a letter or a news tip, visit this page.
Journal Plus Magazine is a community magazine for the local people of the Central Coast. The magazine is “distributed at several hundred key locations throughout Northern Santa Barbara County and all of San Luis Obispo County.” They want articles of 600 to 1,400 words. They pay $100 for articles of more than 850 words with artwork or photos and $75 for articles of less than 850 words with artwork or photos. For further details, refer to their writer guidelines.
425 Business is a monthly business-lifestyle magazine with a readership of 89,000. Their content is focused on the Seattle / Puget Sound’s Eastside business professionals and general consumers – covering the Seattle area cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, and more. They cover “everything from the economy to startups.” Payment reports suggest that they pay $0.15 per word. To learn more, refer to this page.
Geist is a Canadian magazine which “represents a convergence of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, art, reviews, little-known facts of interest, cartography and the legendary Geist crossword puzzle.” They require a Canadian connection for all non-contest submissions. However, for contest submissions, such a connection is not required. It is important to note that they do not accept online submissions. The manuscripts can be sent by mail to their editorial board. One payment report indicated payment of $200 for an article For more information, visit 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.
Discover Magazine is a print and online science magazine for general public. They cover topics ranging from “global warming and black holes to Neanderthals and robots.” Payment reports suggest that they pay an average of $0.80 per word. To find out more, visit this page.

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