7 Magazines that Pay Writers $150+ Per Article

The following is a list of magazines that accept pitches from freelance writers.
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1. Pathfinders is the travel magazine for “people of color.” They publish “well-written stories that provide a good sense of place, with useful information and fresh ideas about travel and the travel industry.” They pay $150 for feature articles, plus $20 per photo. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
2. Creative Loafing Charlotte is a regional publication that publishes profiles, investigations, essays, and critical reviews of theater/art/music/etc. Payment starts at 10 cents per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
3. Earth Magazine is a print magazine and website that offers “the science behind the headlines,” with a focus on earth science. They accept submissions from freelance writers as well as scientists. They are not a peer-reviewed journal, but focused more on connecting with the public. A recent report on Litworth showed a pay rate of 30 cents per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines

4. Classic Toy Trains publishes articles on all aspects of “S, O, and Standard gauge toy trains.” Topics covered include various historical toy trains or accessories, interesting layouts, and the history or collectibility of certain models. They pay $75 per page based on an estimate of length. To learn more read, read their submission guidelines.
5. Cat Fancy is the magazine dedicated to “the love of cats.” They have a very large readership, being the preeminent magazine for cat lovers. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

6. Bee Culture is a magazine covering American beekeeping. They publish articles about “beekeeping – its history, how-to-do everything beekeeping covers, equipment used and made, and even the humorous side of this craft.” 30%-50% of their articles are written by freelancers, and they’re continuously accepting article proposals or full articles, though they prefer queries. Payment: $150 to $200 for features (1,500 to 2,000 words). Submission Guidelines.

7. GreenPrints publishes pieces that address the human side of gardening. They accept submissions for engaging narratives that explore the relationship of people and plants. They pay up to $150 for pieces (up to 2,000 words). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


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