7 Websites that Pay Writers $100+ Per Article

Here’s a list of nine publishers seeking pitches directly from freelance writers. We’ve researched payment rates for all of these publishers, and found their submission guidelines pages, to make it easier to connect with them.

Topics include comics, pop culture, lifestyle, global issues, lawyers, addiction, and divorce.

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ZEAL is a blog that publishes writing on comics, games, and pop culture. They also publish original comics. They are “interested in writing on games that are not generally the target of serious criticism; games that are too weird, too bad, too forgotten, and too anime. ” They even publish “revisionist fan-fiction.” They pay up to $100 per article, and up to $200 per comic. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Sasee is a women’s lifestyle magazine. They are interested in 500-1,000 word non-fiction submissions for and about women: essays, humor, satire and first-person experiences. Previous writers have reported payment from $100 to $200 per essay. Details here.

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/.

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.

Bitter Empire pays $25 to $100 for listicles and articles about law school, and law careers. They appear to want humorous/dark writing about the underbelly of the law world. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Guyvorce is a website focused on divorce advice for men. They pay $100 per article. The minimum word count is 1,200 words. They dub themselves “The man’s ultimate source for everything divorce.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

The Temper is “an online publication that explores life through the lens of sobriety, addiction, and recovery.” They are “particularly interested in amplifying the work of women, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ communities, people aged 55+, people with disabilities, and those in any other historically marginalized or underrepresented group.” They mainly publish personal essays, service-based articles, and op-eds. They want posts of 900 to 2,500 words. According to one payment report, they paid $75 to $100 per piece. To learn more, visit this page.


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